While you may want to wait several weeks for your body to heal, hiking can be a part of your life with your little one.
With the proper fit, a baby carrier positions your baby in such a way that you are able to carry them for long periods of time without fatigue. (Of course, this somewhat depends on your own physical abilities).
Below you will find several options of backpacks that others highly recommend.
So get a baby hiking backpack and go enjoy the great outdoors!
There are a few things to consider when hiking with a baby:
- It is recommended that your baby be at least one month old before taking on a hike. (This is good for mom’s health too!)
- Babies under 5 months need good support and a front carrier is recommended.
- Start with smaller hikes to make sure both you and your baby are comfortable.
- Stay hydrated – both you and your baby.
- Use appropriate sunscreen for your baby.
- Choose clothing for your baby that will make diaper changes on the trail fairly easy.
- Plan for your hike to be interrupted – to feed baby, change baby’s diaper, comfort baby, etc. If you plan for the interruptions, they won’t be a big deal. Remember to enjoy your baby – they won’t be little forever!
Take a look at this selection of baby hiking backpacks. Some can be used as a front carrier for a smaller infant and as a backpack for a larger baby. Some function only as a backpack. Some have extra accessories. You are sure to find one that works for you!
The Best Baby Hiking Backpacks
The Boba Classic Baby Carrier 3G:
This versatile baby backpack can be used as a front carrier for your baby from 7lbs-15lbs. Once your baby is 15 lbs you can continue using this as a front carrier or change to a back carrier – and you can keep using it until your little one is 45 lbs!
Parents love using this baby carrier for all kinds of things, including hiking.
One mom reported she easily hiked for 6 miles carrying her 1 year old in this carrier. She said this backpack positions your child comfortably and correctly, making your child’s weight feel much less when you are carrying them.
Available in a variety of color choices! Check out the current price here.