Babywearing and National Parks

Summer is upon us, and with that comes lots of visiting our beautiful National Parks. Have you ever been to one? There are 58 National Parks in the US, with plenty of Mother Nature’s beauty to explore. And the best way to visit these places with your little ones? While babywearing.

Not only do the wearer and baby get to bond while taking in some of the most beautiful sites you’ll ever see, there are a few great reasons to choose babywearing when national park-hopping:

  1. Safety. The safest place for baby is on you, and when you’re exploring with your family, it’s great to have your little one on your front, hip, or back. Rocky terrain, potentially hazardous conditions for new walkers, all wonderful reasons to have your baby on you. There’s always time to explore on their own two feet, but when you’re trying to get a hike in or check out a new spot in the park, babywearing is key.                                                                                                                                                                     
  2. Be hands free to experience the park hands on, or tend to your other children. It’s so nice to visit a new place with your kiddos, and babywearing allows you to also be an explorer right along with them. We have three children, so when I wear our youngest it allows me to do all the things I might not be able to do otherwise, like walk hand in hand with both of my boys or husband on a beautiful hiking trail, collect rocks, or simply reach up and touch the trees.                                                                                                                              
  3.  Show your baby the world, right alongside them! There is nothing better than the bonding you get while babywearing, and doing so while in nature is the icing on the cake. You’re having the best experience ever, and able to do it with your littlest love along for the ride is heaven. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Happy exploring, and be sure to check out our tips for babywearing in warm weather here. And also be sure to check out one of my top picks for hiking and babywearing- the Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh.



Danielle Hampton is a writer and blogger enjoying small town life in the mountains of Northern Arizona with her husband Hank and their two boys, Henry and Charlie, and daughter Olive. She’s a former high school English teacher who now authors the blog Sometimes Sweet and does freelance writing, editing and social media consulting, contributing to a variety of sites.

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June 20, 2018