Re: [backpackingwithchildren] Digest Number 470
- Hi Mary!
I made a pillow for my girls. (Got tired of restuffing jackets in the
crack, picking up a variety of pillow options while carrying small
child on back, etc.). It's long to fill the curve of the pack or the
gap between baby's back rest and the front rest, bends so it can sqeeze
into just about any space, and has a STRAP so when the wakened child
INEVITABLY throws it overboard it won't fall to the ground getting
lost, filthy or just causing a pain in the... back? ;)
It's easy to make...you can check it out here:
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 03:39:39 -0000
From: "Mary Janowski" <marypat_j@...>
Subject: Hiking and camping with an infant
My daughter is 6 months old. My husband and I are avid hikers,
backbackers and campers. We really want to get out again, but I am not
certain how to go about it with a 6 month old. She is strong enough to
carry in a backpack, but I am concerned about her head and neck when
she falls asleep. I don't mind taking shorter hikes for her sake, but
I do want to go camping. How/where would she sleep safely (and
wamrly?)? She is already a speedy crawler, so she needs to be
contained safely. And due to the risk of SIDS, she needs a firm
sleeping surface, free of blankets.
I would appreciate any advie you might have.