A few weekends ago, my husband and I took our 8 month old daughter camping to Galiano island. This was her first time camping outside the womb, and our first time going camping with a baby! We were (understandably) nervous to forget anything she might need, and so I wanted to write this post to help guide fellow campers along their outdoor adventures with their little one.
We car camp. There is no hiking in, there is running water, there are outhouses with real seats, TP, and hand sanitizer kept stocked by rangers. We have outlets to charge our phones. It is a pretty comfortable affair. We also breastfeed and use disposable diapers, both of which makes our lives a little easier. Our friends also bring all the cooking gear, so we didn’t need to bring our own stove or any pots and pans of any kind. Keep this in mind if you’re going solo!
comforter (or puff, as my east coast husband and his maritimer pals would call it)
pillows (we forgot these somehow)
rope to hang tarp
cooler and ice
snacks and brews
Stuff for the baby specifically
First aid kit (benadryl, tylenol, nasal aspirator, sunscreen, nail clippers)
formula and bottles (although she’s mostly breastfed, the extra bottle at night helps her sleep longer and get some iron)
extra washcloths for her (we ended up just using her regular baby wipes to clean her face after she ate)
pillows! not for her but for us
our external charger. we had to turn on our car every time we wanted to juice up our phones
extra nice pegs. we had the ones that came with our tent, but the hard gravel on the campsites made it difficult to get our fly up properly. Fortunately our pals had a few extra.
I even tried to run my group classes on the island but unfortunately the internet was too unstable and I had to cancel for the weekend. I think we did pretty well for our first time. Is there anything you’d bring that we missed? Did you find this helpful? I’d love to hear from you! Thank you for reading.
July 7, 2020
Love this! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. I have a friend who is delivering any day, they love to camp. I will definitely share this with her.
You guys are such a beautiful family xo Cindy & Fraser 💕
July 8, 2020
Thank you so much! We did have a wonderful time; it was so nice to get away from the city for a few nights.
Hope you guys are well and we’re so sorry we can’t be there this summer!
July 9, 2020
We have a sun shelter that is great for the beach and camping with a little one, and don’t forget the kid friendly bug spray! Mosquitoes are getting bad this year