If you are lucky enough to have the memories of going on camping trips with your family when you were a child, then you can understand just how exciting and impactful of an experience it can be for a kid. So as you consider whether or not to take your young children with you on your next camping venture, or are even contemplating not going at all because you think your kids are too young for the trip, keep in mind the fact that camping with small children is both easier than it sounds, and always worth it for the family!
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Adventure in Camping, California RV Rentals, supplies the advice and practical strategies necessary to make any camping trip with young children a safe and successful one. From what to pack and how to prepare, to ideal locations and important safety tips, the expert advice from those at Adventure in Camping will guide you in creating the best camping experience for you and your family.
Tips for Camping with Kids
First and foremost, if your child is still of crawling age, it is essential that you bring the appropriate equipment for your infant or toddler to spend the majority of their time while at the campsite, be it a “pack ’n play” or a play pen of sorts to allow them access to the campground without as much access to the dirt! And don’t forget the kid-size chairs for those big enough to be outside the playpen as well.
Another item you want to make sure and pack is a toddler clamp-on chair/booster seat, which will invariably come in handy throughout your trip when you need to keep an eye your little one while remaining busy throughout the camp. Similarly, the camping pros at Adventure in Camping also suggest investing in a child-backpack, allowing you to bring the little one(s) on hikes without them getting tired and cranky from too much walking. Equipment like this will make the trip easier for you as the parent and even more enjoyable for the youngest members of your family.
Next, and this tip cannot be stressed enough, make sure that in addition to being prepared with all the necessary children-specific gear as previously mentioned, prepare yourself mentally ahead of time for potential problems that could arise and be too late to solve after having already arrived. Taking into consideration the location and its access to amenities and services, flushable toilets or potable water for example, is crucial when you have young children because some sites have such necessities available, while others do not. Adventure in Camping believes that with the right research and preparation, it is possible to find the best camping location, which will satisfy your needs!
Finally, the last preparatory step for your camping trip should include reviewing the list of the commonly overlooked items and intangibles families often forget to travel with. Items including a first aid kit with the basics like kid-safe sunscreen and bug repellant, baby wipes or moist towelettes, a Camelback or other efficient water-storing system, and diapers and plenty of socks and shoes for everyone are all on the list of things to remember.
These basic steps can make the difference between a mediocre trip and a bonding experience for the whole family, and with the extra help provided by Adventure in Camping, your family is sure to remember this trip for years to come.