Welcome to Hiking Baby!

Do you like to hike but are concerned about your baby? Do you want to hike while pregnant?

Hiking Baby is the place to develop and share a passion for the outdoors with your baby and family!

What is Hiking Baby?

After several years of growth and success with Hiking Lady and numerous questions from loyal readers about hiking while pregnant and hiking with young families, Hiking Lady has expanded…and Hiking Baby is here!

At Hiking Baby, you can learn to share your passion for the outdoors with your baby and family! This new site is dedicated to all things related to hiking while pregnant, hiking with young children, and enjoying the outdoors with your family. Check out the gear reviews, stay tuned for product giveaways, feel free to ask questions, and stay in the know with the Hiking Lady family.

Happy trails! 

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Hiking Baby

Look No Further Than REI Co-Op For Your Baby Registry!

Do you have a little one on the way and your friends and family are asking you “Where are you registered”? Having a 3-year-old and 6-month-old myself, I am very familiar with the generosity of friends and family when you have a new baby on the way. Everyone seems to… Read more…

Footwear, Books, and Gear for Your Hiking Babies!

There is certainly one thing all babies and toddlers have – lots of stuff! From a diaper bag, to a pack-n-play, high chairs, bibs, clothing, toys and more, if you’re a parent of a little one you know exactly what I mean. When it comes to the outdoors and trail… Read more…

How to Introduce Babies and Toddlers to Camping

Do you want to go camping with your infant or toddler but feel overwhelmed by the prospects of it? Perhaps you’re fearful that your toddler might have a less than ideal experience on his or her first camping trip and might not want to go again. Or perhaps it is… Read more…

Hiking While Pregnant

Hiking While Pregnant?

If you love hiking like I do, then you’ll probably want to keep at it while you’re pregnant! Hiking while pregnant is safe for most women. Let’s talk about some tips for making hiking while pregnant more pleasant when you hit the trails. Read more…

Hiking Lady and Hiking Baby

Enjoying Southern California Wildflowers with Hiking Baby

Hiking Lady chats about a recent Southern California wildflower hike with Hiking Baby, and the new challenges associated with having a hiking toddler who loves walking everywhere and touching everything! Read more…

What Hiking Baby Loves (& Hates!)

Hiking Baby is an opinionated 10 month old, and already knows what he likes and doesn’t. What is the best baby formula? Which diaper wipes? How about bottle Read more…

Can I Hike With A Newborn?

Can I Hike with A Newborn? Hiking Lady explains what you need to consider before taking a hike with your little one, and how she managed to get outdoors with Hiking Baby! Read more…

Postnatal Yoga DVD

Postnatal Yoga

What better way for Mommy to get mentally and physically ready for hiking and outdoor adventures than postnatal yoga after giving birth! Read more…

SmartBe Stroller

A Smart Stroller?

I just learned about the latest “smart” device…a smart stroller!  Who would have thought? The SmartBe stroller is an electric powered stroller that using a combination of engines and sensors will keep the stroller at a specified distance in front of the parent. Read more…

Prenatal Yoga

One of the best ways to stay in shape for hiking while you’re pregnant and prepare for childbirth is to add prenatal yoga into your workout routine. My favorite Prenatal Yoga routine that does an excellent job incorporating breathing, meditation, and rhythmic yoga moves to connect an expectant mother with her… Read more…

ERGObaby Four-Position 360 Cool Air Baby Carrier

How Do I Hike With My Baby?

Is it okay to take a baby out on a hike? What is the best way to carry a little one? What gear should I take with me? Many people have asked me these and related questions, basically, how do I hike with my baby? Just like adults, our precious… Read more…

Hiking Toddler

REI Co-op for kids

Gearing Up Your Little Hikers this Winter with REI Co-op

Are you ready to explore the mountains this winter with your toddler? Then it is time to gear up, and make sure that he/she is well equipped with all the toddler hiking gear they will need to stay comfortable and have many fun adventures! What is the best hiking gear… Read more…

How to Introduce Babies and Toddlers to Camping

Gear for Summer Family Hikes

Summer is quickly approaching, and what better way to spend some quality family time than a summer family hike!  Now is the time to take inventory of what you already own, and add some quality gear so you can make your outdoor family adventures as fun and comfortable as possible! Read more…

What Hiking “Toddler” Loves (& Hates!)

Hiking Baby is now a little toddler, making his way an opinionated 20 month old, and clearly has a lot of preferences and dislikes. What are his favorite hiking shoes? Snacks? Toothpaste? Find out what Hiking Baby loves (and hates) when he and Hiking Lady aren’t hitting the trails! Also… Read more…

New Hiking Baby Reviews!

Mogix smart diaper bag

A Smart Diaper Bag

If you have a baby or toddler in diapers, then you’re probably like our family and have a diaper bag with you at all times. Our diaper bag goes with us on trips to the store, playdates at the park, and on hikes we strap it to our trail stroller.… Read more…

Hiking Baby enjoying the view from the Diono Radian car seat

Diono Radian RXT vs. Britax Roundabout

How does Hiking Baby get to the trailhead? In his safe car seat of course!  Car seats are a tricky business. Most importantly, they need to protect your precious cargo, your little one, while also being easy to use, multi-functional, and ideally grow with your child! Today we’re taking an in-depth look at the Diono Radian RXT car seat, Read more…

Honest vs. Babyganics Wipes

Honest vs. Babyganics Baby Wipes

FTC Disclosure: Affiliate links contained in post. All opinions expressed are my own. What is one essential all mothers need when changing their baby? Diaper wipes! If you are an active mom who likes going places with your little one, then diaper wipes are a must have. Since I like… Read more…

Hiking Baby’s Trail Stroller Buying Guide

Trail and Jogging strollers are often lumped into the same category; however, a careful inspection of the product details makes it clear that some are far better for hiking than just jogging. In this article I explain how to choose a Trail Stroller and why I like the Thule Urban Glide trail stroller. Read more…

California Baby Review

California Baby Review: Eco Friendly, Safe, Natural Baby Products

As all of us know, too many products are filled with junk: chemicals, rash causing ingredients, artificial colors/flavors/scents, and more.  I’ve had a chance to test out some California Baby products: Natural Bug Blend Bug Repellent, Hand Sanitizer, and Super Sensitive No Fragrance sunscreen. So check out this California Baby review and see what I think of California Baby! Read more…

Adventure Medical Kit Family First Aid Kit

Adventure Medical Kits: Family First Aid Kit Review

For families, Adventure Medical Kits makes a family specific first aid kit, the Adventure Medical Kits Adventure First Aid Family Kit, which includes the book Caring For Children In the Outdoors. Read more…

Boob B-Warmer Maternity Hoodie Review

A Practical, Functional, and Cozy Maternity & Nursing Hoodie for Mommy: Boob B-Warmer Maternity Hoodie Review! What should Mommies wear when they are taking a walk with their baby, or attempting an off-pavement stroll? I had the chance to test out the Boob B-Warmer Maternity Hoodie and think it is… Read more…

FRO Systems Lemon Dream Sleepsuit Review

FRO Systems Lemon Dream Sleepsuit Review

Want your baby to rest peacefully in a soft and stylish onsie? Push your sleeping little one in his/her trail stroller while you get to enjoy some off-pavement walking and light hiking in! This cute onesie, the FRO Systems Lemon Dream Sleepsuit… Read more…

7 AM Enfant Easy Cover Fleece Review

Did you know that it is very important to dress your baby in thin layers when they’re in a car seat or strapped into a stroller while you’re taking a walk? This is where the 7 AM Enfant Easy Cover Fleece comes in…it is a cozy layer for your little one that is worn OVER the straps and belts of a car seat or stroller. Read more…

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Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Non-Scents Review

A Mild, Organic, Toxin Free Soap for Your Little Angel Baby: Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Non-Scents Review! I love it when the ingredient list is short and simple. (Compare the ingredients of the Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Non-Scents Baby Wash and Shampoo for example to Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, which has Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Yellow 6, Yellow 10, and Parfum, among many other ingredients!). There’s no non-sense with Earth Mama! Read more…

New Hiking Toddler Reviews!

Merrell Bare Steps H20 Sneaker

Merrell Bare Steps H20

Kids need versatile shoes that can take their feet on all sorts of adventures! Hiking Toddler is testing out a pair of Merrell Bare Steps H20, the water shoe version of the Merrell Bare Steps sneakers we checked out previously. Why Merrell “Bare Steps” shoes? As a parent, I want… Read more…

Balega Kids Socks

Balega Kids Socks Review

If you love hiking as much as I do, then you want to be out exploring a trail as much as possible. Sometimes with a pair of hiking boots; other times with a pair of trail runners. Sometimes you’ll be out there with friends; other times with family; other times… Read more…

Merrell Hydro Choprock Sandal Review

Merrell Hydro Choprock Review

What do hiking toddlers and kids wear in the summer?  Water shoes!  Merrell has a new line called the Hydro Choprock that are just as amazing as the Merrell Kids Hydro 2.0 shoes, and even more versatile than the KEEN Newport H2s.  Read on for the full Merrell Hydro Choprock review!… Read more…

Merrell Bare Steps Sneaker

Merrell’s Versatile Footwear for Little Feet

Merrell has exciting news – they have introduced an amazing collection called Bare Steps for toddlers, plus a new toddler and kid snow boot called the Snow Quest Lites. Hiking Toddler has tested out both, and we have plenty of thoughts to share to help you learn more about these… Read more…

Hiking Baby testing the Merrell Kids Hydro 2.0

Summer Shoes for Tiny Feet

What do hiking toddlers and kids wear in the summer? Shoes that protect their feet, offer good support, and can go from the playground to a hike and finish up with a run through sprinklers! Check out this Merrell Kids Hydro 2.0 review and learn how they can handle all… Read more…

Keen Newport H2 toddler shoes

All Terrain Footwear for Little Feet: KEEN Newport H2s

Hiking Baby is an active two year old toddler who loves playing in the dirt, splashing in mud, swimming, digging for worms, and of course, hiking! What are his new “go to” summer outdoor shoes? The Little Kids’ KEEN Newport H2s. Last summer, he had the Toddler KEEN Newport H2s,… Read more…

Merrell Snow Bank 2.0 - excellent snow boots for kids!

Hot Gear: Merrell’s Snow Bank 2.0 to Keep Your Child Warm and Dry!

Are you headed out on a snow day adventure with your little one? Or perhaps you need something that Junior can wear to school on a very cold winter day?  Merrell has adorable and highly functional boots snow boots for kids, the Merrell Snow Bank 2.0. These snow boots for… Read more…

Hiking Boots for Kids

Hiking Boots for Kids!

Hiking Baby took a look at some future hiking boots…and he has his eyes on the rugged looking Timberland Pre School Field Boots. Read more…

Butler Boots Review

How Hiking Baby Keeps His Feet Dry: Butler Boots Review!

Check out this Butler Boots Review to find out for yourself why Hiking Baby keeps his feet dry and comfortable while learning to love the outdoors, puddles included! Read more…