Category: Kit & Clothing Reviews

Our Favourite Outdoor Winter Kit for School-Age Children

Essential Outdoor Winter Kit for Kids

As I start to write this the frost is glinting on the grass outside as the beginnings of morning light begins to nudge away at the night. It’s looking like another beautiful but cold and wintery day. As I drink my still-hot cup of tea and savour the silence in the rest of the house …

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Learning to Cycle with Ridgeback Kids Club

Learning to Cycle with Ridgeback Kids Club , New Forest

 

Top of the list for Beth’s summer holiday wish list was learning to ride a ‘big girl bike’.

Beth has been balance biking since she was about two and a half. It’s taken a while (both growing taller and technique) but about nine months after getting going she had both sussed.

On a trip …

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10 Travel Essentials for Active Outdoor Family Holidays

Travel Essentials for Kids

 

It’s August and peak holiday season!

For some of us that means heading off to chase the sun. If that’s you, then I might be trying to squeeze into your suitcase – it’s tipping it down outside as I write this!

For others it will be exploring the …

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Kit Review: The Deuter Kid Comfort II Child Carrier

Deuter Kid Comfort II Child Carrier Review, Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

For us, a week’s family holiday in the wilds of Northumberland was always going to involve lots of outdoor time. Four year old Roo is a fantastic little walker. Beth though, at just two, still struggles to keep up on longer outings. ‘Longer’ ¬†meaning anything over 40 minutes…or anything over …

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Kit Review: LittleLife Ultralight S3 Child Carrier

San Bernadino Mountains, California with a LittleLife Ultralight S3 Child Carrier

The LittleLife Ultralight S3 Child Carrier has to be one of the pieces of kit I’m most excited to share with you on Baby Routes. We’ve used LittleLife products in the Baby Routes household for several years now and been impressed. Their kit has always seemed great quality and their brand mission to …

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Mobile Phone Review: Roaming Abroad with Three & a Sony Xperia Z3

Three & Sony Xperia Z3 Review

If there’s once piece of kit that I rarely leave the house without, it is my smart phone. Whether for navigating somewhere, tracking a new hiking trail for the blog, identifying a new bird sound or checking the train times, my smart phone is a vital part of my arsenal …

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Kit Review: Vango Nitestar Junior Sleeping Bag

Vango Nitestar Junior sleeping bag for children

Camping in the UK is brilliant but entirely unpredictable.Even in the dizzy heights of a summer heat wave the night time temperatures can drop to toe-curlingly chilly when there is a clear sky. For family campers with young children this poses a particular problem as well we know! Nothing ruins …

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Lonely Planet Kids Books Review

Lonely Planet Kids Books Review, Amazing Jobs

 

Whilst my own collection of dog-eared travel guides lounge on my bookshelves, guarding the treasured memories¬†of many a memorable adventure, it had never really occurred to me that there might be a similar source of inspiration and travel dreams for children to pour over too. Sure – Roo has an atlas aimed at older …

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Choosing a winter coat for outdoor kids

Sprayway jacket

Roo has grown. Again. I know it shouldn’t come as a surprise that my 3 year old daughter is shooting up taller every day but it’s the way in which she will seem to extend by centimetres overnight that throws me.

Until now we have been just about …

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Making Tracks in the Peak District

Making Tracks series

Walking with children is one of those balancing acts. As an outdoor parent, you desperately want them to love exploring the countryside as much as you but as any parent knows, children can smell desperation ten miles away and usually react by doing the exact opposite of what you hope! …

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