Great for Toddlers
Slings, backpacks, and front carriers are not just for newborns and infants. Many toddlers find them very reassuring. Learning to walk is exhilarating, but it can also be scary for your baby. Beginning walkers may experience a bout of separation anxiety. ("If I can move away from Mommy, she can walk away from me, and maybe she won't come back. Yikes!").
Like younger babies, toddlers can become over stimulated. An otherwise outgoing baby may suddenly act clingy or agitated. Taking a short break in a sling or carrier can be just what he needs to settle down and regain the confidence to set out for more adventure.
It may seem easier to pop your toddler in a stroller than strap him in a carrier. That is, until you try to squeeze the stroller into a crowded elevator or through a jammed airport terminal. Backpacks and front carriers leave your hands free with the added benefit of keeping baby safely above the fray.