Top Three Things to Pack On Your Next Winter Hike With Your Toddler

I’m from Wisconsin and though we’ve had a warm winter so far, winter usually means lots of snow, cold temps […]

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 […]

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 We Get More Families On Trail With the Hike it Baby 30 Challenge

The goal: thirty miles in thirty days or thirty minutes outside three times a week. Twice a year, the Hike […]

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 […]

Top Tips for Hiking with Toddlers

I have gone hiking with my toddler since she was born, and although some aspects of hiking have gotten easier […]

10 Tips To Keep Kids Moving On The Trail

We can all agree that one of the amazing gifts young children give us is forcing us to slow down.  […]

Combination Hikes are My Favorite

Combination hikes and the art of compromise. Combination hikes are a blend of kid paced or play and adult pace. […]

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 […]

10 tips for hiking with toddler twins

So, you’ve got twins and you want to hike? Great, but before you run out that door, you need a […]

Limited Freedom: Why the Park and Play is My Favorite “Hike” for Toddlers

I have a secret that I’m ready to share: I hate hosting toddler-led hikes. However, I have another, more valuable […]

Grow that newfound love for the outdoors

The local parks are so much busier than they were just a few weeks ago! Have you noticed that too? […]

A Toddler’s Tips : How to Enjoy Your Hikes

Hello lovely tiny humans! Big hugs to everyone! Momma says the spring is FINALLY here so we have been outside […]

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 […]

Step by Step: A Foundation for the Future

“Lukey’s climbing this big rock! Look! Lukey’s climbing!” We are less than a half mile into our hike and Luke […]

Back On the Trail with A Little Help from Hike it Baby

Backpacks, water bottles, and snacks? Check. Extra diapers, extra wipes, and a change of clothes for both boys? Check. Carrier, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Making the Trail our Own

My boots are sinking into the snow. The wind is curling around my face and I allow myself thirty seconds […]

Toddlers and the Trail

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson This quote is questionably credited to Ralph Waldo Emerson.  I’m […]

Hiking With a Toddler: The Unshowered Mommy Version

(Me) “We’re going for a hike!  Let’s get your shoes on!” (Sam) “No!” (Struggle begins, as I try to fit […]

Hiking Through the Seasons by Katy Severe

Hiking has been a part of my life for more than fifteen years. I grew up on a farm outside […]