If you love hiking, biking, camping and taking full advantage of the summer season, there’s no reason to let your new little family member slow you down. You can raise an adventurous baby, enlisting him as your sidekick, with some genius baby gear — from bike seats that let you keep an eye on your little one (and his on you) to a collapsible activity seat that’s easy to pop up for fun wherever you are.

For Biking With Baby

Once your baby is 9 months old, you can bring him along for a ride. The Thule RideAlong Mini mounts to the front of your bike, not the back. That means you can keep a close eye on your little passenger as you cycle. You'll also love that you an easy-to-use bracket makes installing the seat on your bike a breeze - you can do it in seconds. Toddlers can keep on riding in this seat until they weigh 33 pounds.

Available at thule.com, $159.95.

What adventures are you taking your baby on this summer?

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–Julie Seguss