Kinderpacks come in 4 sizes- infant, standard, toddler, and preschool
- Infant is suitable for up to 2 yrs: 8-35 lbs/ 22″ and up
- Standard is suitable for 8 mos-3yrs/ 20lbs-40 lbs/ 30″ and up
- Toddler is suitable for 18 mos-4 yrs/ 25 lbs-45lbs/ 32″ and up
- Preschool is suitable for 3-5yrs/ 35lbs-55lbs/ 38″ and up
*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. Don't be lured by other carriers reporting higher weight limits with smaller body panel sizes. Weight limit is not the same as suggested weight.
2 strap length sizes are available for the parent’s comfort
There is much overlap within the sizes. When determining which size to purchase, always size down if your child is on the lower end of a size. It is important that your child at least meets the recommended height AND weight for the size before using it. It is very tempting to size up, like you would normally do with baby clothing. Please resist the urge to do so. A well fitting carrier is comfortable for you and baby. An ill fitting carrier is very uncomfortable for you both, and can be dangerous to your baby. Think it terms of car seats. It would not be appropriate to buy a car seat that is too large for your child to grow into- it’s the same with baby carriers.
These are not hard and fast rules, of course. You need to take into consideration your child and what your child likes. Does your child fall within the lower range on the toddler size, but like to ride arms out?? Then you probably want the standard. Is your child still under a year? Then the infant size is for you. Do you want a carrier to keep, AND your child is at least 20 lbs? Then a standard may be good for you. For more information about measurements, please refer to the Carrier info link.