Parenthood needn't mean the end of outdoor fun, but if you're taking the sprog up hills then it helps (a lot) to have the right equipment. "This is a great piece of kit, and has made a huge difference to our lives" says Chris Scaife.
We are still using our Deuter kid carrier, although child 3 is nearly five and basically getting too big for me to carry unless he's really REALLY moaning when told to walk! Child 1 is now 18, although I think we bought the Deuter when child 2 came along (now 16!). So it must be 15 or 16 years old, has carried all three of our kids at different times, and at least went on a long term loan to our friends when their son was young. Ours is still in really good conditions. Basically, they are really well made and you can expect one to do your entire family and probably be lent to friends to carry their kids as well.