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Camping with a Baby

by Bea January 10th, 2012 | Camping
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There is no right time to bring a child with you on your camping trip. Only you can decide when you think that you are ready to take a child camping. For some people that means infancy.

Camping with your baby will mean that you will have to watch over your baby constantly. You should always check to see that your baby is not too hot or too cold. Another thing to look out for are the bugs. You should protect your child from insects or other pests.

Speaking of pests and animals, what you choose for your site is going to make a huge difference. If you decide to go camping in the middle of the woods, you are going to have to do a lot more work than if you were camping on grass or a more open area. It is also very convenient to have a flushing toilet and a warm shower. I know that those types of amenities spoil the excitement of the real outdoors, but your baby’s health is pretty important as well.

What should you bring for your baby? It is important to remember the necessities such as food, diapers, some toys, and appropriate clothing. A portable cot would be a huge space saver for you, and some sort of a surface to change diapers is a good suggestion as well. Some people have a bag that opens up to become a change table, but an old towel will do the trick as well. One of the best investments will be a bug net. You really do not want any mosquitoes bothering your baby!

Buzzing mosquitoes will probably result in an awake and alert baby. If you are worrying about bothering the neighbors with the sound of your baby’s cries, don’t worry, it’s only for a few days. Plus, you are already used to lack of sleep, right?

In general, when it comes to bringing a baby on a camping trip, keep doing what you are doing, but be very aware of your baby and their surroundings. Watch their every move, and make sure that he or she does not eat too much dirt!

Comments One Response to “Camping with a Baby”
  1. I think it’s nice to bring your child in camps but I’d make sure if it’s going to be during the appropriate age. I’m sure it’s gonna be difficult to bring a months old baby for outdoor activities like this. I truly agree about your tips here and there should always be a balance between having fun and still taking the necessary precautions for the baby’s safety.

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