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.

Kelty Child Carrier

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

Gogo Kidz Travelmate

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

Sturdy Umbrella Stroller

Child Carrier Backpack:

Here is another child carrier backpack, designed for the larger-than-infant child, by Kelty.

Child Carrier Backpack

Gogo Kidz Travelmate Wheeled Car Seat:

This is the Gogo Kidz Travelmate wheeled car seat in action, serving as a temporary stroller.

Gogo kidz Travelmate Wheeled Car Seat

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

The Baby Bjorn Infant Carrier



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