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Taking Your Toddler Camping? Read Our Must-Know List

Camping, Tips & Tricks September 18, 2018 No Comments By DisclaimerTakeMeCamping.org may at times be given products for review, and may also at times be compensated for those reviews, however, all views expressed on this site are our own honest opinions. We take your camping experience very seriously and vow to always provide you nothing but transparent reviews to help make your camping experience a pleasureable one.

Camping is great for getting familiar with different kinds of environment during hiking and having bonfires. Before taking your toddler out on a camping adventure, make sure you talk about all the new things you are going to experience.

Your toddler is likely to stumble upon a lot bugs and even snakes! This is why it is your job to protect your little ones from any potential danger. Parents must also monitor their toddlers so they don’t come in contact with oak, ivy and sumac.

When you have all the right stuff packed in your camping gear, you can have memorable evening bonfires under a star-lit sky and go on fishing trips with your children. Toddlers can learn to have a frolicking time camping if you keep them busy. Whether you are enjoying endless dips in the lake or having a stroll with your toddler, you will be amazed at how the sound of water and the blowing wind has a calming effect on your restless toddler.

Since many children have a hard time settling in a new place, make sure you plan multiple activities before beginning the trip. Here are a few things you must keep in mind to have a safe and exciting camping adventure.

First-Aid

Never forget to pack a first aid kit that must be equipped with all the essential items you need to manage an emergency. Common items to include are:

  • Band-aids
  • After-bite sprays
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Fever medicine
  • Q-tips
  • Gauze

Rest and Relaxation

Your toddler needs to rest after running around the whole day. Parents should get comfortable sleep bags, which are suitable for small children. Don’t forget to bring an item your child regularly sleeps with. Keep bed toys in your tent so they don’t get dirty. You should also bring a high chair and stroller for letting your little angel rest while he is awake.

Entertainment

Toddlers are sure to get bored if there is not much to do outside the campsite. Always find an area that has lots of entertainment. For instance, set up your tent where you can go hiking, fishing, and swimming or enjoy looking at waterfalls. Children also enjoy playing with glow sticks. You can find a treasure of camp-friendly toys from the Dollar Store. You can also give your toddler a headlamp to have a great sense of security when is roaming around the campsite when it is dark. Just make sure it’s comfortable to wear.

Set-Up a Hand Washing Station

Kids can’t stay clean for long. There is no point in fretting about muddy clothes. You can create a small hand washing station and keep anti-bacterial hand soap so your kids can frequently wash their hands. Just don’t let them waste any water!

Final Thoughts

Bringing a few outdoor toys is a great way to keep your toddlers busy. This way you give your little once a chance for self-play while you are busy preparing dinner. However, don’t stuff your campsite with too many toys and let children explore natural beauty.

 

Casandra Sabellico
Casandra Sabellico
Casandra Sabellico is the Co-Founder of TakeMeCamping.org, and a true lover of all things outdoors. Growing up in upstate New York, Casandra was raised to appreciate the true beauty of nature around her and to this day loves surrounding herself with her family, friends, and the great outdoors.

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