First Camping Trip

Posted 04-27-2010 at 11:15 AM by gkatieh

Camping with a 4 month old….

Sound intimidating? I wasn’t at all. I felt like I SHOULD have been, but I really wasn’t. To prepare we had my mom’s camper for AC if it got hot, packed clothes for warm AND cold weather  (thank GOD! Saturday was COLD!), his food comes straight from the tap so no water and formula/bottles needed (I Love breastfeeding!), and I made my Flip diapers purchase months ago with this trip in mind. I was READY!
It was even easier than I thought! The fresh air did Austin some GOOD because he SLEPT like ol’ Rip Van Winkle. Most pics I have are of him sleeping!
I have 3 Flip covers and used disposable inserts. Austin still has exclusively breastmilk poos, so if any got on the cover, all I had to do was rinse and hang! The cover would be dry in no time. I used gDiaper sposie inserts as well, since they’re actually wider. I am so thrilled to have a cloth option for these trips. I couldn’t imagine bringing  my whole stash and keeping up with it all. The Flip sposie inserts are so soft, they feel just as soft, if not softer, than any cloth option. It was a real surprise to me! Plus they don’t contain yucky chemicals. My baby’s butt is spoiled!
Here’s our camping site!
Taking a walk! My dad got this stroller at Once Upon A Child for my parent’s house and camping. It was perfect.
Hanging out with Kea (my mom’s chihuahua) before bed. That dog thinks Austin is HER baby. She’s very protective and very sweet.
Saturday morning was COLDDDD!
Another nap… (I know he doesn’t match…)
Hanging out in the kayak! He’ll be a pro in no time! See Ribbit Flip peaking out? ;)

The whole weekend went great! I was so proud of him! We’re going again Memorial Day weekend. You’re welcome to join us! ;)

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13 Responses to “First Camping Trip”

  1. whitneywalters on April 27th, 2010 5:45 pm

    Cute pictures! I need to take my kids camping! We have not gone camping since before they were born.

  2. MyFrugalFunLife on April 27th, 2010 5:58 pm

    We love camping! We go for a week each year and its wonderful :) Great post!

  3. mrs.hull on April 28th, 2010 1:44 pm

    That’s great! It looks like you guys had fun. We took DD camping for the first time when she was 6 mos old, with a Scout group. She did well, too. I think that the earlier you get them going, the better it is. Of course, we’ll see what happens now that she’s a toddler this season. =)

  4. DreamingTree on April 28th, 2010 5:27 pm

    We are also nature lovers. We took our son on a camping roadtrip when he was 4 weeks old. It was great! (We had grandma along for extra help). Thanks for the cute pictures and post.

  5. sway on April 28th, 2010 8:49 pm

    I wanna go camping! We should do that for DH’s mini vacay… Thanks!

  6. naturalbirthmama on April 29th, 2010 3:13 am

    Adorable!! We camp all the time. Sometimes we go all cloth other times we use the Flip disposables. LOVE camping!

  7. dawnp15 on April 29th, 2010 5:17 pm

    We have gone camping with our 17 month old twins twice this year using our flips!!! They make is so easy to CD while camping, and i just love the pics!!! So cute!!

  8. Emmasmum on May 1st, 2010 2:11 pm

    Uh oh, you’ve given me a reason to go fluff shopping and finally try some flips, lol :) We plan on doing lots of camping this summer too. Austin is adorable! Enjoy your memorial day camping trip!

  9. misstinytoes on May 4th, 2010 12:47 pm

    Aww…this has given me some confidence since we are going camping over 4th of july weekend with my in-laws. Love the Flips idea!

  10. laur318 on May 4th, 2010 1:20 pm

    great post mama!
    makes me wish my DH wast a camping sissy.

  11. happy2bsahm on May 4th, 2010 6:07 pm

    Our kiddos (5,3 and 2) love to camp, and so much fun for Mom & Dad too! The one thing we can’t do without…the little chair that hooks onto the edge of the table. Priceless for set-up, clean-up time and cooking over the fire (we tent)

    Have a great time on the next trip!

  12. tasmus on May 13th, 2010 11:20 am

    Thanks for this! We’re going camping in July with an 11 month old.

    Can anyone answer some questions for me? How big of a tent do you use? Does the baby sleep in a pack ‘n play or where? Do you take a high chair?

    Is it too dangerous to take a mobile baby on a rowboat or kayak like in the picture?

  13. phridae on May 14th, 2010 4:00 pm

    I also went camping last may with an almost 4 month old. It wasn’t any trouble. We went again when he was almost 7 months. This year he’ll be almost 16 months, I can’t wait!

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