Summer isn’t over yet,
and there is still time to squeeze in one last camping trip. Camping has always
been a huge priority for us as a family. Regardless of the challenges that it
brings at the end of the trip, we are
always thankful that we went.
we always find different items that truly help camping with children a little
easier. Because we had our four-month-old
with us this year, we found a few items
that extremely helped us.
items when camping with infants.
camping gave me a whole new appreciation for it.
night. It was also something that was
familiar to her for comfort. Because of its
lightweight and portability, we bought it
to the beach with us where she was able
to take a nap while we were down here.
Speed Sun Shade from friends of ours, and
it was perfect. We wanted to make the most out of the private campers only
beach area and stayed there all day.
camping with an infant. Most sunscreens recommend not to be used on infants. This allows you to have an all day beach day and keep baby safe from the sun for most of the time.
not usually a clean place to lay down
your baby. I found this hack on Pinterest
a few years ago. Bring a playpen and put a fitted sheet on top of it. It acts like a sun shade along with protection from bugs and any falling debris.
tent trailer this year from my mom and grandmother, but that doesn’t mean that noise
isn’t an issue. Maggie still needs a few naps during the day and goes to bed
earlier than the rest of the kids. I needed some way to drowned out all the
noise that would be entering the trailer from outside and at night from the
battery operated machine. Which is definitely on
the list for next year to add to our packing list. The white noise
helped Maggie get the naps that she needed,
and I loved it as well. I am a very light sleeper. Camping is always hard sleep wise for me,
but the noise machine helped me get a few better sleeps.
There’s nothing worse than being worried about how warm or cold your baby is. We usually pick campsites that are pretty shaded which means the mornings and evenings get chilly.
This year we made sure to snag a few pieces that we knew were going to keep Maggie nice and toasty warm.
Happy Camping! Have you camped with an infant before? What was your most helpful item that you brought?