Camping and hiking with a baby
Baby Proofing Directory
Outdoor Safety > Camping and
Camping with baby can be a lot of fun, but it can also be quite
a bit of work.
The key is to plan ahead and be open to a change in plans.
Some babies are not cut out for the great outdoors, so be willing
to head home if the weather turns bad or baby gets fussy.
following is a list of tips to get you started:
1. As with any activity, never leave your baby unattended. There
are lots of things that your baby can explore, and will be tempted
to put in their mouths. Unlike your own backyard, you don’t
have much control over poisonous plants. So watch your baby carefully.
2. Have a practice trip. Plan an overnight trip close to home,
giving your child a chance to get comfortable with the entire
process. Most kids will get cranky after a long car ride, so choose
somewhere near home in case you have to head home earlier than
expected. Always pick a spot that doesn’t have extreme temperatures.
3. Keep your baby protected. Bug spray and sunscreen are a must
for little ones in the great outdoors. Hats and long pants are
also recommended to minimize exposure to the elements.
4. Pack a first aid kit. This should include tweezers, calamine
lotion, antihistamines, band aids, etc.
5. Bring along a play yard. It will keep your baby contained
and give you a little more peace of mind.
6. Pack plenty of water and snacks.
7. Pack more than you think you will need. This means more
baby clothes, more food, more formula, more diapers etc. That
way you are prepared for the unexpected.
Here are the items that you should buy for baby proofing purposes:
Gentle Bug spray
First aid kit
Sun Screen SPF 50
Extra of everything