Babes in the Woods: Hiking, Camping, Boating with Babies & Young Children

Babes in the Woods: Hiking, Camping, Boating with Babies & Young Children

by Jennifer Aist


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* Offers a fresh, modern approach to hiking and camping with kids
* Tips to make family outdoor trips less work and worry
* Addresses concern about "nature deficit disorder" in children

There's a lot of information out there about introducing school-age kids to the outdoors, but what about babies and toddlers? Author Jennifer Aist bridges that gap and shares her tried and tested advice for active new parents. Babes in the Woods introduces outdoorsy moms and dads to the joy and vigor of taking babies and toddlers into the woods at a very early age. Well-organized chapters offer functional solutions for appropriate gear, clothing, and food, nature games to play, and tips on potty breaks and sleeping outdoors-but most importantly, Aist explores all the reasons why introducing even the youngest of children to wilderness experiences is healthy, rewarding, and fun.

Whether planning a short day hike, a car camping trip, a base camp adventure, or a backpacking excursion, Aist covers every season and climate, while confirming that babies are well-suited for the mountains, the water, and the adventures that lie beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594853432
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 04/28/2010
Pages: 190
Sales rank: 1,229,024
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

JENNIFER AIST is founder and director of Providence Alaska Medical Center's parenting and childbirth education program, Parenting with Providence. She teaches classes on everything from breastfeeding to backpacking and conducts her signature "Babes in the Woods," "Babes in the Snow," and "Babes on the Water" classes every year. She has also consulted with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game on a preschool outdoor education curriculum. A graduate of the University of California, Davis, she lives in Anchorage, Alaska, with her husband and four children.

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