Once you get the hang of being a new parent, you may be ready to venture into the great outdoors or take a vacation with your child. Before you hit the trails, hop on your bike or book a flight, read this guide on outdoor gear and travel stuff for your baby. Don't worry about loading up on these items before the baby arrives; this page lists all the extras. For the basic gear you'll need for local trips check out the following buying guides:
* Car Seats
* Diaper Bags
* '''Backpack style baby carriers'''
** Good for when your baby can sit up alone (about six months).
** Require more storage space.
** Can support up to 40 pounds.
** Offers lower-back support.
** Can't see baby when they are placed in carrier.
** Prices start at $40. Models with extra bells and whistles can cost up to $300.
** Things to look for: lightweight construction.
** Popular brands are Kelty Pathfinder.
* '''Bike Trailers'''
** Good for older babies (around 12 months)
** Need a garage for storage.
** Can't see baby when they are placed in trailer.
** Trailer needs to protect you child from sun, wind, and harsh climate.
** A well-rated bike trailer will cost you at least $300.
** Look for a trailer with an bike helmet on you child before heading out on a ride.
** The Burley Solo as the top reviewed trailers.
* '''Jogging Strollers'''
** Visit the Jogging Stroller page for full details on this purchase.
* The International Bike Fund has great information about when and how to execute your child's first bike experience.
* Baby Fit gives new parents a place to find workout tips.
* Need help coming up with an outdoor activity for your family? Check out the Family Education website.