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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to layer 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 […]

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 […]

Time Outdoors Ignites a Baby’s Senses

Nature has so many therapeutic benefits for babies because it offers so many sensations all at once. Facing your baby […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

When a Nap on the Trail Becomes a Magical Hike for Mom

Over the past few months, I’ve been on my share of hikes where Sky has just cried and nursed the […]

Sites We Follow!

We can’t get enough inspiration to get our families outdoors. Our friends that are dedicated to the same cause – […]

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 […]

How Hiking Got Me Back on the Right Path Postpartum

It was June 2015 when I first held my daughter in my arms. We named her Tinsley (Tinnie) Ember–it was […]

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 […]

You Are Not Alone When You Are With Hike it Baby

Lydia tells us how Hike it Baby has impacted her life. How has this community helped you? Haven’t joined us […]