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Toddler Backpack Carrier
Make outings more interactive with our standing toddler carriers for hiking, zoo trips, traveling, and more
The multi-award winning Piggyback Rider® standing child carrier is a compact, lightweight backpack for toddlers older than two years and up to 50lbs. Our unique toddler carrier design creates a mutually enjoyable, effortless way to carry a child on your back and is a great replacement for bulky backpack carriers and strollers.
Simply have your child stand firmly on the shoulder-strap mounted bar and strap them in with the piggyback harness for security. We include grab handles and safety tether for security. Your children will love the height advantage!
The sturdy, unisex design functions like a standard backpack, distributing the child’s weight at your core enabling a natural upright posture. Dad invented and mom approved, parents and kids are engaged in active transport with the Piggyback Rider® backpack carrier. Our durable, built-to-last standing child carriers will be the last piece of kid gear you need to buy. Shop today!
Praise from Real Parents
"We love the Piggyback Rider; makes taking the kids around so easy!"
Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott
“Families with kids with Apraxia worry all the time when we are at places with large crowds that if our children wandered off or got lost that they would not be able to tell someone their name and info. They do have products like bracelets, temp. Tattoos, dog tags, but nothing can make a family feel secure like having their child right there with them. The Piggyback Rider child carrier backpack accomplishes that! Your product is the perfect thing for kids like mine who are too big for a stroller! Good luck! It is a wonderful product for kids like Jackson.”
"We absolutely love the Piggyback Rider kid carrier, we would recommend it to anyone!”
Leanne H. (PTPA blogger)
"I think it’s brilliant!"
“When I discovered the Piggyback Rider kid carrier backpack, I just about jumped for joy! It’s such a comfortable carrier and so lightweight and easy to set up, it really is an inspired product.”
Lacy H. from In the Know Mom
“We love our Piggyback Rider!”
“Already tweeted about it, love this thing!”
“@piggybackrider LOVED meeting you and LOVED the Rider! It was ,hands down, our favorite product yesterday!! EVERY parent needs one! THANKS!”
Diana Maria Riva
“Thank you Piggyback Rider you have given my hands back when my 3 year-old’s legs just don’t want to work anymore. We are currently on a family holiday, camping our way from Victoria to Sydney, Australia. While we were camping the itch to try the rider got too much for my husband who gave it a go and also become a ‘Ride the Bar’ convert instantly. Bye bye framed carrier, was nice knowing you. We made it to Sydney for the biggest night of the city (New Years’ Eve fireworks), this is where the Piggyback Rider kid carrier backpack really shined a brightly. With thousands upon thousands of people converging on the city, the Piggyback Rider kid carrier was a blessing in getting to a great vantage point without having to worry about losing my 3 year-old. It was wonderful for the whole family to see and enjoy the fireworks. The Piggyback Rider will be joining us on many more family vacations”
Rhonda F. of Victoria, Australia
“…it’s brilliant. It was really easy to use and I loved that (compared to our toddler frame backpack) it allows you to interact so much more with your kid. My 4 1/2 year old daughter liked the vantage point so much that I had to ration it so that she’d actually get some exercise in. Which also made the easy on & off a plus.”
“OMG! I can’t walk 10 feet without someone stopping us! I’m at an outdoor mall and everyone wants one!”
My wife died last July. A freak case of terminal cancer that took her about a month away from her 30th birthday. We have a little girl and she turned 3 right after her mom died. As hard as it’s been, trying to figure out how I'm going to make it all work all by myself, is one of the hardest parts. I was over 300lbs, smoked a pack a day and drank too much. Five months before my wife passed, I changed my life and kicked those bad habits by exercising, hiking and getting outdoors more. The Piggyback Rider will allow me to share my newfound love for life with my daughter, and allow her to accompany me on my outings until she is big enough to keep up on her own.
We just moved to Italy and our kids (3.5 and 5.5) are too old for a stroller, but they can't walk as far as mom and dad. I was desperately researching an answer as my husband and I are very active and want to take full advantage of living in Europe. I found the Piggyback Rider, showed it to my husband, and he said to order immediately. We are beyond excited about being able to "carry" our kiddos when they are tired without breaking our backs. If both kids like it, we'll order another 😄
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