Packing the right gear can make a trip with your small child roll more smoothly.
Kelty Child Carrier:
The Kelty Child Carrier is a good piece of equipment to bring on hikes with a toddler. Price: $119 to $240 at Sport Chalet.
Gogo Kidz Travelmate:
For transporting older babies, a Gogo Kidz Travelmate comes in handy. It’s a car seat that turns into a stroller by pulling out a handle and wheels. Although it’s too low to the ground to act as a real stroller, it is great for airports. Price: $89 at www.gogobabyz.com.
Sturdy Umbrella Stroller:
If you’re going to travel a lot or go to places with cobblestones or off-road walking, a sturdy umbrella stroller is a smart investment. One that works well is the Chicco C6 stroller. Price: $59.99 at www.amazon.com.
Child Carrier Backpack:
Here is another child carrier backpack, designed for the larger-than-infant child, by Kelty.
Gogo Kidz Travelmate Wheeled Car Seat:
This is the Gogo Kidz Travelmate wheeled car seat in action, serving as a temporary stroller.
The Baby Bjorn Infant Carrier:
The Baby Bjorn Infant Carrier (with cover) leaves hands free and takes up virtually no room in your luggage. Price: $79 to $99 at www.babiesrus.com.