Essentials for camping with a baby

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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The weekend before last we went camping with Lulu and friends of ours who also had small children. We'd never been camping before with Lulu but with a little preparation on Nick's behalf, we managed to be quite well set up. Here is our list of essentials:

- Our friends brought a kids camping chair (1.). Lulu could not fathom how to get out of it and stayed sitting in it for a really long time. Bring one. Kids like having something especially for them that looks exactly like what the adults are using.
- A tent (2. ). No longer can just a swag (3.) do for camping. Kids need to be contained at nighttime. Nick bought one that not only fit a double & single swag but also Lulu's pram!
- A camping light (4.). The number of times we have gone camping without one cannot be counted. A light is a must for late night feedings inside that tent.
- Extra sheets for when the baby vomits in her swag (5.). I did not bring any extra sheets so she ended up sleeping in our swag & then the pram for most of the night.

Do you have anything to add to the list?


  1. We haven't been camping with Alice yet but have grand plans to do so soon. We're headed to Prince Edward Island in a few weeks and thought about camping then but end-of-May weather in Eastern Canada (and on the ocean!) can be tricky. Thanks for the tips! I'll keep this handy for when we finally make that plan.

  2. Depending where you live/ are going: insect repellent, sun cream, lots of layers! Can you tell I live in England with very changeable weather! Following.Rx

    1. You're right, sunscreen and insect repellant are two essentials I totally forgot to add! Although insects are a normally a huge problem here, they weren't for some strange reason on that trip. I think maybe because the weather was starting to turn. Thanks for the follow, am following you now too x


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