There’s nothing like spending time in the great outdoors with your family. And camping is a great way to do it.
But if you have a toddler (or two), the thought of disrupting routines and venturing away from home may seem a little daunting.
Don’t chicken out!
The National Wildlife Federation has some great tips for camping with toddlers on their website: http://bit.ly/I9iFRc
This tip worked for us when our kids were little: Pack a toddler-size backpack with outside toys like bubbles, trucks and cars, bucket and shovel, an insect catcher and other rugged toys to help toddlers explore the natural world around them.
Another great idea: Pack your toddler’s clothes in individual plastic bags for each day. That way, you can grab a bag out of their suitcase or duffel and know you have shirt, pants and both socks. Plus, at the end of the day, the dirty clothes can go right back into the bag, where they won’t mingle with clean, dry duds.
Whatever you do, be sure to relax and enjoy seeing the campground through the eyes of your child!