Travel Tips: Camping With Your Toddler – How To Prepare
So thinking of camping with your toddler? Worried about how your 2-year-old is going to be able to handle it? Well, it’s not going to be easy, but it won’t be impossible either.
First thing, make you travel to a campground that has flushable toilets and a central shower area. Toddlers aren’t going to be able to go to the bathroom in the woods – and unless they’re still in their diaper stage, you’re going to be stuck with a lot of stinky and wet underpants. There’s also the added fact that they’ll also start smelling after a day, and wiping them down with baby wipes is only going to do so much. Kids are much more susceptible to bacteria and infections, and baby wipes aren’t going to be enough to get rid of everything.
Second, prepare for your kid to get dirty, and bring many changes of clothes. Third, be prepared for down time – bring them coloring books and toys to play with when they get bored. And I can guarantee you – they will get bored at some point or another.
Lastly, keep an eye on them at all times. They not be the kind of child that will run off, but you can never be too careful.
It’s not that hard to camp with toddlers, no matter how many incredulous looks you’ll get from your friends and co-workers when you say this. Include them in the camping process, pick a good spot, and just keep alert. Obviously, you won’t be able to go trekking or hiking – to some extent – but you’ll get to feed birds and sit by the lake. More than anything, you’ll be able to introduce your child to nature and let them explore, something they would never be able to do in a big city.
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