Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tips for Camping with a Toddler.

As you read in yesterday's post, we took Skylee camping with us this past weekend. All in all it was a success. We had a few melt downs and a few laughs.

Here are some things to keep in mind when camping with a toddler:
  1. Plan on not sleep alone. They will must likely be sleeping with you or on top of you.
  2. Bring lots of baby wipes and paper towels. There will be spilled juice in the tent and lots of dirty hands. ( Skylee is a real girly girl. She hates to have dirty hands.
  3. Lots of snack foods is a must. All that running around will make them hungry. 
  4. Don't forget the outside toys. Running around is fun for a while, but soon that will lose it's appeal. 
  5. You can forget nap time. There is too much going on for that little one to even think about napping and missing out on something that might happen.
  6. Lots of bug spray and sunscreen. Lots!
  7. If your going for the weekend bring at least five changes of clothes. They will get dirty and wet. The weather will change from the time you wake up, to the time you go to bed. 
  8. A drop cord and nightlight in the tent, MUST! Nothing worse than a scared kid in a tent in the middle of no where. And it helps to see around the tent at night. 
  9. Don't forget your mommy time. That the others water the baby while you relax in the tent. Take a nap or read a book.
  10. Last but not least, Have fun. Camping is suppose to be fun, not work. Yea there's work to be done, but it need to be fun too.

4 comments:

Shana said...

Love the tips! It helps to prepare any parent for camping with a little one. I loved to camp with my father when I was little. Following you from the Mom Bloggers Club. Would love it if you LIKE my page: www.facebook.com/flightlessgoose

Shari said...

Great tips! I have SO been there done that!! With the right preparation it IS fun :). I am following you now and hope you'll check out my sites as well:
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stash mama said...

oHHH I've been dying to go camping lol I'll remember this!

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So so true, you need just about everything & the kitchen sink 2!!! Follower from 'simply follow' MBC blog followers. Hope you can come by & follow my blog at http://spanishforkids-jbplbarbara.blogspot.com
Many blessings,
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