Activity #16: Hit the trails with your baby

by Heather Flett on May 26, 2014

in Free/Cheap,Green,Month 4,Outside

#rookiemoms challenge: Hit the hiking trails with your babyGet out into nature! Hiking with your baby is easier than you might think. Oh sure, you’ll need to be prepared just like when you go practically anywhere, but the exercise and fresh air are a little bit magical.

Your challenge for this week is to find a pal (or a whole moms’ group), choose an easy hiking trail, put your baby into your favorite carrier, then just go!

Fellow East Bay mom, Dana, reminds us to take the Treehuggers In Training Oath, centered around three “B”s: beverages, blankets and bumcover disposal methods when hitting the hiking trails:

  1. I promise to pack beverages – Milk for me [the babe], in whatever form I prefer, and water for mom
  2. I promise to never leave the house with out the blanket- on which to sit, with which to cover, and to share
  3. I promise to be responsible with my bumcover- Tree Huggers always pack out what they packed in. A ziploc is your friend.

I’m not gonna lie to you. After During my baby’s first hike into the woods, he had a poo’splosion so massive, it required a full change of clothes. Ahh, but those memories are priceless.

#rookiemoms challenge: Hit the hiking trails with your baby

This is your sixteenth challenge. How are you doing? Did you complete this challenge? Love it or hate it, tell us how it went:

  • Comment below and spill the details.
  • Share a picture with us on Facebook.
  • Name your destination on Twitter or Instagram and use hashtag #rookiemoms.
  • Or, link in the comments to your own blog post about this challenge.

Not the outdoorsy type? Hit a fabric store or a cafe while your baby is still wee. Trust us.

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RookieMoms co-founder & mom to 3 boys in Berkeley, CA. Bossy big sister and project manager turned blogger helping moms enjoy their first years of motherhood. Find me on my other site on 510families.com or hiding in my minivan eating dark chocolate.

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