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Should I take my baby camping? – Learn the pros and cons

Even though I have been camping a long time, I always have this question that pops up every now and then.

There is no definitive answer to what age your child should be when he or first goes camping; this is down to the comments from parents.

I know that many experienced campers who have begun their trips with their children and have done so great even when they have had their babies for just a few weeks.

Remember people in the ancient time lived their lives in this way in the outdoors so really there is nothing new under the sun here.


If you are sure that you can keep you warm and dry when you can do the same for your baby. But bear in mind this is a serious business to keep out the cold and wet in your tent.

And adults get over the cold and the humidity quickly; it’s a completely different thing if a child is involved.

You must be aware of the fact that you will have to deal with the same routines on a camping trip as you would at home and that includes heating up bottles, changing diapers.

To be fair campsites in the United Kingdom and Europe are great campsites for kids but remember plants that will not be the same as at home or in a hotel.

Sleeping bags and outdoor clothing now comes in the smallest sizes so there is no issue. But remember that just because your children are small, it does not mean the space he occupies will be small.

Make sure your tent has enough space for a travel cot and all their baby gear.

If you love camping, then I would suggest getting kids involved as early as possible, this way it gets in their system. I took my daughter when she was a little older at the age of two and she loves it. You can have them in your cabin in the tent if you feel uneasy.

Camping in my experience with my children has given them the opportunity to learn new skills and really get the most out of things.

It’s such a nice feeling when you are away with your kids camping without display console in the background or the TV blaring.

You can only make the right decision to take your baby along, but only do it if you feel comfortable that you do not want your holiday marred if you are constantly worrying.

You go away on holiday to get away from it all so it is important that you have the right mindset.

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