All epic adventures begin with small steps. Sometimes the steps are tiny, like the ones my 9-month-old baby boy is taking in his Baby KEENs these days. Being an outdoorsy mom, I think there are good reasons that he learns to walk outside. The desire to wonder about the natural world begins as an infant, if nurtured. With childhood obesity on the rise, babies as young as 3 months logging in hours of screen time a day, and preschoolers on anti-depressants, getting kids up close and personal with nature seems like the best answer.