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-J 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. Since the Kanga-XT is rated for 60lbs, one could easily use their Kanga-XT from around 12-14 months (depending on the height of the child) until that child was 4-5 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
- High 7" padded head/backrest.
- 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.