Hiking with a baby can seem like a scary activity. It doesn’t have to be. If you have the right hiking backpack for baby, you will be able to get back outdoors and enjoy it just as much as you did in the past. It is also a great way to bond with your baby and starting early is always a good thing since children grow up so quickly.
Finding the right hiking backpack for baby can seem endless with how many are currently manufactured. Don’t fret! You are already ahead of the game by knowing what specifications you would like to have. Below I have listed a couple of hiking backpacks for baby that are really great. Even if you don’t pick one that I have told you about, it will give you a little more insight into what you are looking for when you go to the store or the website to purchase one.
Boba G3 Carrier
This is one of my favorites that I have found. I have written about it for toddlers as well since it works great for both. The weight limit on this hiking backpack for baby is seven pounds to forty five pounds. It works well for smaller babies as well as older ones.
This hiking backpack for baby will not end up costing you over and over as it comes with everything required for you to begin your hike. There is no purchasing extra items to make it work for what is was supposed to do in the first place. This hiking backpack for baby comes with foam shoulder straps and an adjustable waist belt and is made out of a soft material. This allows your baby to rest easily through your hike and will put your mind at ease with the added support it gives to your baby’s head. A great perk is that you can use it on your front or your back. Use on your front offers you added privacy for breastfeeding as the back sits up higher. The raised back also provides added protection to your baby as he or she grows so that they cannot lean their heads back too far.
Don’t let the basic structure fool you. This hiking backpack for baby offers a lot of benefits that others do not. The number one in my book is how comfortable it is for your baby and for you as well. This allows you to enjoy your hike more and possibly hike further than you thought with carrying a baby. Foot straps are included so as your baby grows you can adjust them for great leg support. Don’t want to use them? They are removable as well. It also comes with an adjustable sleeping hood that assists in keeping your baby’s head in the right position through-out nap time and your hike time.
Not all hiking backpacks for baby are created equal and all will offer differing things. With this one, it does offer less carrying space for items but with it being convertible, you can always carry a small backpack with your essentials. A day hike doesn’t require that much stuff as if you were hiking for a few days and had to be prepared to sleep outdoors.
This hiking backpack for baby is wonderful! This gives you the option of hiking at yet a younger age - depending on what your baby weighed when born. Most hiking backpacks have a minimum weight of seven pounds. This one is for babies from birth up to forty pounds. It gives the added benefit of being one of the most comfortable hiking backpack for baby on the market. It is comfortable for you as well. This hiking backpack for baby can be used no matter the season too. The way this backpack is manufactured, allows for the baby’s weight to be distributed onto your hips and not your neck, shoulders, and back. This is a definite plus for those new moms that want to get out and hike but are dealing with backaches. The backpack is made of a soft cotton that helps to bring comfort as well.
The design of the Ergobaby Classic is made to swaddle infants on your chest and as your baby grows, move them to your back. It is fully functional in both positions and offers comfort both ways. Just to be clear, I am calling babies from birth to three months old an infant. As with how you hold an infant, so will the Ergobaby Classic. I highly suggest for infants that you do purchase an infant insert. An infant insert is a thick padding of foam that wraps your baby sort of like a burrito. Many people have started hiking with their infants at even two weeks old. This backpack is a great help with getting outdoors faster and not being cooped up inside every day, all day.
Above are just two of the hiking backpack for baby. New models are constantly on the horizon, however, the two that I have mentioned are my top picks and have great reviews as well. Choosing a hiking backpack for baby is a personal one, but hopefully this article helps you to see what you want and what you don’t want in a hiking backpack for baby.