If walking or hiking is her favorite sport, she can take her little one along in the newly designed Osprey Poco Premium Kid Carrier ($299). Osprey sent me a Poco carrier to try, and I was amazed at how lightweight and comfortable it was to use, even on two-hour hikes. The pack weighs under eight pounds and the supersupportive hip straps make carrying a toddler easy and back pain free. The back mesh panel prevents getting all sweaty and the torso length can be easily adjusted with a quick slide up or down in case dad wants to have a turn carrying the kiddo.
There are tons of compartments all over the pack — I love the phone pocket on the shoulder strap. Two other awesome features are the removable day pack to keep snacks and extra layers and the built-in sun shade that also protects in light rain. It comes in three colors and if you want to see the pack and if you want to see the pack in action, watch this video.