Has Anyone Used the Sherpani Rumba Child Carrier?

Updated on July 04, 2008
M.R. asks from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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We are looking to buy a good child carrier for hiking with our 15 month old daughter and any future children. We are considering the Sherpani Rumba (2007 model). Has anyone used this carrier before and what do you think?

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answers from Los Angeles on

Dear M.,

There is a phenomenal BABYWEARING group here in L.A. called KOALA L.A. led by the very AMAZING Traci Cummings. Her monthly meetings are incredible, and she offers a BABYWEARING LENDING LIBRARY where you can borrow slings/wraps/carriers to try for yourself. Her # is: (213) 300~8275. She is truly a BABYWEARING ADVOCATE and all her help is free!!! : ))) I highly recommend calling her with your request! : )))

L. (Mama to 39 week old Dylan Orion) : )))

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answers from Los Angeles on

I haven't used that one but I did want to recommend the Ergo. www.ergobabycarrier.com I used this carrier for many many hikes. I carried my kids on my back from age 6mos - 3+years old w/no back pain.

Whatever you get, enjoy your hiking!

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answers from Los Angeles on

I agree with Michele S. I used several slings and they hurt my back when the boys got older. The Ergo Baby carrier is a fantastic, and I'm still using it comfortably with my 4.5 year old. My sons and I love it.

Michele S. included a link.



answers from Los Angeles on

if you're actually going to hike, i cannot more highly recommend the kelty FC, we have the 1.0 http://www.rei.com/product/765837 which is amazing. i have a very big baby, she's not even 9 months and she's 31 inches and 25 pounds. i can go out with her in this all day and feel great at the end of the day, maybe my legs are a little tired, but my back is fine. (and i have some major back issues which is why i can't front carry her).

definitely a must buy, and i like it that when i take the baby off my back, the bar automatically pops back out and i can set her on the ground and she stays upright and can't go anywhere, unlike all front and sling types. (we use it at the beach a lot) lots of cargo space too.



answers from Los Angeles on

I boufht it and tried it on a hike. My daughter (7 months at the time) hated it. I use a hand-me-down evenflo now.



answers from Los Angeles on

We tried them all and ended up buying the Deuter III. It is about $50 more than the Sherpani at REI, but well worth it. It has an awesome sun hood that really protects the little one, and is very comfortable on your back.

The Deuter II is the same price as the Sherpani but does not have the sun hood.

REI has them all: the Deuter, the Sherpani, the Kelty, and the REI brand one. You can go there and try them all. I recommend that both you and your husband try them on. You are looking for the one that is most comfortable for *both* of you as you will want to switch part way during the hike.

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