Taste and Texture: Quick and Easy Snacks for Babies and Toddlers

Created in partnership with our friends at    Exploring taste and texture with kids through nature is probably not the […]

4 Fall Crafts You Can Make Using Leaves

Whether it’s listening to the leaves crunching under our shoes on a hike, jumping into leaf piles, or smelling the […]

10 Ways to enjoy the last days of summer

Are you looking at the back end of summer and wondering where it all went? Well, there’s still time! Whether […]

Bring the Outside In with these Nature Inspired Activities for Kids

Sometimes the weather just isn’t cooperating, sometimes your allergies are acting up, and sometimes you just can’t (or don’t want […]

4 Easy Winter Crafts for Kids

Winter’s cold temps tend to keep people indoors for the warmth of the fireplace, but despite that, this time of […]

How babywearing benefits you and your child

Originally posted October 2018. In honor of International Babywearing Week (October 1-7), I wanted to share my own babywearing experience […]

How a Ten-Minute Walk Outside Can Improve Your Overall Well-being

Hike it Baby’s Winter Walk with Wox encourages individuals and families to head outside for a ten-minute walk every day […]

Benefits of Encouraging Risk: Beyond the Early Years

This is part three of a three-part series on risk and risky play. Part one of this series touches on […]

How To Support Appropriate Risk-taking in Public Play Spaces

This is part two of a three-part series on risk-taking and risky play. Part one of this series touches on […]

Why Risky Play Is Less Scary (and More Valuable) Than It Sounds

This is part one of a three-part series on risky play. Part three will explore how parents can support appropriate […]

13 Books that Help You Bring Nature into Your Child’s Education

Want to learn more about using the outdoors as a learning tool for your whole family? Check out these books […]

Nature-Rich Resources for Distance Learning and Homeschooling

With many families starting this school year in a way they never imagined, nature studies can fall low on the […]

10 Ways to Combine Nature and Virtual Learning

School in the time of Covid-19 has certainly created many new challenges. While everyone is doing their best to give […]

Backyard Camping: An Epic Adventure Right Outside Your Door

This summer, the days have felt especially long. Due to COVID, I find myself saying “no” and “we can’t” a […]

30 Things You Can Do Right Outside Your Door in 30 Minutes

We know that getting outside is good for us. Whether you are facing times of great uncertainty, stress, and sadness […]

Tips to Stay Safe While Camping in the Post-Quarantine Era

I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready for a little time away from home and to […]

How to Safely and Easily Incorporate Water Play into Your Summer Fun

Summer is approaching fast for many parts of North America, which means longer days, higher temperatures, and lots of outdoor […]

Outdoor Moms Making a Difference that Everyone Should Know

When I started my research on outdoor moms, I honestly only knew of a handful of women that made a […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Michelle Robinson, Mentor Team Captain

Michelle Robinson – Mentor Team Captain New Ambassador Training support Hike it Baby Brockville, ON Founding Branch Ambassador Michelle Robinson […]

Kids to Parks Day 2020 is Bringing Parks to Kids – Here is How to Celebrate

Kids to Parks Day, always held on the third Saturday of May, is a day of outdoor exploration at our […]

10 Free Gifts to Give Mom this Mother’s Day

A History of Celebrating Mom While the celebration of motherhood and mothers can be traced back to the ancient Greeks […]

Books to Help Your Kids Engage with Nature

It’s no secret that our planet needs help. It needs people who will strive to protect and nurture the earth […]

Celebrate National Parks this National Park Week with an Innovative Digital Experience and Online Activities

National Park Week is April 18 – 22, 2020. While most National Park facilities and events are closed due to […]

Earth Day Activities For Children You Can Do Close to Home

Earth Day is right around the corner (April 22nd) and why not celebrate it in style with one or more […]

Epic Adventures Begin Right Outside Your Door with the New Outdoor Activity Booklet Series

Education and Adventure in Every Download Find adventure right in your local outside space! Hike it Baby and Super Nature […]

Resources For Families to Make the Best of Sheltering at Home

Guys, I know since the COVID-19 virus hit, EVERYTHING has been canceled and it seems every day there is more […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Lacey Stock, Family Trail Guide Co-Captain and Rock Star Volunteer

Lacey Stock – Family Trail Guide Co-Captain Tech Support Team member Calendar Team member Branch Ambassador for the Kenai Peninsula […]

Ideas to Get Outside with Your Family When Parks and Trails Are Closed

It is the 14th day my family and I have self-quarantined due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Though it […]

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 […]

Nine Simple Ways to Enhance Childhood with a Backyard Natural Playgrounds or Playscapes

Nature Provides Learning Opportunities Research shows time and again children who explore natural playgrounds use their imagination more, work cooperatively, […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Paige Forberger, Calendar Team Captain

Paige Forberger – Calendar Team Captain Branch Ambassador, Hike it Baby Muncie, Indiana Hike it Baby runs on volunteer power […]

August Book Reviews

August kicked off with World Breastfeeding Week and ended with kids heading back to school. Wherever your child falls on […]

July Book Reviews: Camp Out with Some Outdoor Books

Planning a camping trip this summer? Or just wanting to know more about what to expect when camping? These selections […]

Fuel your road trip with music

Summer is here and that means one thing for many families: road trip! If you’re planning to spend hours on […]

Camping out with great books

If you’re heading to a campground or a national park this summer, or even taking a hike or setting up […]

Explore the National Parks Through Books

National Park Week is celebrated in April. Can’t make it to one of the national parks to mark the occasion? […]

Share the Love of Books

This month, instead of spreading the love through chocolates and candy hearts, let us help you find some new books […]

Take an Adventure with Benjamin Birdie

In honor of National Bird Day in January, we wanted to share these stories of Benjamin Birdie to help inspire […]

Thankful for Good Books

With the holiday season upon us, life can get busy. Make sure to take some time to settle in with […]

Giving Tuesday: Hike it Baby

As we sit on the edge of another year, with leaves falling and layers getting thicker, it’s time once again […]

(Trick-or-)Treat Yourself to a Good Book

Trick-or-Treat time is upon us, but when your little ones are out of their costumes and tucked in for the […]

Fall Into Some Good Books

Fall is here! Crisp temperatures, apples and pumpkins, hayrides, corn mazes and more! After a fall-filled day of fun, cuddle […]

Making the Most Out of Apple Picking

Pumpkin spice seems to be taking over the aisles of our grocery stores, but before you start indulging in that […]

Back-to-School Book Reviews

Back-to-school time is upon us! Whether you’re sending your child off to school for the first time, or you’re a […]

The Art of the Long Road Trip with Kids Under 5

Hike it Baby Founder and Ambassador Shanti Hodges goes on a book tour with family and friends, exploring hikes from […]

Ways to pack snacks and food on road trips

For many families, summer is synonymous with road trips. Regardless of the total miles of pavement, one of the many […]

Indoor Activities When It’s Too Hot to Get Outside

I live in the Pacific Northwest, where summer is a long-awaited, highly anticipated three months of gloriously dry and sunny […]

One-Stop Book Review Blog

Our members have shared many books about nature with us. We thought it would be helpful to compile one comprehensive […]

Tales from Sky Baby: Road Trip Tips

Hike it Baby is excited to share this piece from the perspective of one of our toddler members. Sky’s mom […]

Hiking and Yoga: Nature-Inspired for the Whole Family

After researching how practicing yoga can benefit hikers, I was curious about how families can benefit from practicing yoga together […]

June Book Reviews

Summer is here, which means travel and vacation season is upon us! While beaches and resorts may scream summer vacation, […]

6 Free Travel Apps to Help Plan Your Next Family Road Trip

Summertime is here, which means one thing (at least to a former teacher): summer vacation! While we tend to plan […]

Hiking and Yoga – How Practicing Yoga Can Benefit Hikers

Recently, I’ve started to notice that my body doesn’t quite recover as quickly as it used to after a long […]

Dig in the Dirt with These 6 Gardening Books for Kids

Spring brings new life all around, and there are plenty of books you can read to help get some ideas […]

Spring in the Garden – Activity Ideas for Kids

Whether it’s a window box or a large backyard plot, planting a garden with your kids is a wonderful way […]

Earth Day Book Reviews

Earth Day, celebrated each year on April 22, has been around since 1970. While we tend to think about recycling, […]

What Are You Reading? Check Out Our March Book Reviews!

When the temps are cold outside, it’s a great time to curl up with a good book, and our Hike […]

Easy Camping Meals for Kids

In this article, Hike it Baby Branch Ambassador and photographer, Melissa, shares her tips and recipes for easy camping meals […]

Hiking with older kids: How to continue the adventures

It happens to all of us eventually. We head out for a hike and suddenly realize while on trail as […]

What Are You Reading? Check Out Our February Book Reviews!

Have you read any good books lately? We like to share reviews on books that our members have read that […]