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Top Tips for Taking Your Toddler Camping

Top Tips for Taking Your Toddler Camping

Posted by John Gilmore on 28th Feb 2020

The great outdoors is wonderful for the whole family, and toddlers can benefit from being outside. There are just a few things to keep in mind when you are camping with a toddler. These tips will help keep your child safe.

Choose Your Area Carefully

Certain areas are safer for toddlers than others. Be aware of the surroundings when choosing a camping location. Make sure it won't be easy for a toddler to fall from a high distance and that snakes and other animals aren't known for inhabiting the area. It's also fine to rough it with a toddler, but convenience can make a camping trip much easier when young children are involved. You might want to choose a location with easy access to bathrooms and showers to make the trip simpler for the family.

What to Bring

Though you have to be selective about what you bring when camping, you need to make sure you have the right items when camping with a toddler. Diapers, snacks, and wipes are essential. You need bug spray, sunscreen, and any necessary medications. It's also a good idea to bring a special toy that your toddler loves to help him get to sleep at night. Safety is also an issue, and you want to be able to protect your family while camping. However, you have to be cautious. Even if you are one of the 17.25 million gun owners with a concealed carry, you'll still want storage for any weapons, or potentially dangerous items you bring. Toddlers can easily find items they aren't supposed to and harm themselves or others if they aren't properly stored.

Consider the Season

It's important to know what the season has to offer when you choose to camp with a toddler. You don't want to have a young child overheat if the area is too warm. It's also important not to choose a place where a child is too cold and struggles to regulate her body temperature. Study the place you want to camp before you go and know what kind of temperatures and weather to expect. It's fine to bring a rain poncho and deal with a bit of drizzle. It's much more difficult to camp with a toddler when the weather causes discomfort that prohibits quality sleep.

Camping is a great experience for the whole family, and young children can absolutely be a part of the fun. Just make sure to plan ahead before you head out to camp.

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