Child carriers: the ultimate solution for active families with young children

Why do we need a carrier?

Child carriers are the perfect solution for families who like to be active on the road and still want to transport their toddlers safely. Whether hiking in the mountains or walking through the park - with a child carrier parents have their hands free, everything necessary is stowed and they can fully concentrate on the experience.
The choice of the right child carrier is of great importance, it affects not only whether your child feels comfortable, but also around the physical stress for the wearer. An incorrectly chosen or poorly fitting child carrier can lead to postural deformities and pain, and spoil any fun you may have had carrying your child.
For whom is a back carrier suitable and what should you look for when buying one? These questions and everything else around the topic of child carriers we explain in the following article.

At what age is a child carrier suitable?

From the age of about six months, parents can switch to child carriers. The decisive factor here is that the child is already able to sit independently, i.e. the back muscles have developed stably and the child has secure head control. This is the only way to transport the child safely and ensure an ergonomic posture.

How long can children be carried in a Kraxe?

That really depends on the size and weight of your child. As a rule, children can be carried without problems until they are about four years old. Of course, it depends on the physical constitution of the wearer. A petite woman in a moderate state of training will have less fun carrying a 15kg child plus rations including the carrier than a male mountain athlete.

Our KOHLA carrier are designed for a total weight of up to 23kg and have an extra light construction to keep the carrying load as low as possible. With many different features and modern design you have the choice between two carrying models.
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How does the child sit properly in the carrier?

An ergonomic child carrier offers both the child and the adult optimal comfort during transport. You should pay particular attention to the following points when equipping and adjusting the carrier:

Sitting position:

The child should be carried in a tuck-and-spread position to support the natural development of his or her hips. Please be sure to place the legs in a slightly bent position in the foot loops provided. This prevents the child's legs from falling asleep so quickly. On long hikes, be sure to change the position of the legs. n. 

The seat height should be adjusted to the back length of the child, i.e. the chin should be able to look over the head cushion (distance between chin and cushion is about five centimeters) and the arms should be able to move freely.

For older children, the seat can be lowered to allow a more upright sitting position. Again, make sure the kids position their feet at a flat angle.


The entire seating area of the child belongs to the stretcher cockpit. Here, care should be taken that the seating position is individually adjustable and that the little passenger can sit stably and comfortably. The back area, side entrances and chin area should be softly padded and preferably made of breathable materials.

Harness system:

A harness system that can be individually adjusted to the child is a must. At KOHLA, we rely on a five-point system with additional fixation at the chest. All straps are soft and padded with breathable material.

How do I adjust the back carrier correctly to my height?

As with the kids, the Kraxe must also be individually adjusted to the carrier. Thanks to the adjustable back system of KOHLA stretchers, the back length can be changed quickly and easily. If, for example, a change of carrier takes place.

Now we set the child days for you in four short steps:

1. Determine back length - open back padding and with the individual tension strap, adjust the stretcher to the back of the wearer. Close the padding with Velcro - done!

2. Adjust hip belt - the fins should sit centrally on the pelvic bones. Then still fix the position by the straps.

3. Adjust shoulder straps - tighten straps, but please only so far that the weight of the Kraxe is on the hips.

4. Heavy load straps - after the back length and the shoulder straps are fixed, the optimal weight distribution of the stretcher can be adjusted with the help of the heavy load straps. The load straps should be slightly on tension, so that the Kraxe is placed one close to the body.

5. chest strap - place in the center of the sternum and tighten as required.



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