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? […]

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 […]