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Camping With Baby

By Grow Healthy. Grow Happy. The Whole Baby Guide

Camping with your baby or toddler is a great way to get him outdoors and enjoy nature firsthand. If you do not have a lot of camping experience yourself, then you may prefer to start simply by camping in your backyard or a car accessible campsite so you have your essentials nearby. Being in the fresh air, playing in the woods, looking for wildlife, hiking, cooking in the outdoors, and sleeping in a tent can offer a break from city life that sends you back refreshed. Camping with your baby is an economical way to take a family vacation or short break from your daily routine and spend some time together outdoors.

Safety first

Make sure you have what you need, so your child is comfortable and safe, including sun protection items and warm clothing. Check out the camping area for bodies of water, leftover trash, animals, or sharp objects. While camping with your baby, he needs to be supervised at all times, so divide up the duties with your partner or other adults, so that someone is in charge of him at all times.

In addition to the regular baby travel gear, you will need these items for camping with your baby.

  • ShelterTent; tarp; sleeping bags; pillows; flashlights; lanterns and headlamps; folding chairs; trash bags.
  • Eating—Camping stove and fuel; cooler; pots and pans; kitchen utensils; water; kitchen towels; dish soap; sponges; silverware; aluminum foil; can and bottle opener; food.
  • Clothing—Comfortable and durable clothing that can get dirty; rain gear; pajamas; underwear; jackets.
  • Basics—Swiss army knife, paper towels; toilet paper; Ziploc bags; bandana; water bottles; buckets for collecting nature objects.
  • Getting around—Backpack carrier; jogging stroller; bike trailer; day pack.
  • Health—First-aid kit and remedies; bug repellent; soap; toothpaste and toothbrushes; towels.

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26 Responses to Camping With Baby

  1. This article is great. Will make sure to review it when we go camping. Gave all the essential needed to go camping.

  2. We have a few camping trips planned this summer for my family and we have 3 kids 4 and under. This is a great list with lots of things I hadn’t thought of to include while packing! Thanks for the ideas!

  3. My little guy loves the outdoors but I’d never thought about taking them (we have a toddler too) camping!! Maybe we’ll try it in the backyard first 😉 Thank you for the great supplies list 🙂

  4. Great article. I need to take my kids camping this summer.

  5. The article is good for basics to remember. Useful for most outdoor places.

  6. The thought of taking all my kids camping kinda scares me but this article really explains all the many things to bring in case I do become incredibly brave!

  7. love your tips on what extra gear to bring.

  8. Love the article. Great things to pack when going camping

  9. These are wonderful tips! Can’t wait to enjoy the outdoors with my kiddos this summer

  10. A backyard tryout for overnight camping is a great idea for both parents and baby. I’m sure I would be able to compile my list of mom necessities!

  11. This article is perfect! My family and I went on 2 camping trips last month and I wish I would have come across this sooner! So helpful!

  12. We went camping a lot when I was younger, but haven’t done it since then. I’d love to take my kids sometime; my son loves being outside and would have a blast.

  13. We dont have a good camping spot around here but the list includes great things for us to take on our hiking trails. This is he first year so I want to be prepared.

  14. This article i am definitely sharing with my family and friends. Also on my Stay At Home Moms Group. Its very informative and also has great tips im definitely taking notes on this Summer with my babies!

  15. Took my little girl camping for a week(in cloth diapers) over Memorial day. It was a blast! These tips are great

  16. Great article lots of information and great tips for my next camping trip.

  17. Great info from shelter all of the way to different types of food etc

  18. This a great blog post! Thankyou for all the tips!!

  19. Great list of things to remember – definitely include a hat! We have the white I play hat that covers our kiddos neck and ears and it is a staple in his wardrobe if we are going outside for a few hours!

  20. Great Article. I am expecting my first this October but hubby and I love to go hiking and camping so this will be very useful for the future.

  21. Omg i love camping and i now have a 2 month old son and i can’t wait to take him on hikes and on a few camping trips this summer

  22. We live by a lake and have many campgrounds around us! We have a 3 year old and newborn due November 3rd, and we definitely want to camp with them! Thank you for all of the wonderful tips!

  23. For now, we just love walking around with the our little Max in the backyard bc he is still too young. It’s our go-to tactic if he is being a fussy butt. He is so fascinated with nature. It always does the trick. Can’t wait until he’s a little older and we can go camping. I can’t wait to show and teach him about the great outdoors

  24. I think camping would be a great way for them to discover new things.

  25. I love camping! My son just turned 1 and we can’t wait to get outdoors. Of course I always keep safety in mind!

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