DH and I have always camped together, we love it, we went once when DD was about 7 months too - which was lovely, then the following year we got married so no camping, and the year after I was pregnant again so no camping etc etc
so now I have 2DC - DD (6.5) and DS (3.5) we have decided we are camping this year.... twice it seems! Two seperate weeks in cornwall at the start and end of the holidays - and I can't wait They love cornwall and still remember our trip last year (holiday park) so are looking forward to it too
How can I make sure the trip goes as smoothly as possible..?? So far I am basically trying to account for any weather conditions! Before the heatwave started I got them both new wellies and rainsuits, now they have new westuits too
also got everyone thin fleeces for of an evening, and planning on onesies for bed for them - as well as taking a handful of books / toy cars/ colouring bits
we are planning on hitting the beach as much as humanly possible as they loved that about our trip last year, this time we won't even need the car to get to the beach!
What do I need to pack for a first proper FAMILY camping holiday?
I would forget about bedtime for the first few nights. The campsite will be light and noisy children will be playing out til late. I can never get mine to sleep until we go to bed but i have friends who do manage to get theirs kids down earlier.
Do you have a lidded bucket you could use for night time wee?