Sizes for the Child:
Infant: up to 2 years, 8-35 lbs, starting at 22" tall
The infant size has a width adjustable base. It has a buckle mechanism that allows the parent to cinch the base of the carrier to different widths to allow very young babies to be legs out, with proper positioning and without an insert.
15″ h x 9-15″ w
Standard: 8mo-3 yrs 20-40lbs, starting at around 28″ tall
Standard is the choice for most people.
Please realize that the standard will fit up to 3 years old/4T. This is the size to buy if you want to buy one carrier without having to size up later.
16″ h x 17″ w
Toddler: 18mo-4+ yrs, 25-45 lbs, starting at around 32" tall
There is a huge difference between the standard and the toddler - please be aware that the minimum recommended size is just that, and it may still be too large for a child who meets those minimums.
18″ h x 19″ w
Preschool: 3-5 years, 35-55 lbs, starting at 38″ tall
This is truly the largest child carrier made. Great for big kids and kids with special needs who still want to be carried through the preschool years.
The height measurements are without the headrest. Add 2″ for the overall height.
20″h x 20″ w
*All weights are suggested weights and may vary depending on each child. Suggested weights are based on appropriate proportions for the body panel size. Each Kinderpack can safely hold higher weight limits than what is suggested, but comfort may be compromised.
Sizes for the adult:
The Kinderpack is available in 2 sizes, standard or plus size, for a custom fit for you:
Size 0-22 (19-20″ straps+ 13″ of webbing; waistband fit 26″-60″)
Size 18 and up (24″ straps+ 13″ of webbing; waistband fits 26″-60″)- great for large busted women, and tall men.
*Plus size straps on infant and standard sizes can be used by parents that may not meet the minimum recommended clothing size
Features of the Kinderpack:
Straps and Waist
The shoulder straps are slightly contoured with an integrated, quick adjust chest strap.
Kinderpack first innovated the "Perfect Fit" strap length adjusters. This feature can shorten the length of the shoulder strap for your “Perfect Fit”. If tightened, you can also loosen them to create more space for nursing.
The shoulder strap is generously padded for optimal comfort and is shaped just enough to avoid the dreaded underarm rub.
The semi curved, 3 part waistband conforms to most body shapes without pushing your pants down (this is a common problem with many other carriers!)
Hood or Sleep Shade
All full panel (non-Koolnit) have a 2 piece lined hood that is aviator shaped. Very cute! The hood features the completely exclusive ‘stuff and snap’ hood design. Simply stuff the hood inside the body when not in use and snap the 2 piece structured headrest together!
This also creates a pocket for soft items such as a diaper. Very convenient! You dont have to choose between a carrier with a headrest or a hood- the Kinderpack has both! The Kinderpack hood also features a buckled hood tie.
*Note: Kinderpacks with Koolnit, or mesh of any kind, have flat, rectangular sleep shades instead of the shaped hood.
The 3 piece shaped contoured body is the first of its kind. The curved pieces form a bulbous seat pocket for baby’s bottom that curves in at baby’s back. This exclusive shaping promotes proper support and follows the shape of their little bottoms and backs, making their wearing experience as comfy as it can be. There really is a difference!
As with all Kindercarry baby carriers, canvas is the main fabric used for straps, body, and internal layers. Our carriers are some of the most supportive and sturdy on the market. All structural components are made from 8 oz Brushed Canvas, and then paired with a fashion print for style. Each Kinderpack has an internal layer of canvas or twill inside the body. Shoulder straps, webbing, and waistband are reinforced with bar tacking internally and X or V box reinforcement you can see on the outside at all joining points. All of these details make for an extremely strong and durable baby carrier.
** Please be advised that soft structured carriers are made to be worn more loosely than mei tais and wraps. This may take a little getting used to if those are the kinds of carriers you are used to wearing. Tightening your straps as far as they go, and then easing back on the buckle slightly, will give you your best fit. Avoid tightening straps too tightly- this will cause neck strain and underarm rub.
*Consult your instruction booklet for more detailed wearing information, as well as tips and tricks.