Embracing Glamping with Toddlers and Babies

There was once a time when camping was a simple thing for my husband and me. Load up your gear […]

Hikes Are Fun When Big or Small With Hike it Baby

Hike it Baby is on a mission to raise a generation to love the outdoors. Our hikes are as varied […]

VIDEO: The First Hike

Hike it Baby is excited to announce that we have the first video from our “How to” summer series complete. […]

Surviving mosquitos (and other biting insects) on trail

Whether you like them or not (and we’re banking on most of you saying not), mosquitos are a fact of […]

Sharing the Trail with Food Allergy Families

Before I had kids, my favorite trail snack was Good Old Raisins and Peanuts (GORP).  Now that my son has […]

Hot Weather Hiking

Hiking in the summer months can present some unique challenges, especially when one is hiking with children. The ability to […]

Giving Back – Trail Clean Up Hikes

Trail clean up hikes are an amazing way to instill a love of nature in our kids from a very […]

Snake Bites While Hiking: What To Do

This article was written by Floris Gierman for the Flotography site. He has given permission for Hike it Baby to […]

What’s in My Pack?

Kelly shares with us what she carries in her pack, as well as other tips that she has learned from […]

A “Ticky” Situation – Tips for Preventing and Removing Ticks When on Trail

Enjoying nature and hiking outdoors means that eventually you will encounter nature – like ticks – a bit more closely […]

Picking a Campsite for Baby

Location is everything – Noisy trains, car noise, partying teens, lots of dogs are all a drag when you have […]

11 Tips for Safety on Trail

Hike it Baby works so well for people because, first and foremost, we are conscious of safety on trail when […]

National Parks: Find Your All-Access Trail for National Trails Day

The United States National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday this year! Some people may hear the name National […]

Know Your Poison – Plants

It’s officially spring and that means the wilderness is getting ready to riot! Have you ever heard the sayings “Leaves […]

Day 11: The Snowy Road Less Traveled

But this day was different. Mason was not crying as we pulled into the snowy parking lot. “Make a snowman? Carrot […]

Growing your Hiking Gear and Enthusiasm with your Growing Child

It has now been well over a year since I went on my first hike with our local Hike it […]

Tips for Joining or Leading a Hike for the First Time

Hike it Baby is so happy that Stephanie worked up the courage to lead her first hike! She has generously […]

Leave No Trace Part 2- “Choose The Right Path”

This is Part Two of our Leave No Trace Series:  Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces I live in Boulder, […]

Tips for Getting Your Little Ones on Trail

As the founder of Hike it Baby, an organization dedicated to getting families on trail with birth to school aged […]

Toilets and Tikes – 8 Tips for Hiking While Toilet Training

I was the genius who decided to toilet train in November. In Wisconsin. Not my brightest idea. One of our […]

Leave No Trace Part 1- Plan Ahead and Prepare

As my 10 month old son becomes more and more aware of his surroundings, and is even starting to mimic […]

Keeping Toddlers Grounded in Nature

Coping with toddlers on trail can be difficult at best.  In response to my twonager’s antics, I often find myself […]

Scouting New Trails: How to Safely Get Out and Explore With Kids

Before I discovered Hike It Baby and decided to start a branch, my hiking tribe mainly consisted of me, and […]

Bottle-Feeding On the Trail

As a first time mother, I was very nervous about having to bottle-feed while hiking with other moms.  Not only […]

HiB Hacks for Winter Weather Fun

Have you ever looked out the window on a snowy, winter morning and wished you had a way to get […]

Hiking with Older Children

Hike it Baby is dedicated to getting families outdoors and on the trails. What do you do when your “baby” […]

5 Tips for Organizing Your Hiking Gear

Boots, mittens, hats. Wool layers, fleece layers, shell layers. Water bottles, backpacks, carriers. When it comes to hiking with kids, […]

Thrifty Gear Guide – Buying on a Budget

Have you noticed all of the amazing sponsors Hike it Baby has attracted lately? Our mission to get families outdoors–on […]

Planning a Group Camp Trip

Thinking about setting up a camping trip for a large group of families? Hike it Baby’s Founder, Shanti Hodges, has […]

Trail Etiquette for Kids

As parents, it’s our job to make sure that our children grow up to be good people. We try to […]

8 Steps to Help you Hike After Baby

Having a newborn baby suddenly changes so many aspects of your life. One of these is how to get out […]


This article should be titled: Why it’s awesome to be a part of HIB and get good discounts on gear. […]

Winter Hiking – How to Layer for Infants

Winter hiking can feel intimidating when attempting to venture out with an infant. We’re here to help! We’ve been there […]

Animal Encounters: Australia

Did you know Hike it Baby is in Australia? While we have bears, moose, ticks and occasionally snakes in North […]

Special Needs Hiking with HiB’s Lindsay and Cameron!

Lindsay is a Colorado native who lives with her husband, Clint, son, Cameron, dog, Rozzie, and cat, Bailey, in the […]

9 Tips To Get Hiking With Your Child With Special Needs

Getting kids outside is one of my biggest passions and I believe that every kid – no matter their ability […]

4 Ways to Make Winter Weather Hiking Merrier

So the weather’s changed. The summer strolls filled with giggling children bounding through picturesque parks and trails are gone. Replaced […]

Hiking During Hunting Season – 10 Safety Tips

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year to be out on the trails here in Michigan; the bugs are […]

Build Excitement About the Outdoors with These Simple Tips

Getting your kids outdoors isn’t as simple as it should be. There’s the gear, the nap time schedules, the complaining, […]

Mama Mechanics (for dads and other caregivers too!)

Getting onto the trail with baby is a wonderful thing!  It’s good for everyone to get outside.  Walking, or better […]

HIB Hacks! Hike Without Breaking the Bank

Since becoming a member of Hike it Baby I wanted to learn what the best gear was and what to […]

Tandem Babywearing on Trail – Tips and Tricks

Do you ever look at all of the stunning Hike it Baby photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and spot […]

HiB Hacks – How to Nurse or Bottle Feed on the Trail

One of the biggest things that hampered my ability to join my first Hike it Baby hike was the fact […]

Winter Gear – How to Layer

Winter weather and getting out of the house, talk about a combination that can make it hard to get outdoors. […]

We Won’t Judge

We won’t judge. At the beginning of every Hike it Baby hike, you hear these words. But we want you […]

Tandem Babywearing on the Trail

Do you ever look at all of the stunning Hike it Baby photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and spot […]

Hiking With A Toddler

Part One: Choose Your Hike Doing practically anything with a young child requires extra planning, gear, and attention. To keep […]

Hiking During Hunting Season – 10 Safety Tips

Hunting is a very popular outdoor activity here in the Mitten. In fact, in northern lower Michigan and the Upper […]

Toddler Friendly Camping Tips and Tricks

This past weekend we went camping. My husband and I have both spent a lot of time camping and for us […]

More on Winter Hiking with Infants, Toddlers, and Children

As the weather turns colder, questions arise about how to keep your little ones safe and warm on the trail. […]

Ask the Expert: Rattlesnakes on the Trail!

Hey Hikers! Do you hike in an area that has “Beware of Rattlesnakes” signs at the trailheads of your favorite […]

5 Tips for Camping Hike Trips with Baby

Last spring my husband and I talked about backpacking with our one-year-old, but the logistics seemed a little overwhelming, especially […]

Hiking After a Cesarean Birth

So you’ve had a surgical birth. You’re feeling better, getting the hang of this newborn baby thing, and climbing the […]

Intro to Family Hiking: Plants & Animals

There’s so much we can teach our children in the great outdoors, from how to follow trail markers to what […]

HIB Bear Safety for Families

We may not have bears in every Hike it Baby city, but for those who do, here are some tips […]

Why You Might Need a New Carrier

A few weeks ago someone posted a picture on Hike it Baby Portland of a second hand carrier they had […]

HiB Hacks – How to Nurse or Bottle Feed on the Trail

One of the biggest things that hampered my ability to join my first Hike it Baby hike was the fact […]

Overcoming Obstacles: 8 Reasons to Hike in the Rain

Are you a fair weather hiker? It’s totally ok if you’re only comfortable getting outside on nice days and choose […]

Mama Mechanics (For Dads and other caregivers too!)

Getting onto the trail with baby is a wonderful thing!  It’s good for everyone to get outside.  Walking, or better […]

Trail Tips: Hiking with Mosquitoes

Greetings from the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes, AKA Minnesota, AKA the Land of Ten Zillion Mosquitoes! Yes, Minnesota is […]