Give the Gift of Adventure to an Adventurous Mom to be: Everything she'll need to hike with her baby!
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Where do you start? You love to hike and now you will be getting ready to pack your little bundle along on the trail soon. I have created a list of my hiking essentials and list below so you can add them to your baby shower gift registry. I hiked through both pregnancies and both maternity leaves. The gear that I share does make the adventure a lot smoother! It will take away the anxieties and help to keep your baby safe on the trail.
Some hiking items can be quite costly so this a perfect chance to get some support with getting outside on some of those bigger ticket items. Your gift registry might as well be for you too! Now, you don't need every item to get started but here are the items that I love:
Gift Registry Gear List
1. Soft-structured carrier for newborn to 3 years old, with rain, and winter cover.
I hike with the Ergobaby Omni Breeze. It's super easy to get on myself, the mesh keeps us from overheating, it's comfy, and easily packs down. You can order the Ergobaby rain cover that buttons perfectly on your carrier. I opted for the 7am winter poncho cover that doubles as a stroller cover too.
2. A Child Carrier for 6+ months with the rain cover and hydraulics pack.
I love my Poco Plus Hiking Carrier by Osprey. It has extra storage space and a built in sunshade. Please read my Osprey review blog for more details. The green rain cover is super handy for windy and rainy days. My hydraulics pack makes water super accessible for all.
3. SOS device/Satellite Phone with Subscription
We use the Garmin InReach Mini and keep it charged and in an accessible spot. Adding the subscription to your wish list would also be helpful.
4. Family first-aid kit
I ordered my first-aid kit from Canadian Tire and the water proof dry sack from Sea to Summit. I added baby tylenol, bug spray, mama advil, and extra wool socks.
5. Merino wool base layers and socks
Iksplor makes a great merino wool base layer and have lasted through two of my kids already. The discount code kidswhoexplore20 will take an additional 20% off.
6. Bear belt to hold bear spray
There is a lot of bear activity in the Canadian Rockies so we do bring our bear spray everywhere with us. You order the SCAT belt to carry the spray separate. Bear spray needs to be registered at a local outdoor retailer.
7. Summit seat
I used to pack my z seat along for sitting on the top of mountains. I still use it but for diaper changes and trailside nursing sessions.
8. Fleece and Down bunting
I found my baby Patagonia buntings for Turner off of Facebook marketplace. I love everything about Patagonia and their goals with sustainability. I do think their kids line is super cute and trendy too. My babies are usually layered with a fleece and down bunting in the winter.
9. Hiking Poles and Ice Cleats
I've only ever hiked with these hiking poles and love them as they are super light. Hiking poles keep us feel super balanced and my toddler loves to hike with them too. I always hike with ice cleats in winter conditions and highly recommend while baby wearing or hiking pregnant.
10. Nursing active wear
I would highly recommend getting a nursing bra, active nursing top, and merino wool base layer nursing top for the trail. It makes nursing on the trail so much easier. You will use these items so often and probably even want multiple colours!
11. Adventure Blankie
A super fun gift idea for a new adventure baby is the "My First Adventure Blankie" by Rumpl blankets and it even comes with a book. I love their sustainability mission, as each blanket is made with recycled bottles. The Jr blankets are super small and packable on hikes. Great for laying baby on.
12. 4x4 stroller if not able to carry
I have put on many miles with the Veer Cruiser. It is fun to load it up for mountain picnics and do a little off-roading. It is super easy to clean and folds down nicely.
Bonus Item: Baby Explorer Toque
The "Ready to Explore the World" Kids Who Explore baby toques are 100% made in Canada and the perfect gift for an adventure baby.
Hiking with your Baby Creates a Strong Bond. You'll look back and love the memories you created on the trail together.
I love the gear that I use a lot. Some of it is sponsored since growing my Instagram page but I only share products that I use and love here. Please let me know if you have any questions at all. If you want to read more about hiking with babies, please come visit again! Let me know if there is a blog topic that you'd like to see. Follow along on Instagram @adriannaadventures for fun reels, how-to's, and more! Enjoy your baby adventures. See you on the trail either in-person or virtually,