Dressing babies and toddlers for the cold isn’t easy. Finding items is one thing; stuffing the kid into various layers is another! Make it easy on yourself and look for items that let you layer easily and get out the door before you all break out into a sweat. It’s also nice to have the kit we need on hand before the colder seasons arrive, so I recommend you start looking for items early. Hand-me-down items are often the best approach since at this age our kids are growing so fast, but you can also find what you need at outdoor retailers. Here are my top picks for keeping babies and toddlers warm in winter…
It feels like it wasn’t that long ago that we had a baby we could snuggle into a soft carrier to take hiking, and who would fall asleep for long portions of the journey. But things have changed rather quickly, and we now have a toddler bubbling over with personality and propelling herself with her own two feet.
Though the newness of doing outdoor activities with a baby can be overwhelming, once that little person sleeps less and walks more, you’ve got a whole new set of wonderful (and totally manageable) challenges to contend with. Of course, this depends on your toddler. Some can sit longer than others. Some sleep anywhere. Mine is a restless little ball of energy who doesn’t want to miss a thing.
Either way, all toddlers are inherently busy and explorative, so if you have two-foot-high trail buddy in tow, these tips should come in handy.
Sometimes the easiest way to absorb information is to actually have it in your hands – not on a screen. That’s why I’ve created two new e-guides for adventurous parents, Adventure Travel with a Baby: 40+ Tips and Insights and Essential Gear for Travelling with a Baby (a handy checklist for packing!).
When my daughter became a fairly competent self-feeder, I struggled to find snacking containers and bottles that would serve us well on-the-go, whether we were out biking, hiking, travelling or just running errands in town. When Eco Vessel came knocking on my inbox, it was perfect timing and I thought I’d give their products a whirl!