Finding the best hiking backpack carrier for toddlers and babies is key to ensuring a great day out hiking. Comfort for both you and your little one is of the utmost important. We’ll cover all the things to look for to help you find the best backpack to carry toddlers or babies, so that you’ll use it for years and make you excited to get out on the trail.
As parents who started hiking with a baby when our first was only 6-8 weeks old, we can say with confidence that getting out in nature with your baby makes for wonderful experiences. Not only do you get the benefits of being out in the fresh air and in nature, but there are so many more reasons why you should be out hiking with your baby.
Warm days are here and you are ready to hit the trails with your toddler. While you can still expect meltdowns and tantrums on the trail, toddlers make excellent hiking companions. If ever you wanted someone to help you truly appreciate nature, it’s a toddler. Hiking with toddlers will give you a whole new perspective, as you stop for every ant, find interesting rocks, sit by the river to throw rocks in and chase butterflies.
If you’ve now entered the toddler stage, things are about to get very different. Hiking with a baby might seem more complicated with the feeding and diaper changes, but your baby is going to be a lot more content to be carried for longer periods of time during the hike. You’ll probably even find it easier to get a nap on the go while hiking with babies.
Hiking is an incredible way to see the world and it’s something you can still do when traveling with your baby. Whether you are exploring locally or traveling internationally, hiking with a baby is a great way to get outside. With a little practice a little preparation and the right hiking gear, you’ll be able to explore amazing mountain trails and national parks around the world with your baby.
We have traveled with toddlers around the world and along the way we’ve learned a little something about traveling with toddlers. We’ve tried a lot of toddler travel gear while traveling with children and are happy to recommend these 10 toddler travel essentials to you..
We got our first inflatable airplane bed for toddlers way back in 2016 and have been using that original Fly Tot inflatable airplane seat cushion plus a couple of others ever since. We always find a way to bring them on our long haul flights with toddlers and kids.
As parents, there’s nothing quite as bad as being stuck in a cramped space and trying to manage an overactive toddler. Though the flight is just a small part of the trip, we all still want it to go well, but there are no guarantees when flying with a toddler. There is one thing that can help improve a flight with a toddler immensely and that’s getting a toddler to sleep on the airplane. If only there were airplane beds for toddlers?😉
Once you’ve paid for your flights, hotel and budgeted for all your activities there might not be much left over for extra toddler travel gear.
In our post on flying with a toddler, we give advice on how to keep your toddler busy and what to expect during your flight. A long haul flight with a toddler can be a little intimidating, but setting the right expectations is half the battle.