Now that my daughter is 1.5 years old we still carry her a lot but we use the back carry position. We’re still using our soft carrier (an Ergobaby) even though we also have the external-frame type because we find our daughter stays warmer and is more comfortable nestled right next to us.
Carrying your baby or toddler in the back carry position can seem intimidating at first, especially if you’re on your own with no one to help you, but with a little practice you’ll get the hang of it. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for your carrier, practice over a bed with someone there as a spotter just in case, then give it a go! Read more
We would have liked to get into the mountains today but the weather didn’t cooperate so we did another valley walk up a river drainage. It was a very picturesque river and it was nice to see something new.
We walked the Capilano Pacific Trail … in November. As a busy mom of a toddler I’m going to allow myself to post to the blog two months later. Looking back in my foggy brain, here’s what I remember of the walk.
We started at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver and walked up along the river. We had lunch at the trailhead this time so our little one fell asleep during her normal nap time – a good start. We didn’t make it all the way to the end of the trail and Cleveland Dam (see map here: Capilano Pacific Trail map) but along the way there was a viewpoint on the edge of a steep cliff overlooking the river in a deep gorge below. These photos don’t do it justice but here they are:
We recently hiked the Lawson Creek Forestry Heritage Walk in West Vancouver with our toddler on board. We all had fun so the hike was a success but we did start at the wrong time of day. Starting a hike mid-morning used to work well but now that our toddler is on one (afternoon) nap […]
Hiking with a baby turns a little day trip into a bit of a logistical mission. Every trip is like a mini backcountry adventure, requiring planning and some attention to detail. Our little pumpkin needs to be: – Safe – Warm and dry – Fed and watered – Happy Babywearing in the outdoors requires one […]