Tips on camping with babies and kids
Our first family camping trip
After going camping for the first time with our baby and seven-year-old this year and having a really good time but a few disasters, I decided to make a list of tips to help other families that are planning their first camping trip; have a read and get the most out of your family camping trips.
- If you're formula feeding your baby, sterilise bottles before you go and put them in zip-seal freezer bags, then just pack ready made cartons of formula and you're sorted.
- If your not experienced family campers look for a campsite that offers tents to rent, that way when you arrive your tent is already set up avoiding a stressful arrival.
- We used our carry cot that came with our pram and put it next to where we slept, it was really cosy and saved us buying something suitable for a baby to sleep in.
- Keep meals simple for your first night, it could take longer than you expect to be able to sit down and eat.
- Get mini multi packs of cereal and use the cereal bags as bowls to save on washing up and make breakfast fun for the kids.
-Don't over pack on clothes and toys, but do pack plenty of blankets and clothes for all weather as even on boiling days it can get freezing in a tent for younger kids (and yourself).
- Pack a Board game or pack of cards for boredom busters on a rainy day or night.
- Pack a few torches and plenty of batteries, so going for the loo in the night doesn't become a challenge.
- Lastly DO NOT forget your food like we did Camping in Wales.
If you liked this then check out our camping in Wales post and cool travel accessories for babies and kids.