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! 

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

– Aristotle


Toddler hiking gear

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

-Charles R. Swindoll

New Hiking Baby Reviews!

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…

Mount Inspiration Apparel
Mount Inspiration Apparel – For Your Outdoors Loving Little Ones!

Mount Inspiration Apparel is an up-and-coming designer and printer of amazing casual apparel and accessories for outdoor lovers. While they have a full line-up of adult apparel, what I’m particularly excited about are their designs for the youngest hikers out there! I had a chance to recently check out a… Read more…

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail by Jennifer Thermes
Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail is a brand new children’s book by Jennifer Thermes, and it is a perfect story to inspire you and your children to get outside and hit the trails! The book is based on the real story of Emma Gatewood, the first woman to hike… 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…

There's No Such Thing As Bad Weather, Linda Akeson McGurk
A Scandinavian Mom’s Guide to Raising Outdoorsy Kids!

“There’s no such thing as bad weather!” Now isn’t that the truth! All of us need to spend more time outdoors, and I mean all of us, including our children. This is exactly what author Linda Akeson McGurk espouses in her excellent new book, There’s No Such Thing as Bad… Read more…