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 […]

MY MOMMY FAIL: WINTER GEAR

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 […]

Working Families: 4 Strategies to Get Out and Hike

Attention: working parents or anyone looking for a way to add in more family hikes.  The after work rush can […]

Dehydration on the Trail: Signs, Prevention and Treatment

If you live in an extremely hot climate or are traveling somewhere where the heat is more than you are […]

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 […]

Leaving a Trace with My Toddler

Before she started walking, I LOVED going to the woods with my daughter. She was content to just sit in […]

Deciding What Carrier is Best for You

So you are getting out hiking and not just a little, a lot! It’s always hard to decide whether a […]

4 Ways to Power Up Your Smoothies

Smoothies are the perfect family food. They’re easy to prepare, delicious, and portable—perfect snacks for pre- or post-hikes or even […]

Wearing them “Onya”

Babywearing and hiking when you are a family with little ones go hand-in-hand. That is why we are so happy […]

Overnight Backpacking with a Toddler in Tow

In our pre-baby lives my husband Dan and I had been fairly regular backpackers. We’ve always found that there is […]

Wrap it Up

Do you have a wrap or see baby wearing mamas with wraps and wonder how that would work on the […]

Intro to Hiking: Feeding the Family

You know that feeling when you’re so hungry you become hangry? You’ve probably experienced it and witnessed your kids (or […]

Stretch, Then Drop it Down

Headed out on the trail this week? Ever thought about adding a little stretching and leg work to your hike? […]

10 Essentials for the Trail with Baby

Heading out on the trail for the first time with baby can be intimidating, whether you are headed to somewhere […]

Camping with Baby or Toddler

It’s that time of year again! Summer is almost upon us and people are gearing up to go camping. Whether […]

Are you Ready for Spring Hiking with Baby?

Spring is approaching! It may not feel like it for those of us experiencing extra cold temperatures right now, but […]

Tears On the Trail

Do you have that one hike that’s unforgettable? Either everything was so awesome that you’re sure that the day will […]

How to Prepare for the Unexpected

One thing that I love about the wilderness is the great unknown. On any given day you never know what […]

Hike it Baby Car Preparedness

What’s in your trunk when you hit the road to go for a hike? As the rain starts and the […]

Pre-Hike Planning

A few weeks ago my branch had a Mama whose car ran out of gas. At the end of the […]

Graduating to Frame Carriers

Here are a few more tips to get you out there with a frame carrier: 1. SHORT HIKES – Start […]

How to Pack for a Hike (and not forget anything)

Today as part of our safe hiking series we’re talking about how to pack for a hike. Here’s where I […]

Winter Hiking With Babies

It’s cold out there! Winter hiking with babies can wonderful, however be sure to properly dress your little one as […]