The various lockdowns, social distancing measures, and travel restrictions have made it hard to carry on with your normal family activities and spend quality time together. However, if there is something that we have all re-discovered and started to appreciate again are family walks and hikes.
No matter how far you go or how intense the hike of the day is, this is an amazing way to bond, spend time together, and keep fit. All this, while also keeping everybody safe and sound! However, if you have just started enjoying walks with your little ones, you should know that the right preparation is key to stay out longer and make the most of your time together.
It All Starts with the Right Backpack
Even if you are planning to go for just a quick walk, it is important to be prepared for what is expecting you outside. So, you should never underestimate the importance of having the right backpack with you!
Whether that’s to bring extra warm clothing, hold snacks, or just some extra tissues, it is crucial to have enough luggage space for the whole family! Even if you have decided to go for a short walk along the beachfront, something so simple as some rain or wet clothing can have you turn around and head back home!
A Kid-Friendly First-Aid Kid
Hiccups and small incidents can happen! Especially if you have decided to walk in a park or across a small wood, roots and rocks can easily cause your little ones to slip or trip over.
Even a simple slip or scrape can cause your little ones to burst into tears. Having a baby first aid kit for newborns and toddlers with you at all times can help you find a quick solution to any problem you might encounter on the way and keep walking towards your destination. And, with a simple but fun design, you can make the whole experience a fun episode to remember for years.
Drinks and Snacks
No outdoor walk or adventure can be complete without a backpack packed with all the right snacks and drinks! And, if the weather allows it, make sure you also have some cutlery and a blanket with you to set up the perfect picnic!
If in the past a late breakfast at a local cafe would have been the best conclusion to a trip outdoors, today that might not be possible in complete safety. However, snacks, fruits, and a little extra treat while sitting at a nice corner of the park is everything you need to have the best day out!
The weather during this time of the year can be unforgivable, and just some wind or wind can ruin the family fun. Make sure you are ready with a change of clothes for everybody, also a strong good umbrella and some extra warm clothing if the temperature suddenly drops.
Pack Toys Too!
When indoors, your little ones have all of their toys in their nursery. However, once you are out, it is crucial to have their favourite ones for comfort and extra fun! You can easily pack some of their stuffed animals in the backpack, or bring some toys to enjoy time at the beach building sandcastles!