BWI of PDX is all about hiking with your baby. The wearer gets some good exercise (it's both cardio and strength training!). You are spending quality time with your little one. You get to enjoy the beauty of Pacific Northwest. And you can look good doing it!
One of the most commons questions our educators are asked is “What is the best carrier for hiking?!?”
Short answer: whatever carrier makes you and baby happy that day.
I know, this is not the answer most are hoping for. You want an educator to magically hand you the perfect carrier as soon as we look at you. Sadly, that's probably not going to happen (but wouldn't that be cool if we could!)
Instead, what we can do is make solid suggestions based on your body type, baby’s size, baby’s milestones, and your family’s needs. This will greatly narrow down the choices and take the stress off. Instead of being overwhelmed with options, you can compare a few more closely to make a better decision.
And, if you are a member you can borrow each one of these suggestions before you buy. That you can try on them out on the trail and decide which one truly suits your needs.
Even though there is no universal best hiking carrier for everyone, there are a few guidelines to picking one best suited for hiking.
Once you find the best carrier for you and baby’s trail needs right now, let nothing stand in the way of hiking goals!
Be sure to show us all your babywearing hiking with #BWIofPDX!
Samantha Reddy, ABE