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.  […]

Getting Out The Door

We are a homeschooling family. This may lull you into a false sense of stereotyping where you assume we have […]

Getting Outside – Even in the Rain

Hello! Hope you’re having lovely spring weather full of flowers and sunshine wherever you are. Spring is one of my […]

Let’s Go Camping with…Toddlers!

You’ve packed the tent, the stove, the screen tent, the reusable camping dishware, the fuel, the hammock, and the cooler. […]

Geocaching: A Search for Treasure on the Trail

Long before Pokémon Go came along and encouraged youngsters to get off the couch and go outside, geocaching was providing […]

Cold weather camping: Why you should head to the campsite this winter

A few weeks ago my husband, Daniel, came home and told me we could borrow a friend’s T@B trailer to […]

Winter Outdoor Activities: What is ‘Skinning’?

Every time a Hike it Baby 30 Challenge rolls around, many people see the ‘What Counts?’ poster and ask, “What […]

10 Ways to Have a Positive Hike it Baby Environmental Impact in the New Year

One of the things I remember when I first had a baby was how hyper-aware I suddenly became of the […]

7 Tips for a Successful Hike it Baby 30 Challenge

Taking on a ‘Hike it Baby 30 Challenge‘ can seem pretty daunting, especially if you are new to hiking with […]

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 […]

Find Your Park in September: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

If you happen to live in the Pacific Northwest, you know that we love our national parks out here!  And […]

Preparing For Long Distance Camping Trips With a Toddler

In January of this year, I set a goal for myself. I wanted to get out and go camping with […]

Do’s and Don’ts of Hiking in Rattlesnake Territory

“Hey, Mommy! Look at me!!” my son cheerily yelled as he hopped onto some rocks off the side of the […]

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 […]

Olympics Inspire Outdoor Fun For the Family

I am an advocate for experiencing nature and the outdoors. It’s a priority for me to teach my son to […]

Fun Outdoor Activities For Fall

Fall is a welcome respite from the heat of summer. The colorful leaves and the crisp air give fall a […]

When the Heat is Just Too Much

When we planned the hike the week before, the temperature was forecast to be in the low- to mid-70s. Perfect! […]

Video – How To Pick a Trail

Jessica Featherstone, from the Hike it Baby social media team, introduces our latest video produced with our friends at Baby […]

Successful Camping as a Solo Parent

This past week my friend asked if I wanted to take my kids camping (sans husband) and I said yes. […]

Embracing Glamping with Toddlers and Babies

There was once a time when camping was a simple thing for my husband and me. Load up your gear […]

Hikes Are Fun When Big or Small With Hike it Baby

Hike it Baby is on a mission to raise a generation to love the outdoors. Our hikes are as varied […]

VIDEO: The First Hike

Hike it Baby is excited to announce that we have the first video from our “How to” summer series complete. […]

Surviving mosquitos (and other biting insects) on trail

Whether you like them or not (and we’re banking on most of you saying not), mosquitos are a fact of […]

Sharing the Trail with Food Allergy Families

Before I had kids, my favorite trail snack was Good Old Raisins and Peanuts (GORP).  Now that my son has […]

Hot Weather Hiking

Hiking in the summer months can present some unique challenges, especially when one is hiking with children. The ability to […]

Harnessing the Future With the Let’s Go Kiddo Harness from KiddoGear – Inventor Audra Ostergard

Have you ever stopped on a hike to eat and have to continuously jump up to run after your adventurous […]

Giving Back – Trail Clean Up Hikes

Trail clean up hikes are an amazing way to instill a love of nature in our kids from a very […]

Snake Bites While Hiking: What To Do

This article was written by Floris Gierman for the Flotography site. He has given permission for Hike it Baby to […]

What’s in My Pack?

Kelly shares with us what she carries in her pack, as well as other tips that she has learned from […]

A “Ticky” Situation – Tips for Preventing and Removing Ticks When on Trail

Enjoying nature and hiking outdoors means that eventually you will encounter nature – like ticks – a bit more closely […]

Picking a Campsite for Baby

Location is everything – Noisy trains, car noise, partying teens, lots of dogs are all a drag when you have […]

11 Tips for Safety on Trail

Hike it Baby works so well for people because we are first and foremost conscious of safety on trail when […]

National Parks: Find Your All-Access Trail for National Trails Day

The United States National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday this year! Some people may hear the name National […]

Know Your Poison – Plants

It’s officially spring and that means the wilderness is getting ready to riot! Have you ever heard the sayings “Leaves […]

Day 11: The Snowy Road Less Traveled

But this day was different. Mason was not crying as we pulled into the snowy parking lot. “Make a snowman? Carrot […]

Growing your Hiking Gear and Enthusiasm with your Growing Child

It has now been well over a year since I went on my first hike with our local Hike it […]

Tips for Joining or Leading a Hike for the First Time

Hike it Baby is so happy that Stephanie worked up the courage to lead her first hike! She has generously […]

Leave No Trace Part 2- “Choose The Right Path”

This is Part Two of our Leave No Trace Series:  Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces I live in Boulder, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hike it Baby High – 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 […]


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, […]