Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What to Pack a Toddler for Camping!

Every year our family takes a camping trip. Last year our son was just a baby and didn't need as much as he does now. This was our first time camping with a toddler and like always, I wanted to be prepared! This is a packing list of things I thought we would need during our 3 day trip, strictly for my toddler.

Almost everywhere I go, I always have a general medicine/first aid kit with me packed in a small wet bag. For the most part it contains: Boogie Wipes, Diaper/First aid cream, thermometer, Nasal Aspirator, Children's Tylenoand Band-Aids (not pictured)
With some extras added for camping, such as: Bug Spray, Sunscreen, Anti Itch gel (for bug bites) 
Based on how the weather will be, depends on what to pack. For our trip, we packed for cold weather. My toddler's bag contained:
2 Pairs of Jeans, 2 pairs of Sweat Pants, 3 Long Sleeve Onesie's, 4 Long Sleeve Shirts, 3 Pairs of Fleece PJs, 3 Pairs of Socks, 2 Jackets, 1 Light Jacket, 2 Pairs of Play Shoes, 2 Hats, Diapers (or Undies) Wipes, Two Wet Bags (for dirty clothing)
These were a must for us.
Dump Truck, Shovel & Pail, a Few Small Cars and Trucks, Bubbles and a Kid Flash Light.
We also made a scavenger hunt game to bring with us.
Some Other Things I Recommend:
These I did Not Bring but are suggestions
Stroller: Strollers can take up a lot of space in your car but if you plan to take long hikes or activities, may be good to bring along if your toddler gets tired.
Baby Carrier: Another option to bring along rather than a stroller.
Kid Play Tent: a small fold down or pop up tent for your toddler to play in.
Kid Chair: So they have their own chair to sit in. 

1 comment:

  1. Great article! We are about to go camping with my daughter next months. Your tips will help a lot on what to pack. Best regards