Taking the little one hiking can be stressful, but when you have the right accessories, your family will have a blast.
Raising my kids to have a love for the outdoors is a priority we never left to chance. From the time they were babies, we headed to the trails every chance we got.
But hiking with little ones poses some unique problems that are best addressed ahead of the trip.
The following tips/items are what I found to be invaluable and I believe will make your next adventure the best it can be.
Invest in a good-quality all-terrain stroller.
If you plan on hitting the trails, especially if they are hilly or uneven, you will want something lightweight and easy to handle.
Many use jogging strollers which are better than the traditional stroller, but the all-terrain provides better tires and suspension. Look for a swivel front wheel for uneven terrain but locks in for flat surfaces.
#2 Child Carrier Backpack
This is a must-have for active parents.
For infants, a carrier that holds the baby in the front is the right choice. Once they can sit up without help they can transition to a backpack.
A quality backpack offers a free range of motion while keeping the child safe. You won’t worry about little legs getting tired or wandering off. They adjust for comfort and have multiple places to hold items like a water bottle.
The freedom and security make this a worthwhile investment.
There is nothing worse than a hungry child.
Remember to bring water bottles and snacks for your child. Pouches are a great choice. Choose protein over sugar and take more than you will need.
A little preparation makes the difference
Family time is valuable, help it be the best it can be with a little help from these tips.