Hiking with a baby
The main thing to consider when hiking with a baby, is that you will have to modify your goals is whether it is in choice of destination, mileage or environment. When you go hiking with a baby, you will have lots of extra gear, plus be carrying the kid.
Of course, you will need a lot of patience, limit=cancel your winter trips, and plan flexible trips.Consider that an infant in a pack will be sitting on his diapers all day long. Be prepared to carry extra jars of prepared food, if you're not breastfeeding.
Dirt? Dirty face is a happy face, so just give up and let it go. One caution: do not eat dirt:) And number 1 thing-safety: the built-in awareness that the baby in your backpack is getting sunburned/cold/ bit by bugs, so you need to be extra aware.