I have heard a number of parents say that there is a moment where their child walked through a metaphorical door – a time when they suddenly shed the struggles that mark the young years of childhood and the day-to-day got a bit easier. Some days I feel like that door is in sight.
I can’t shake this part of myself – this yearning desire, this need, for a personal connection with the outdoors. And as my little one grows up, I feel opportunity returning. Which is why it’s so hard when things fall through.
My first kid-free foray into the backcountry taught me plenty about myself and the importance of disconnecting, no matter what life demands of us.
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.