Camping/Travelling with a baby

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 1:33 PM | Claire (Administrator)
There are certain things that are a must when taking a baby camping,

1. First aid kit - even if you think you won't need it, you should bring it with you. Why? Well, if for some reason you think the baby feels warm, you want to be able to check the temperature and go back to enjoying yourself instead of wondering if it is a fever and worry or end your trip unnecessarily only to get home and find out it was nothing.

2. Extra food - seriously, you may think your baby doesn't eat that much so you should bring the the same amount that she would eat at home - Bring more... because you do not want a hungry baby and no food around (especially if your baby is not yet eating table food)

3. Infant Carrier - if you have an infant carrier take it with you, if you don't have one invest in one. You will want to walk around and enjoy the scenery and it will be much easier for you to do so with a carrier - it will also come in handy if you want to do a hiking trip but your baby is tired. This way they can sleep easily snuggled to you.

4. Very warm clothes - Even if it's summer, remember to bring atleast one item that is very warm for your baby, you never know how cool it will get when the sun goes down, so it's better to be prepared.

5. If you are camping in "bear country" make sure to have bear pepper spray or a long arm axe, and a whistle.

I know it may seem like a lot of things to bring for two or three night trip, but it will ease your mind and you can fully enjoy your trip. When it comes to a baby, it is always better to bring too much, than too little.

We have camped with Katelyn many times and I'm always glad that I have these items handy.
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If you think of anything else that is a must for camping with a baby, I would love to hear about it.

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