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my daughter camped at 4 months old (born mid winter or it would have been sooner). Son camped at 7 weeks (did 2 weeks in NICU or it would have been sooner) babies are easier than kids to camp with. they need the same things. Keep bugs and sun off, control their temp. we had a packNplay for the camper with a bug net that fit nicely over it. it was crib at night and came out to be a play area during the day.


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Both of my daughters went on their first camping trip in a popup in the late fall, when they were 2 months old. We used a pack n play for their bed, which we sat up in one of the bed areas, used a baby bathtub for baths in the camper, used the pack n play for outdoor time (used a mosquito net over it when the bugs dictated it).

They have continued to love camping and they are now teenagers. They each bring someone with them.


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Did this with both our kids. No special steps. Enjoy!

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One heads up, word of caution. A wet diaper can set off the LP gas detector.


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A "screen house" is a great way to limit bugs ! I would not camp without one !

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Best of luck and have tons of fun! Make sure that you plan out the trip so that you are near clean water sources and power is available to have all the conditions you need for the little one.

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Go for it. Keep the baby warm and always make sure you've enough food for her. And of course, don't be lazy to wash her off when she does a potty in the diaper. It will make her feel comfortable.

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Ours started camping as soon as we could get out, we made the decision to have a class c we could have full services in while going down the road, we used our infant care leave at work to drive to Alaska with her at 5 months old, great memories from that trip and more when our son came along about 17 months later we still take a 3 week trip somewhere every summer. Checks out www.bumfuzzle.com to see what they did with their kids


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Our oldest went on her first picnic when she was 1 day old and her first camping (tent) trip when she was 1 week old. #2 daughter was born in Feb and she was 3 months old when she started tent camping. Keep them warm and the diapers empty and they will be fine. We never had electricity or heat and they lived. Don't overthink everything. If you are comfortable, they will be also. Our daughters are in their 30's and they love backpacking, using their own pop-up campers and they take friends with them frequently.


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We were very experienced campers when babies started showing up....plus the wife is A type personality, everything needed was in the car or tent. Lol

That was mid 80's and can't remember any negative experiences.

Just have fun and enjoy your beautiful family.

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