If there is one thing I love taking the kids to do, during the summer months, is a hike. In fact, we often make a day out of hiking with the kids. So, as you plan day hikes with the kids, remember to take the right items with you. Here is a small list of the MUST take items.
Lots of water
This is a given, but water is necessary when it comes to taking day hikes with the kids. Everyone will need to make sure they stay hydrated enough, especially if you’re taking little ones with you. Just make sure ask all the kids if they’re thirsty and keep making them drink fluids.
Don’t forget the sunscreen
The summer months can bring a lot of heat with it. Make sure you bring the sunscreen with you to keep the sunburn away. You never know how much the sun has affected you until after you’ve been out of the sun for a while. Prevention is key when it comes to protecting your skin.
Layer your clothing
Weather can change in the blink of an eye, which is why layering clothing is a good idea. As the weather warms up, you can have the kids take off a layer. Make sure the clothing isn’t too heavy because you will have to put it in a bag and carry it around the rest of the hike. Layering is such a genius idea when it comes to taking a day hike in the summer months.
Wear comfortable shoes
Are you the person that’s always wearing flip flops? A day hike requires everyone wearing comfortable shoes. You don’t want to hear the kids complaining about their feet hurting. So, do a shoe check before everyone walks out the door.
Bring Febreze Fabric for the car ride home
Have you ever been on a hike with the kids and smelled everyone after? On the ride home from your day hike, you may just want to consider spraying Febreze Fabric in your car. There is nothing worse than smelling something rank on the way home. You’ll also want to give your car a few more sprays after everyone has vacated the vehicle. Seriously, Febreze Fabric has been a lifesaver for me.
The next time you’re planning to take a day hike with the kids, keep these items in mind. When it comes to a hike with the kids it’s better to be over prepared than under prepared. What are your tips for taking a hike with the kids?