The Kanga-XT is the carrier that bridges the gap between toddler and big kid.
I've had many people ask about a carrier that will be able to grow with their child after they are too big for the Kanga-J. If this is you, this is your carrier!
Since the sides of the XT are only 16" tall, children who are just beginning to grow out of the 15" Kanga-X2 will be able to ride easily with their arms out. This creates less strain on the adult's shoulder's and back since their arms are not pulling on the sides of the carrier. Because the Kanga-XT is rated for 45 lbs, one could easily use their Kanga-XT from around 12-14 months (depending on the height of the child) until that child was 3 years old and beyond.
Talk about more "Bang for your Buck!".
The Kanga-XT has several features that won't be found on other carriers;
- Side extensions instead of pleats, darts, and deep contours
Because the back panel is flat, a child in a Kanga-XT sits against your body, centering their weight on your hips - not your shoulders! The side extensions found on the Kanga-XT come up under the child's legs. This changes the seating area for the child from a narrow 14 inches without the extensions to a much wider 17".
- High 7" padded head/backrest.
The XT can also be purchased with a generously sized sleep hood.
- Low 16" sides for easy "arms out"
Many times this means buying a carrier that is too short simply because they will be able to have their arms out comfortably. If the carrier is too high, it can cause shoulder strain on the person wearing the carrier for the child's arms to push the sides of the carrier down.
This carrier allows both the child and the adult to be comfortable. The sides of the headrest slope down to 16". This allows plenty of underarm room for the child and at the same time, the adult is comfortable with no shoulder strain.
- A carrier to grow with.
If your child loves to sleep in his carrier and you would like a carrier that will grow with the child, the Kanga-XT may be the right fit for you.