The Best Baby Carriers For Hiking With Newborns

Being a new mom who craves hiking, I couldn’t wait to hit the trails again. There was just one problem. I discovered that not all baby carriers are created equal and many of them wouldn’t safely accommodate my newborn. Thus I started my journey to find the best baby carriers to use for hiking with a newborn.

There are so many options that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. So to make your life easier, I have researched and narrowed it down for you. (All of these baby carriers can be used for newborns, toddlers and everything in between).

Newborn Baby Carriers To Beat the Heat…

My biggest concern hiking in Utah with a baby was the heat in the warmer months and making sure the baby wasn’t overheating. Some people with a tiny baby like mine would prefer to wear a baby wrap carrier which holds the baby tight to the parent. This is great on cooler days, but in this case the combination of baby’s heat, the heat coming off me and the heat in the air, would certainly cook the little munchkin. I needed to find something a newborn could be in that provided airflow to prevent my body heat from radiating to the baby and her own body heat from getting trapped. Here is what I found…

SIX-Position, 360° Ergonomic Baby & Child Carrier by LILLEbaby - The COMPLETE All Seasons (Stone)SIX-Position, 360° Ergonomic Baby & Child Carrier by LILLEbaby – The COMPLETE All Seasons (Stone)Lillebaby The Complete Airflow 360° Ergonomic Six-Position Baby & Child Carrier, SilverLillebaby The Complete Airflow 360° Ergonomic Six-Position Baby & Child Carrier, SilverBaby Carrier One Outdoors - TurquoiseBaby Carrier One Outdoors – TurquoiseGemini Performance Baby Carrier By Beco - Cool Mesh in Navy - Multi-Position Soft Structured Sling w/ Adjustable Straps & Comfort Padding for Infant/Toddler Hip SupportGemini Performance Baby Carrier By Beco – Cool Mesh in Navy – Multi-Position Soft Structured Sling w/ Adjustable Straps & Comfort Padding for Infant/Toddler Hip SupportBeco 8 Baby Carrier Dark Grey - COOL All Seasons Ergonomic Baby Carrier comes Complete with Infant Insert, Removable Lumbar Support, 360° of Comfort for Parent and ChilldBeco 8 Baby Carrier Dark Grey – COOL All Seasons Ergonomic Baby Carrier comes Complete with Infant Insert, Removable Lumbar Support, 360° of Comfort for Parent and ChilldErgobaby 360 All Carry Positions Award-Winning Cool Mesh Ergonomic Baby Carrier, Carbon GreyErgobaby 360 All Carry Positions Award-Winning Cool Mesh Ergonomic Baby Carrier, Carbon GreyErgobaby Original Cool Air Mesh Performance Ergonomic Multi-Position Baby Carrier with X-Large Storage Pocket, GraphiteErgobaby Original Cool Air Mesh Performance Ergonomic Multi-Position Baby Carrier with X-Large Storage Pocket, GraphiteErgobaby Adapt Cool Air Mesh Breathable Ergonomic Multi-Position Baby Carrier, Newborn To Toddler, Pearl GreyErgobaby Adapt Cool Air Mesh Breathable Ergonomic Multi-Position Baby Carrier, Newborn To Toddler, Pearl GreyErgo Baby 4 Position 360 Cool Air Mesh Carrier with Easy Snug Insert - French Blue / GreyErgo Baby 4 Position 360 Cool Air Mesh Carrier with Easy Snug Insert – French Blue / GreyZenith Complete Original 6 in 1 Baby CarrierZenith Complete Original 6 in 1 Baby CarrierMo+m Ergonomic Baby Sling Carrier w/ Mesh Cooling Vent, Hood & Pockets (Pale Yellow)Mo+m Ergonomic Baby Sling Carrier w/ Mesh Cooling Vent, Hood & Pockets (Pale Yellow)Mo+m Hip Seat Baby Carrier – 4 Way Sling for Babies to Toddlers – Ergonomic Seat, Mesh Cooling Window, Hood, Storage Pocket & Bottle PouchMo+m Hip Seat Baby Carrier – 4 Way Sling for Babies to Toddlers – Ergonomic Seat, Mesh Cooling Window, Hood, Storage Pocket & Bottle Pouch

Baby Carriers with Storage…

Some carriers even have storage compartments! That means if you’re wearing a regular backpack as well, you don’t have to try and reach backwards every time you need something! It also means you may not even have to carry an extra bag with you on shorter trips! Here are some baby carries with storage…

Infantino Carry On Carrier, Grey, One SizeInfantino Carry On Carrier, Grey, One SizeZenith Complete Original 6 in 1 Baby CarrierZenith Complete Original 6 in 1 Baby CarrierZenith Comfort Baby Wrap Carrier Cotton Baby Carrier with HoodZenith Comfort Baby Wrap Carrier Cotton Baby Carrier with HoodZenith Baby Carrier for Newborn & Child - Backpack & Kangaroo - Carry Safer Fashion Breathable Mesh Baby CarrierZenith Baby Carrier for Newborn & Child – Backpack & Kangaroo – Carry Safer Fashion Breathable Mesh Baby Carrier

Other Baby Carriers You Can Use For A Newborn…

I can’t leave these out. These are also great options for hiking with your newborn. (Some may require an infant insert for newborns or little babies. Click on the image and see the product details to see if it’s recommended)

Ergobaby OMNI 360 All-in-One Ergonomic Baby Carrier, All Carry Positions, Newborn to Toddler, Pearl GreyErgobaby OMNI 360 All-in-One Ergonomic Baby Carrier, All Carry Positions, Newborn to Toddler, Pearl GreyErgobaby 4 Position 360 Bundle Of Joy with Easy Snug Infant Insert - Black/CamelErgobaby 4 Position 360 Bundle Of Joy with Easy Snug Infant Insert – Black/CamelBoba 4G Carrier, Dusk, 0- 48 MonthsBoba 4G Carrier, Dusk, 0- 48 MonthsBaby Carrier We - Black, CottonBaby Carrier We – Black, CottonBABYBJORN Baby Carrier Miracle - Black/Silver, Cotton MixBABYBJORN Baby Carrier Miracle – Black/Silver, Cotton MixTula Ergonomic Carrier - Aviary - BabyTula Ergonomic Carrier – Aviary – BabyBebamour New Style Designer Sling and Baby Carrier 2 in 1 ,Dark BlueBebamour New Style Designer Sling and Baby Carrier 2 in 1 ,Dark BlueMother Nest Baby Carrier 3 Carrying Positions for Infants and Toddlers 3.6-15kg(8-33lbs) -Soft Cool Air Mesh-Best Baby Shower Gift!Mother Nest Baby Carrier 3 Carrying Positions for Infants and Toddlers 3.6-15kg(8-33lbs) -Soft Cool Air Mesh-Best Baby Shower Gift!

Baby Wraps…

Last but not least, if you prefer to have your newborn snug close to you on cooler hiking days, here are some baby wrap options for you…

Boba Wrap, Grey, 0-18 MonthsBoba Wrap, Grey, 0-18 MonthsBaby K'tan Active Baby Carrier, Black, SmallBaby K’tan Active Baby Carrier, Black, SmallMoby Wrap Evolution Baby Wrap: Soft Baby Carrier, Baby Sling Carrier, Made from Breathable Bamboo Fibers - Soft, Safe, Comfortable - Suitable for Newborns - CharcoalMoby Wrap Evolution Baby Wrap: Soft Baby Carrier, Baby Sling Carrier, Made from Breathable Bamboo Fibers – Soft, Safe, Comfortable – Suitable for Newborns – Charcoal

I hope this at least points you in the right direction or helps in some way. When you click on these, be sure to read the product descriptions, details and the reviews to help you make an informed decision. I find the reviews are especially helpful.

P.S. Consult with your baby’s doctor to make sure your baby is healthy enough to hit the trails with you.

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