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…

Why it’s Fun Hiking with a Toddler

Motherhood has changed me. I've given up on the fact that my house will never be clean enough.  Animal crackers have become a staple in our diet. There are snot stains on every shoulder of every shirt I own and I feel so smart because I'm learning a new language ("uck"=truck, "ook"=book, "mama"=mama). But as a Mom nothing is more fun than hiking with 20 pounds of extreme cuteness riding on my back. [caption id="attachment_2871" align="alignleft" width="1984"] It ain't always pretty...[/caption] I never know when my kid's stubby (and often sticky) little fingers are going to reach their way through…