Well I was just introduced to the coolest thing IMO, The PiggyBack Rider! Now you have to be asking yourself, as was I, what is a Piggyback rider, how does it work, and is it safe? Well luckily I got to test out this cool product and share my thoughts with you.
Appropriately named the Piggyback Rider™, this ingenious carrier is, quite simply, the last child carrier that you will ever need to buy. Made for children aged 2 ½ to 7 (and up to 60 pounds), The Piggyback Rider™ is quality and simplicity at its finest. Weighing less than three pounds, and the size of a rolled towel, the Piggyback RiderTM bonds parent and child in active transport that is natural and instinctive. Rather than a seat attached to a frame or wheels, the brothers and creators Jonny and Wayne Lifshitz designed a backpack with a shoulder mounted foot bar for a child to stand on, four integrated grab handles for achild to hold, and a safety harness to secure the child. The foot bar rests just below adult waist level, allowing the child to stand perched on the adult’s back and be engaged in active transport,rather than sit (and fall asleep). The Piggyback Rider™ is built strong and sturdy, made with highquality climbing buckles, webbing and a tempered aluminum bar. To boot, the entire carrier comes in a convertible multipurpose storage bag/mudflap!
Now I am small framed and weigh only 110lbs so this was obviously a better fit for daddy and he did test it out. He loved that there was less strain on his back and it did keep both my son and daughter ( at separate times of course) engaged in a upright position. Hopefully this meas no more sleepy drool on daddies head...Although I quite enjoy that ;). The only negative is my husband is NO FUN and would not let me take his picture. He doesn't just not allow this for my blog, but I am not allowed to photograph him at ALL (men!). So for sake of the review I tried to give the Piggyback Rider a shot myself with my lightest child ;) my daughter, Gianna.
I have to say it wasn't that bad on me. I definitely can't get any of my children on my shoulders at this point, but was able to tote her around with the PiggyBack Rider with out any problems for the purpose of this review, and it really wasn't straining on my back or legs. Now please bare with me on the fact I WAS NOT prepared to take pictures of me and the product, but since my husband left me high and dry without a shot of him I had to make do..Please don't mind my flat butt PJ's....lol
I must admit I was very nervous at first for safety reason, I was always nervous with baby carriers as well, so it was a natural reaction for me. However after toting my daughter around and watching my husband in action. I feel very secure in the devices set up and can't wait to have this on hand for our next trip to Disney and even better our trip to the Saint Patty's Day Parade. With the height my son and or daughter can get on this thing I don't think I will have to worry about anyone blocking their view, and my husband doesn't have to worry about his back with the old fashion shoulder hold. The PiggyBack Rider also is equipped with a great storage bag (Storage bags are always a plus with me!)
Buy It: You can purchase the PiggyBack Rider at http://www.thepiggybackrider.com/ for 79.99 with free shipping! You can also check for retailer near you. The PiggyBack Rider is additionally available in Pink as well.
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