However, choosing the right type of carrier can be a challenge, with so much choice and variety in the marketplace.
Now Little Terra has produced a free downloadable guide to help parents make an informed choice when selecting a childrens back carrier.
Available online at www.littleterra.co.uk/choosingchildcarriers the guide is packed with information including fitting, frame construction, weight considerations and accessories.
Carolyn Budding, managing director of Little Terra, said: Child back carriers are invaluable pieces of gear when spending time outdoors with a youngster.
They enable people to navigate across places that might be more difficult to access in a pushchair, such as over stiles during countryside walks, and children enjoy the elevated position and close contact to the carrier they offer.
We recommend that carriers are generally suitable for children from six months who can sit unaided. However, coupled with the age factor, there are a number of areas to consider when purchasing this type of equipment and we hope this guide helps signpost people to make the right choice.