Friday, 01 June 2012
Going camping can be a great adventure or it can be a miserable experience. Camping with a toddler is not something to be taken lightly. In order to make it a fun experience for everyone involved, here are four tips for making the best of your outdoor adventure.
- Check the Weather – You don’t want to camp in the rain or, worse yet, the snow. Know the weather before you take off and plan accordingly. If it will be chilly at night, take along plenty of extra blankets. If hot, take a battery powered fan or two. You don’t want to be miserable the whole trip.
- Know Your Surroundings – Plan ahead and look up where the closest hospital and grocery or Wal-Mart is. The worst thing in the world is to be internet deficient and need something fast. You don’t want to drive aimlessly during an emergency.
- Keep it Simple – Don’t stress about packing a lot of toys or things for your tot to do. They will have enough to do just discovering nature. A bucket, a shovel, and a net should be more than enough to keep them entertained. A few books or games for the night calm time, and you have yourself a happy camper.
- Keep Calm and Carry Wipes– Sanitation is lacking in the woods. Don’t count on keeping everything pristine. To help your peace of mind, always have plenty of wipes on hand. Not only will it help your toddler stay relatively clean, you might be surprised how much you need them too!
Camping is a fun adventure for children of all ages. Make your trip memorable for the right reasons and enjoy the quiet time with your child. Communing with nature is a great way to connect and calm down in this stressful, action-packed life.
About the Author:
This guest post is contributed by Debra Johnson, blogger, editor & an experience holder of nanny housekeeper. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: - jdebra84 @ gmail.com.