Camping with Your Baby
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
So getting outdoors used to be one your favorite pass times. But now shouldering your backpack has been replaced by shouldering your baby carrier. Never fear! Getting back outdoors and introducing your baby to it is not as complicated as you might think. You might not be the minimalist packer that you once were, but just add a few things to your packing list and you will be on your way.
- Choose a familiar campsite and try a practice run in your backyard
- Layer your baby's clothing to accomodate varying temperatures
- Arrive with lots of daylight to account for a longer set up time for the camp
- Bring the same bedding that you use at home so your baby will have something familiar, sleepsacks work especially well. Try to duplicate your home bedtime routine.
Enjoy the beauty of nature with your little one!