It’s never too early to expose your baby to the great outdoors. In the beginning, it may be as simple as a nice stroller walk outside, but could eventually develop into detailed hikes with your little one as the tour guide.
Not only will getting out in the sun help you get some exercise in, the sunshine can help you and your baby get the Vitamins D. (Just be sure to dress your baby appropriately and keep him or her in the shade as you walk!)
Many parks have trails specifically designed for nature walks. But if you can't get to a trail, you can turn a neighborhood walk around the block into your very own nature hike. As long as you're getting out, walking around and exploring the environment, you're doing your kids — and yourself — some good.
Check out these tips for planning a nature walk that will have your kids ready to explore.
Turn It Into an Experience
To get the most out of your afternoon outdoors, do a little research ahead of time. Search for trails that can accommodate a stroller, offer you a learning experience, (or a workout if you want one!). Some parks have plaques along the trails that feature this type of information, and many parks even have clubhouses that contain learning tools inside.
Try to avoid being out when it’s unbearably hot or frigid outside — as you’re caring for more than just one.