In a few weeks we are taking our 9 month old ds campîng for the first time, just for one night, sleeping in tents.
Does anyone have any handy tips or experience about camping with little kids? I'm a bit nervous about getting to sleep at night.
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08-09-2013 16:11 #1
Camping with a 9 month old
08-09-2013 16:15 #2-
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Getting bub to sleep at night was actually much easier than I thought when we went camping as she was absolutely stuffed after a huge day of exploring, swimming and generally being a busy baby having fun. She went down at dusk and was up at dawn.
08-09-2013 16:18 #3
We have been camping with dd since she was 4 months old, one thing I took was our port a cot. I could put her in that while we set up and she also slept there at night (but we also had a large tent) now she is 4 we just have two large air beds the three of us sleep on..
I also took her own blanket and bed time toy so she was familiar with them and knew her bed time cues.
I found camping with a little one really easy and it's lots of fun when they get older, enjoy :-)
I also thought make sure you take your own medicine kit, thermometer, Panadol etc just in case
08-09-2013 16:25 #4
Port a cot, play pen for outside and just about everything you think you might need even if you don't. Like pp said the fresh air and big day means they sleep pretty well.
08-09-2013 16:31 #5
We took DD when she was 4 months old. I think it was about 3 nights. Like the others said, it was actually pretty easy. We had one of those self inflating mattresses (queen size) so she slept with us. Most of the time she was with us sitting on our laps or the bumbo or playing with her toys in the tent with the door open to let fresh air in etc. Also she was breastfed during the day and bottle fed at night.
08-09-2013 18:34 #6
Good ideas thanks
08-09-2013 18:56 #7
Subbing for future tips!
08-09-2013 19:00 #8
Someone in another thread about this suggested taking a inflatable baby pool and using that as a playpen because the base will not allow ants to get to bub, unless they crawl in.
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08-09-2013 19:45 #9
I have a 7 month old dd and we are planning to go camping soon also. We have a camper trailer and I'm worried she won't sleep in the double bed on her own. Has anyone else done this or have any suggestions?? We will have a rail up to prevent her rolling out though unsure she will sleep her 12 hrs in an unfamiliar setting. Any advice appreciated
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