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Trekking with a toddler?

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Trekking with a toddler?

I am contemplating in August going to North India with my partner and son, who will be nearly 2 at the time of the trip. The plan would be a flight to Delhi, then the train to Shimla.

My question is, has anyone done any trekking - either camping or in huts, with a toddler before? I was thinking of taking the baby carrier.

We would be looking at a 3 or 4 day trek around the Shimla area.

Has anyone had any expereince of this or are we just mad? We are quite used to travel pre baby, and have been skiing and to Thailand twice with him since he was born. Thanks, Jenny

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1. Re: Trekking with a toddler?

no trekking, but we´ve used the "back-pack" carrier some. And as long as you make sure the straps fit, it´s perfect. Not too heavy, you know where the kid is (I use a mirror to check him), there is room for his stuff in the bag beneath the seat. No way he can wander of.... Just take breaks to let him run of some energy. We mostly used it while in airports, or in big crowds, city tours etc.

I think that if you used to this kind of travelling, go for it!

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3. Re: Trekking with a toddler?

I agree with above post. You should definitely check with your pediatrician and maybe a travel medicine specialist. The immunizaions and water safety are big considerations.

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