Camping with baby and toddler
Jan 28, 2011 4:17PM
Has anyone done this? What do I need?
I'm going camping for the May bank holiday weekend and doing a 7 mile charity walk as part of it. Charlie will be 7.5 months and Abby 2.5 years. Do they need special sleeping bags, cots etc?
Jan 27, 2011 4:47AM
Loads. You will have a great time.
DD has a special children's outdoor sleeping bag, and they do them for babies too, we'll be getting one for DS. Will get DH to advise when he's home tonight, he works for an outdoor retailer. Household sleeping bags will probably not be warm enough, especially in May. Take lots of layers, extra blankets etc. Lots of carrier bags for nappies and rubbish to take home, helps keep the tent organised!
We've taken a regular travel cot camping in our big tent, when DD was smaller. Then she just slept between us. DS will be over 1 by the time we head out this season so DH and I will split up, DD will share with DH and DS will stay with me, just on thick 4 season sleeping mats.
What tent, kit etc have you got?
DD was 2 here - and it's the first weekend in April! Check out our minimalist camping setup!
Jan 28, 2011 4:17PM
Thanks. Will look into buying children's sleeping bags. Did you find out which brands are good? Are those strange little travel cots worth the money?
I was planning for Charlie to sleep between myself and my best friend with Abby sharing a tent with my OH. Does that sound ok to you?
PS love the pic, must remember to add some of my own after the big event.
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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