Review: Deuter Kid Comfort III

I’m the kind of woman who immediately started thinking about outdoor baby gear when she found she was pregnant. I couldn’t accept the possibility that my passion for hiking would end up on the back burner. So, even in the early stages of pregnancy I started researching how I would get out on the trail with my little one.

The Deuter Kid Comfort series came up many times in my research, and after some humming and hawing I decided I’d give the Deuter Kid Comfort III ($299 USD) – also known as “The Cadillac” of carriers – a try.

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10 Tips for Camping with a Baby

If you’re a new parent, the thought of taking your baby camping might seem pretty far-fetched. But if it’s something you love to do you may be tempted to give it a shot. Break them in early, right? I figured that the earlier we took our little one out, the better. If I didn’t try, I’d never know, and I might get too comfortable with the idea that it would be too hard. So, this past week my husband and I packed up our sleeping bags and ventured into the great unknown: sharing a tent with a 10-week-old baby.

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The Post-Baby Body: Reimagining Myself as an Athlete

Once I was through the first week of bliss with my daughter, the realities of my new body sunk in. I had spent a number of days in bed recovering from the birth, and otherwise didn’t venture out of the house until about Day 6. On that day, I walked about a block before pain turned me back. Though I was able to walk farther and faster as each day passed, I was discouraged by my reflection in the mirror and my inability to really move. My daughter brought me so much joy, but I felt that my body had betrayed me. I longed to run, to feel my heart pumping, to feel sweat on my back, and my feet hitting the pavement. I longed to feel lightness again. Instead I felt heavy, swollen and slow.

My discouragement went on for the first month until, funny as it sounds, I remembered I had just had a baby.

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