I grew up a "camper". My family's favorite spot to camp is at a county park right on the Atlantic. We spend a lot of time during the summer camping with my parents, and for the past two years, that has included bringing the babies. There are a lot of things about camping that can be dangerous for kids, but it can also be soooooo much fun.
Here is what I bring to make it easier (and safer):
|JD's first camping trip|
- Pack n' Play. O sleeps and plays in it while we are camping. When he and JD were super tiny, we brought the moses basket.
- Portable highchair. Sitting at a picnic table can be tough for little guys. Plus, sometimes you just need somewhere to stick a baby so that they are safe.
- Camping toys. We try to have special "camping toys" that are extra exciting (and occupy them for longer) because they only see them when we are camping. These include a kite, remote control car, sidewalk chalk, cornhole, special teething toys that are easy to clean, and all kinds of balls.
- Baby pool. We use this on the beach and at the camp site.
- Extra blankets. Not just for sleeping, but for crawling on or snuggling up in around the campfire.
- A lot of snacks! Duh
Any other tips are pretty similar to my road trip tips: things will get dirty (We use the term "camp clean", which means "clean enough for camp"), pack extra sippy cups & pacifiers, go with the flow, and take a ton of pics.
|We take a lot of walks while we are camping. And it will be the perfect place to teach JD to ride a bike.|
|where we put the baby|
Are you a camper?