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Next weekend we are going camping down in margret river!!!:smiliedance: im really excited and was just wondering any one else who has been camping with young ones had any advice! (my boys are 3yrs old and 7 months)
We are only going for 2 nights and its great weather and im well prepared on what stuff to take.... just a bit weary of the unknown stuff i havent thought about... any advice help etc would be great!:yelclap:
wa mum of 4
I go camping with my 4 kids twice a year (going again in April:smiliedance: ).
We go to Collie and Greenbushes.
Do you have a mosquito tent?
I bought one so I could put my DD in there to play, quite cheap and fabulous so you have hands free.
We took DD for the first time when she was 3 months old.
I love taking the kids camping, it is great quality time and they love it.
Cable ties are great to close tent up when your sleeping...my DS6 escaped at 3 yrs of age and I had a heart attact:eek:
I cant really think of anything else, you said you were prepared so have fun and enjoy.
We went camping with our e last weekend and my youngest is 3 1/2 months. I would second the shade structure with mossie net - we didn't have one and will be buying one before we go again - it means that the little one is protected from bugs and sun etc. We took our rocker for the baby and it was great - we could put him down without having to put him on the floor etc. THe other winner was colouring books and pens - kept them entertained in the morning so that the rest of the campground wasn't woken up - although that didn't work the second morning when DD2 had a tantrum at 6am........
we are going camping in oct at dps friends property my boys are so excited we have our tents and sleeping bags and got all of our equipment
We are going next week to all week.
I think something you should borrow off someone to take is one of those backpack carriers for hiking etc...
We are going caving hence why we need it...
Have a blast camping always is fun..
Portacot with mossie cover would be on my list so no missing baby.
Also thongs for showering (no shower no go for moi, wuss I know but also very old now and used to the small comforts in life).
Plastic bags/buckets for collecting stuff ie leaves, rocks, insects)
Hope you have a great time, we went for the first time in 8 years a fortnight ago, to Wanthaggi. First weekend it's poured buckets of rain in Vic for nearly a year of course. Lucky for the Lions and their coffee tent. Not in a hurry to do it again.:laughing:
For anyone going camping, I would highly recommend borrowing anything you don't have but want/need. As your children grow, you will find their/your camping needs change also and what was a necessity last year will be unimportant this year. Also, the reality is, camping only happens a few times /year for most of us (as much as we might like to go more often!) so borrowing or co-oping large items is always a good idea.
Get a plastic tub and fill it with small sized sauces/coffee, sugar etc. and get some plastic plates and cutlery etc and keep it in the tub, so that way when you go camping or on a picnic all you have to do is pick up the tub!
Definitely a play pen on a rug under the shade!!
we've been camping a few times with dd from about 9 months on. She loved being in the tent, thought it was great fun! Just make the zip finish up the top so she can't escape. Nights were a bit rough but she just slept in with us and she was fine (but I hardly slept cos she kicks and WRIggles)
If you are camping at a site, ask if you can use the wheelchair showers, that way hubby can come with you and have a family shower!! It helps having 2 sets of hands while washing a little one.
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