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    Default Camping with a 9 month old..tips?

    Hi all

    When we were just a two we loved going camping in our little 2 man tent with a couple of chairs and a camping stove! Very basic....

    Now we are 3 and going on our first camping trip as a family in a few weeks. I cannot wait. We have bought a new "family" tent and extra essentials but just wondering if anyone has done it before and has any tips/advice...must take essentials etc etc?? I think my main concern is the cold nights!!!

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    Depends when and where you're going. When DD was that age we took the travel cot and used it as a playpen during the day. We also took our ikea high chair which was really useful as somewhere else for her to go if we needed her off the ground. I got a really thick sleeping bag with arms but we didn't need it as we had unexpected hot weather. I would say take plenty of layers. Other than that just toys book etc the stuff you'd take when going out. We bought bottled water for formula (dunno if you need it) so we didn't need to boil it. And she had those packet pasta things or cous cous for tea. Maybe some foam mats?

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    We took dd at 4 months and the best thing for us was the port a cot that way you can sit them in there with toys and they cant crawl off if you are busy. Dd would always sleep next to me so I could check on her and make sure she was warm I always packed too many blankets and make sure you take a beanie just in case depending on where you are going. I would also make sure I had panadol and thermometer just in case.

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    Lots of long pants for for crawling

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    We have been twice with DS. Once when he was 4 months and once about 14 months. Biggest problem when he was little was that we went south in winter so it was freezing. Also because I was bf overnight that was cold and uncomfortable.

    Both times we went we went with family so had loads of people around trying to sleep so I was very very conscious of him waking up everyone. I would have been so much more relaxed if it was just us.

    I agree with layers and sleeping bags with arms and if you can take plenty of clothes for bub. At least 2 changes a day in seperate packages (large zip lock bags work well) then dirty clothes go straight back in there.

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    We've done a bit of camping with DD. One thing, particularly in the cold, is to have a thick, heavy rug under the portacot to stop the cold coming up from the ground.
    Other than that, plently of spare clothes, blankets etc.
    Have fun

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    cosleeping can help with the cold, and night feeds.

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    Thanks everyone..we are going to the Grampians (VIC) in mid sept x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alluneedislove View Post
    Thanks everyone..we are going to the Grampians (VIC) in mid sept x
    Make sure you check out halls gap zoo!

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