Father’s Day Gift Guide 2020

The term “Dad” is synonymous with strength and love for many of us. Whether he is your own father, the […]

8 Wonderful Reasons To Wear Your Wellies all Year

Wellies, galoshes, gumboots, rain boots… regardless of what you call them, they tend to be an essential footwear choice for […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2020

Mother’s Day Gift Recommendations from the Hike it Baby Staff For many of us, the word “Mom” conjures images of […]

Great Companies Giving Back: Lifestraw and the Give Back Program

What makes our earth so unique is the presence of water. This key substance connects every aspect of life on […]

Tips for Staying Properly Hydrated on the Hiking Trail

While the kids in our lives may consider our constant reminders to drink more water an annoying form of nagging, […]

Why And When Your Kid Will Benefit From a Lightweight Hiking Shoe

As we start to see the spring light at the end of the winter tunnel, it’s time to think about […]

How Hike it Baby Families Use Water Filters to Access Clean Water Every day, Everywhere

With the vast majority of our planet’s surface covered in water (over 70%!), drinkable water should be easy to find, […]

Great Companies Giving Back: Turtle Fur and #ProjectWarmth

Here at Hike it Baby, it’s no secret that we love the outdoors. We feel everyone should have the opportunity […]

How to Comfortably Fit a Hard Frame Child Carrier for You and Your Baby

Frame Carrier Advantages One of the greatest advantages of a kid’s hard frame carrier is your ability to carry more […]

How to Use Layers to Keep Your Kids Warm and Happy in All Temperatures

We’ve all been hearing it: “It’s too cold to go outside.” However, we believe that getting outside and enjoying nature […]

How to Adjust a Child Carrier for all Body Types

Finding Your Child Carrier Fit Have you ever put on a child carrier and felt the straps digging into your […]

How to Choose a Winter Boot for Your Little Explorer

Chilly mornings and shorter days are a sure sign winter is approaching. Which also means it’s time to pull out […]

Introducing the Merrell Little Kid’s Bare StepsⓇ Hut Moc in Exclusive Hike it Baby Design

Your little hikers can take big steps in the Merrell Bare Steps Hut Moc, now available in a special edition […]

The Best Sun Hats for Kids and Babies

Summer is winding down and kids are headed back to school, but that doesn’t mean the warm weather is going […]

Deuter launches first women’s fit hiking kid carrier

As a hiking family, there’s arguably one piece of gear that’s essential — a carrier. Choosing the right carrier can […]

Shoes for all Your Outdoor Summer Adventures

Summer is here! That means school is out, the temperatures are rising, the days are longer and adventures abound! That […]

6 Outdoor essentials every guy needs in his hiking pack

  Hiking, backpacking and adventure travel all require an array of gear. From the outdoor essentials to the luxury items, […]

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2019

2019 Father’s Day Gift Ideas Here at Hike it Baby, we love dads. Whether he is our own father, the […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2019

Here at Hike it Baby, we love moms. Whether she is the woman who gave birth to us, the mother […]

How to Pack for a Hiking Vacation

Spring break is right around the corner. All that’s standing in your way now is packing for your trip, which […]

Fitness Trackers: Finding the right one for you

For many of us, January is a time when we set new goals for the coming year to improve and […]

How to keep your family warm on trail in winter

As we head into winter and have the added challenge of trying to stay warm, one of the most common […]

2018 Holiday Gift Guide for the Outdoor Family

It’s that time again for our annual holiday gift guide to help give you ideas for the outdoor adventurers on […]

How to find the right fit with a frame carrier

Finding a hard-frame carrier that fits mama (or daddy!) and her little one can be confusing and overwhelming to both […]

Love the Layer You’re in: Cold Weather Camping

I learned early to layer in the winter. Growing up, I was always cold. Our house was drafty and we […]

How to save money on outdoor gear

There’s no doubt outdoor gear is expensive. Outfitting yourself in hiking boots, wicking layers, a waterproof jacket, a soft carrier […]

Choosing the right shoes for your beginner walker

One of the most exciting milestones for a parent is watching their little one take their first wobbling, awkward steps. […]

How to enhance your lifestyle and well-being with electric bikes

This summer, due to various circumstances, we decided to become a one-car family, temporarily, from early summer until fall. We […]

How hats help keep families safe outside

When my son, Mason, was born, I didn’t have very many friends with kids, so like many new moms, I […]

5 Hiking essentials that are worth your money

When my family relocated to Vermont in the Spring of 2017, we suddenly found ourselves with a ton of free […]

Types of Water Treatment for Hiking and Backpacking

I’m a big believer that some of the best family memories occur outside. When I think back to my own […]

Raincoats review: Staying dry on the trails

As we head into summer, one thing we need to prep for while out hiking is the surprise shower. When […]

Backpacking with the Family: Four-Man Tent Review

Backpacking with the family is a combination of good planning, patience and carrying the right gear with you. After a […]

Balance Bikes vs. Training Wheels

Teaching your child to ride a bike can be one of the most exciting experiences for you and your little […]

Sleep Soundly – Review of Kids Sleeping Bags

If your family is gearing up to go camping with kids this summer, finding the right kids sleeping bags will […]

Gourmet on the Go – Trail Meals for Families

Whether you want to take a trip into the back country for a few days or want to hike all […]

2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

We often talk about inspiring wellness here at Hike it Baby. It’s so important that it is one of our […]

Outdoor Family Gear: New Brands Roundup

This past January, our Hike it Baby team ventured to Outdoor Retailer to meet with companies and organizations serving outdoor […]

Snuggle Up – Comparison of Double Sleeping Bags

When you start to think about backpacking, you start to research gear. A lot of gear. To me, there are […]

Light it Up: Headlamp Reviews

In this roundup of headlamp reviews, Shanti tests out six headlamps for hiking and camping with the whole family. I’m […]

Down for Adventure – Comparison of 7 Lightweight Jackets

I am a hot hiker. No, not a supermodel, y’all; I mean I get HOT when I hike. But I […]

Caring for Your Down Jacket

So you have a snazzy new down jacket and you want to get the most life out of it you […]

The New Era of the Family Camping Tents

As your family grows, it’s common for your family’s tent needs to grow, too.  For us, life before Mason was […]

5 Sports Bras for the Active Woman

Boobs, the twins, the ladies, our bust – we’ve probably all got quite a few names we like to use. And, […]

Hike it Baby Style Picks: The Elusive Women’s Winter Jacket

I turn into an ice cube when the thermometer reaches 40°F (4.5°C). I also live in a state where it’s […]

Hard-framed carrier: improve the quality of your hike

Sky was a little over a year old when I was finally mentally prepared enough to try a long day […]

Essential Winter Hiking Gear for Families

“There’s no bad weather as long as you’ve got the right gear.” For the most part, this is true. But […]

Best Bike Trailers for Kids – Gear Review

Bike trailers for kids are gaining in popularity for those who like to fit more into their daily routine. What […]

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for the Outdoor Family

Looking for gifts guaranteed to get your family outdoors doing what you love? In our annual holiday gift guide, we’ve […]

5 Gear Essentials for Hiking in the Rain with Kids

Just because you’re outside hiking in the rain doesn’t mean you have to be soaked to the bones. Make sure […]

Wool Clothing: From Beach Day to Winter Play

In the hunt for all things winter, I perennially spend an exorbitant amount of time looking at clothing. I obsess […]

Find Your Best Trail Shoe: What’s Pronation Got to Do With It?

One of the first things you learn when you start hiking is that appropriate footwear is a must. It’s important […]

Hike it Baby Style Picks: The Lightweight Jacket

Cass joins us again for another installment of Hike it Baby Style Picks. This month we are talking lightweight jackets […]

Don’t Drop Your Camera While Carrying Your Kid – A Gear Review

Let’s face it, a camera hanging around your neck while you stoop over to pick up your child is a […]

Hike it Baby Style Picks: UPF Clothing

Editor Note: We’ve been working on this new feature for a while now. I’m so thrilled to introduce our Monthly […]

Threadlyte: Secondhand Retailer for Hiking Gear

Have you ever turned down an opportunity to get outside with your kids because you felt as though you didn’t […]

Babywearing Dad’s Review From Wrap to Soft Structured

Hiking Yosemite with our new little one I didn’t know much about carriers when I became a father. I knew […]

The Outdoor Dad’s Gift Guide

This Fathers Day, take the time to appreciate the amazing strength and love that Dad provides to the family each […]

Rolling Into Spring : Stroller Review

The Hike it Baby community is rolling into spring and using our favorite wheeled-gear to get outside with our families. […]

Review: Mountain Marsupial 4-in-1 Jacket

For me personally, one of the hardest parts of heading onto the trail with a baby in a carrier is […]