Winter hikes with the family can be a great way to enjoy the cold season and get some fresh air. Being prepared for winter family hikes can ensure that everyone involved has a good time. Here are a few tips that can help you:
Pack the right clothes
It is important that everyone stays warm and dry . Don't forget to bring gloves, hats and scarves to keep your ears and hands warm . Waterproof clothing can also come in handy if it snows or rains.
Another important tip: It's best to dress your dwarves in several layers - underwear, thermal underwear and warm sweaters or jackets are good first layers. These layers retain a toddler's body heat and ensure they don't get cold.
Of course, it is just as important that the little ones wear comfortable clothing that is not too tight and offers enough freedom of movement . This way they can move freely in the snow and enjoy the fresh air.
Make sure you have enough food with you
Young children often have high energy needs and can become hungry or thirsty quickly. It is therefore important that you always have something with you that they can eat or drink quickly and easily, such as dried fruit, granola bars or water in a drinking bottle. Even if you are on a longer hike, you should have something to eat with you, such as sandwiches or fruit.
Wear sturdy shoes
Snow and ice can make the route slippery and slippery, so it is important to wear sturdy shoes with treads. Hiking shoes or boots with good grip are ideal.
Consider the children
If you have small children, it may make sense to use a child carrier instead of a stroller. A child carrier is more robust and offers the little ones more protection from wind and weather. You can also use it to manage snow-covered or uneven paths better.
While Kraxen offer a great solution for children up to 1.5 years old, the HOMB child carrier backpack is a great alternative for children up to 25kg who can manage part of the route themselves!
Don't forget to take a map or GPS device with you
If you're traveling in unfamiliar terrain, it's important to have a map or GPS device with you to help you navigate and find your way back to the starting point.
If you follow these tips, your winter family hike should be a success. Don't forget to enjoy nature and take time to explore the surroundings. Have fun hiking!