Hiking with Babies & Toddlers: Frequently Asked Questions

I've had so much fun the past several months working on our hiking with babies and toddlers series. The response has been overwhelming! Who would have thought that our most popular post would be how to change a diaper on the trail? In case you've missed it, here are the previous blog posts from this series: How to Hike While Pregnant How to Dress Babies and Toddlers for Hiking How to Choose Equipment to Carry Babies and Toddlers on a Hike How to Pack for a Day Hike with Babies and Toddlers The Trailhead Routine Tips for Breastfeeding on the trails How…

Tips For Hiking with a Baby in a Backpack Carrier

We're back with another episode in our hiking with babies and toddlers video series. Today we share a few tips on hiking with a baby or a toddler in a backpack carrier. You may notice that in this video our carrier tends to push my neck and shoulders too far forward-that's a disadvantage of getting a screaming deal on a used carrier. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-pcsK0UPSc&feature=youtu.be What tips do you have for hiking with a baby or toddler in a backpack carrier? And in case you missed it, here are links to our other videos in this series. How to Hike While Pregnant…

Tips for breastfeeding on the trails

Lately we've been asked a lot of questions from hiking mama's who are breastfeeding and looking for tips and advice on how to feed their baby's easily on the trails. This post that I wrote last year when I was breastfeeding our first baby has been one of our more popular posts. Now that I'm feeding baby #2 things have evolved a bit. As part of our hiking with babies and toddlers video series here's a short video with tips for breastfeeding on the trails. http://youtu.be/4Tb6d1xht4I What tips do you have for feeding babies in the wilderness? Also, if you're…

How to Pack for a Day Hike with Babies & Toddlers

Two years ago when I was trying to figure out how to hike with a brand new baby I scanned the internet for advice on what to put in my daypack. I read an article written by a woman who packed her breast pump (along with her breastfed baby) up a mountain and realized that I was better off developing my own packing list based off of our route, location, the weather and the needs of our baby. Here's a short video with what was in my pack during a hike on Monday. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXLE9awtT70 My packing list has evolved over…

How to choose equipment to carry babies & toddlers on a hike

When it comes to hiking with babies and toddlers one of the most difficult things is trying to figure out how to carry them, especially when you've got 2 kids that need to be carried (but, we'll get into that later). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n3wg1O60FY As part of our hiking with babies and toddlers series, today we're talking about ways to carry kids. A few highlights from the video: Here's what's worked for us, if you've tried something else, agree or disagree let us know. New babies (<1 month old): We hike with new babies in a wrap. It's not the most comfortable…

New Blog Series: Hiking with Babies & Toddlers

We're taking a break today from our backcountry navigation series to announce a new blog series that starts tomorrow! We've been getting a several questions lately about how we manage to hike with a new baby and a toddler. Since we spend a lot of time out on the trails exploring with our little ones we thought we'd throw together a video blog series with a few things that we've learned. We've decided to make this a video series because as busy parents we may not have time to read a long, detailed blog post but we can find 90…