Inspiring Ways to Celebrate the Fall Equinox with Your Family

What is the Fall Equinox? Also called the Autumnal or September equinox, the fall equinox marks the beginning of fall […]

How to keep kiddos cool on trail when hiking in summer

“I want to go home!” whined my almost 3-year-old as he sat down in a huff on the trail. My […]

The “Unplugged” Family Challenge

In partnership with our friends at Retrospec What is Earth Day? Earth Day found its start in 1970 as a […]

Exploring Nature with Your Senses: Hearing

While wandering through nature, we all take in our surroundings using our senses. We smell flowers, touch tree bark, listen […]

Exploring Nature with Your Senses: Sight

While wandering through nature, we all take in our surroundings using our senses. We smell flowers, touch tree bark, listen […]

Winter Adventure Basics

A Visual Guide created in partnership with our friends at Turtlefur. (en español abajito!) Whether it is your first time […]

Layering Basics to Keep the Kids Cozy This Winter

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

How to Layer Yourself and Your Baby When Babywearing in the Cold

Winter is upon us, and as much as this weather makes us want to hibernate and never leave the house […]

Celebrate Babywearing With Hike it Baby’s Top 5 Blog Posts on Babywearing

Happy Babywearing Month! Each year people all over the world celebrate babywearing during the month of October! Not only is […]

Exploring Nature with Your Senses: Touch

While wandering through nature, we all take in our surroundings using our senses. We smell flowers, touch tree bark, listen […]

How to hike while breastfeeding on trail

In August 1990, a declaration was signed to promote World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1-7) to encourage moms to breastfeed and […]

How to Overcome These 6 Common Winter Hiking Dangers

Winter hiking can often be more rewarding than summer hiking. After all, it’s easy to get out of the house […]

How the Introvert Can Build a Real Community with Hike it Baby

When Social Anxiety Hits Everyone begins walking down the trail. Parents are asking each other questions and swapping stories. You […]

Hiking in Every Stage of Life

While many of us have outdoor-related goals for the new year, reaching these goals can be a daunting task when […]

Hiking Challenges to Motivate You and Your Family in 2020

Looking for hiking challenges to motivate you to get outside all year round? We’ve compiled a list of awesome, family-friendly […]

How Hike it Baby is Starting a Movement for New Parents – As Featured in the Washington Post

Parenthood is an Adventure. Bring it Outside. Shanti Hodges, founder of Hike it Baby, just wanted to get outside after […]

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 […]

Support a NonProfit That Creates Community and Connection this #GivingTuesday

A Letter from Hike it Baby Founder, Shanti Hodges I’ll never forget how I felt in October 2013, pulling into […]

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 […]

National Take a Hike Day – Insider Advice to Get Your Family on Trail Successfully with Hike it Baby

Celebrating National Take a Hike Day “Hipsters tend to stick to hiking backcountry rivers. They’re less mainstream.” We at Hike […]

Babies and Toddlers Lead Trail Cleanup Hikes Across the US and Canada in Hike it Baby’s Annual Together We Hike Event

Celebrating Success by Giving Back To commemorate their sixth anniversary as a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to getting families outdoors, Hike […]

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 […]

Ways to get back on the trail after having a baby

A woman’s body is an incredible thing. We’re able to grow and nurture another human being while also sustaining our […]

How to prevent clogged ducts on trail

Clogged ducts is a phrase no breastfeeding parent wants to hear – especially when it becomes a chronic issue. It […]

How to babywear in the rain

Oregon means rain. And a lot of it. Like six months or more of it. There is no escaping it. […]

How to tandem babywear while hiking

More children means more trail buddies. The joy on their sweet little faces as they see the wonders of nature […]

Babies on trail: 4 ways to feed your baby on a hike

“How do you feed your baby on trail?” This is easily one of the most common questions new parents ask when […]

Hike it Baby Voices: Why I love Hike it Baby

  Recently I was thinking about all of the reasons I have loved Hike it Baby over the years and […]

Leave No Trace: An Introduction for Kids

It’s important we Leave No Trace when exploring outside, which can be hard when hiking with toddlers and children. This […]

National Take a Hike Day: Hitting the Trail Again After Baby Arrives

With all of the exciting changes happening in your life when your baby comes home, the attraction to those things […]

5 Benefits of Hiking with Babies and Toddlers

It’s embarrassing to admit this, but up until a few weeks ago, I worked for Hike it Baby and had […]

10 Tips for Keeping Babies On Trail

As the founder of Hike it Baby, an organization dedicated to getting kids on trail from birth to school-age, people […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Risky Play

The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference. —Aristotle We spend much […]

9 Tips for Soothing a Cranky Baby on the Trail

So you have joined the Facebook page for the Hike it Baby Branch near you and keep seeing these awesome […]

Tandem Babywearing Tips – How to Carry Two Small Hikers

Whether your own family is growing, you have twins or you’re helping out a friend by watching their child, adding […]

How to get outside with your NICU baby

Editor’s note: This article discusses Post Partum and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and some readers may find it triggering. […]

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 […]

5 Comfy and Cozy Winter Carriers for Babywearing

Babywearing in the colder, winter months is a great way to stay hands-free and warm – and still get all […]

Taking the classroom outside for the Hike it Baby 30 Challenge

For our first Hike it Baby 30 Challenge, we started with a “no zero days” goal. At the time, the […]

Hiking with Young Infants: Tips and Tricks

Tallie shares her journey as a new mom. She talks about how hiking with infants is both doable and shares […]

Hiking Through History

Sharing our love of history One of the reasons I married my husband was our shared love of U.S. and […]

Hiking With a Newborn

First hike postpartum Our little one has been hiking with me since she was four weeks old. I was anxious […]

Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail with a Baby Update

We’ve had an update from Ellie and her parents – the family who is hiking on the Appalachian Trail (AT)! […]

Hiking Failures

Hiking with kids is an adventure.  Sometimes a fulfilling success, sometimes a complete failure.  Kids are volatile and make everything […]

Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail with a Baby

Would you hike the Appalachian Trail with a toddler? Sure, a bit of it. Why not? How about the whole […]

That’s Too Heavy!

Do a Google search for hiking blogs and websites and I can practically guarantee that you’ll soon come across discussions […]

Hiking with 3 Under 3

We all know that getting out with babies and toddlers is hard, but it is especially challenging for parents with […]

You Know You Are a HiB Hiker When…

Every month we like to share those moments when you think, “You Know You Are a Hike it Baby Hiker […]

Learning From a “Hike Fail”

Bethany Johnsen is a Hike it Baby Branch Ambassador in Littleton, Colo. She shared a message that she had posted […]

Hike it Baby for the Whole Family – One Dad’s Perspective

I’m a new father (my little girl is about 1.5 years old now) and I’ve always been a healthy/active/outdoors-loving kind […]