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Episode Info: Today, we bring on Shanti Hodges to talk about the world of hiking with children.  She is the creator of HikeItBaby, a organisation that helps parents in over 90 cities in the US and around the world get started with hiking with babies.  They run hikes catering for all abilities, from absolute beginners to seasoned mountaineers! Any parent and baby can join a hiking group for free and if a HikeItBaby group does not exist in your city than any parent can start one, with the guidance of Shanti and her team.  Shanti has been hiking with 2 two year old son Mason since birth we chat about: - benefits of hiking with children - what gear do you need to go hiking? - what should you and baby wear when going hiking? - what is a typical hike for a beginner to take? - do babies like going hiking and being in the carrier? - what food to prepare for the baby when going hiking? - Health benefits to mums of hiking - Benefits to children of being closer to nature It's a jam packed episode full of great advice and content.  Please be sure to drop by Shanti's site at HikeItBaby to find more details. Image licensed under Creative Commons.  Full credit to Jeff Turner.
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