Updated: Aug 14, 2019
I know, I know… The title seems a little misleading. Walking with kids made easy. You’re probably remembering those times at Disneyland when all you were doing was chasing your kids around. Oh, and possibly the time you were simply trying to unwind with a walk in the park or a stroll around the neighborhood. If you have a crazy toddler like I do, it was probably full of you telling your kids to slow down, speed up, and stay by your side… Well, I’ve got some good news for you on your future adventures. The Chicco SmartSupport Backpack came to our rescue.
1. It Carries Your Child Safely
Chicco has been manufacturing baby gear for decades, including the #1-rated KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat, the beloved NextFit Convertible Car Seat and the Fit2 Infant & Toddler Car Seat, as well as a full line of playards, highchairs, car seats, strollers and more. So you could say they’ve been around the block when it comes to making parents lives easier while keeping your kids safe.
The SmartSupport Backpack for toddlers has straps to keep your child in place, an adjustable canopy to keep the sun away, and a built in stand for you to safely put your child in and take your child out of the backpack.
2. This Backpack Has Back Support
It’s not called the “SmartSupport” Backpack for nothing. This toddler backpack has extra padded shoulder straps, adjustable belt straps, and an energy-absorbing lumbar pad. When I was hiking with Eli up in the mountains, I was able to stroll around without any pain for an extended period of time.
Another great feature is the height adjustable seat for your toddler. As your kids grow older, you’ll be able to adjust their height and support for comfort and safety.
3. It’s Super Lightweight
Another big win for me was the backpack itself, GET THIS, only weighs 6 pounds on its own!! The lightweight aluminum frame made it possible for me to lift up the whole toddler SmartSupport backpack with one finger. Which means all of the weight you will be feeling is essentially the weight of your toddler; but, there isn’t much this backpack can do in that department (other than provide back support, which it does).
4. Transporting is Simple
We all know strollers, pack n’ plays, and other child contraptions that help make our life easier must be transported at one time or another. Well, this here backpack does this as well. It is able to fold flat for storage or for transportation whenever you’ll be needing it.
This is especially useful when you only want to travel with one stroller in the car but have more than one young kid. This backpack will fit in the last few open spaces in the minivan (or SUV for you non mini-vanner people) so you can still have options to carry your child when their legs get tired. *SPOILER* That. Will. Happen.
At the end of the day, we parents need tools to help us make our parenting days easier for two reasons, to have more quality time with the kids and to not fall apart out of aches and pains in our 30’s. The Chicco SmartSupport toddler backpack was able to withstand the test of hiking in the hills and the strolling in the streets. My wife and I have a few vacations planned this upcoming summer and we will most definitely be taking this with us. We will be pushing one kid in the stroller and the other will be on our back.
If you’re in the market for a great backpack to carry your toddler, I’d definitely recommend the Chicco SmartSupport Backpack. You can check it out in stores or online (at ChiccoUSA.com) for $129.99.
Have you ever used a toddler backpack carrier before? Where have you found it useful? Let me know in the comment section below!