There are many good reasons to go camping with a baby. Time spent in nature promotes emotional health. Being outside develops an appreciation for nature, improves positive emotions and self-esteem. So, how to go camping? We answered your frequently asked questions.
The simple answer is... age is not a limit. Although there are parents who camped with newborns, it is much easier when a baby can sit unassisted. When your child celebrates her first birthday, (s)he will be your great camping buddy.
If your child sleeps in a cot at home, a portable cot will make your camping easier. Although you need a bigger tent, otherwise the cot will take up most of the space.
Many parents found that single self-inflating mattresses work the best. A double air mattress is not recommended for co-sleeping, as you will easily disturb the sleeping baby.
Camping is not just getting close to nature, it is also a fantastic learning experience. When it's time for an afternoon nap, you can offer a cosy hammock. Many children love it.
If you walk a bit further from a campsite, Panda Carrier is the excellent place to sleep. You can put the framed carriers down without disturbing your sleeping child. Younger children will enjoy a comfortable sleeping pillow. The accessory fastens to a chin pad and has an adjustable angle.
Many of our Facebook followers voted that a tent is their choice when they go camping with a family. It is not just affordable but also connects you with nature. The important decision is about the size of a tent. A tent doesn't insulate sound, so you basically share the space with your whole family regardless of a number of rooms you have. The same applies to camper trailers.
Short days and cold nights call for having a bonfire. You will be amazed how watching flames calms even young children. Our inner caveman loves sitting around a campfire with family and enjoying stories and songs. Follow the 5 basic rules to stay safe:
Camping has the clear benefit for children. It is even more current now than ever. Many children are more confident using iPads than navigating around a campsite. Camping introduces toddlers to a new world and teaches them overcoming new problems and challenges in the most natural way.
P.S. The photo at the top is from the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park in South Australia.
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