Child Carrier Comparison

Piggyback Rider® provides a child carrier comparison chart with all the ways to carry a child. See which soft/framed carrier is best for your child’s age, size and weight.

Not all kid carriers are built the same. Some child carriers and backpacks are framed and only apply to children within a certain age or weight range. While the child backpack carrier may be influenced by personal preference, parents are often thinking about what is best for their child both immediately and as they grow in the future.

As a parent, you want to carry your child in a way that nurtures your connection with them. Comfort between parent and child is of absolute importance and it makes a difference when traveling into crowds, hiking, or exploring the outdoors. Few child and toddler backpacks give both the parent and their little one free range of motion with their arms to experience the outdoors and have access to must-have items such as water bottles, or snacks.

Compare the Piggyback Rider® to leading child-carrying options from brands like Ergo, Baby Bjorn and more and and you will find the major differences between the leading kid carriers. Feel free to share it to help educate other young parents! If you have any questions about this child carrier backpack comparison chart, contact Piggyback Rider® online or by phone at 301-541-3744.

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Piggyback Rider®

Back Ride

Shoulder Ride

Framed Carrier



Baby Björn®

PRICING Starting at $90.00 Back Pain Shoulder/Back Pain
$190 $99-950 $99-145 $99-140
Child's Age
2-4 yrs 2-5 yrs 2-5 yrs 1-2yrs 1-24 mths 2-24 mths 1-24 mths
Product Lifespan 4+ years N/A N/A 2 years 3 years 2 years 1 year
Product Weight 2.3 lbs N/A N/A 8 lbs 30 lbs+ 1.5 lbs 1.5 lbs
Bond with Parent Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Ease in Crowds Excellent Good Excellent Mediocre Poor Excellent Excellent
Trunk Space Occupied Beach Towel None None 3560 cu in 7680 cu in Beach Towel Beach Towel
Travel Convenience Excellent Good Good Mediocre Poor Excellent Good
Easy on/Easy off Yes No Yes No No No No
Hands Free Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes
Compact Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
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