DH and I are seasoned campers but we're taking DS for the 1st time next and I'm starting to wobble. I've got a massive list of stuff for him but I'm not sure about him eating. He generally helps himself to meals spread over his highchair tray, but we haven't really got space for his highchair. We've got a totseat so we can strap him to a camping chair but where do we put his food? He'll be too low for the table. Any suggestions? Or recommendations for anything you found to be a must-have for camping with babies?
I think with ds1 we borrowed one of those plastic booster seats that comes with a detachable tray. With ds3 we had an ikea highchair - the famous £15 one - and I just took the legs off and shoved the whole thing in the boot I also spoon fed them with them strapped in the pushchair.
Have fun! We had a great time camping when they were babies.
You can buy folding high chairs for camping but they are quite pricey. Alternatively, the IKEA Antilop is cheap and the legs come off which makes it packable - we used to take ours camping and it has a removable tray which I think you buy separately if memory serves. It was also a good place to corral DD for a few minutes when we were trying to get things done.
Otherwise, you could get a low camping table or one which can be placed at different levels maybe and push it up to the camping chair to act as a sort of table.
Or you could just put a tray or plate on a picnic rug and let him sit on the rug and pick things, I guess (it is dreadful - DD is only 3 but already I can't remember whether that is actually a feasible suggestion for a 12 month old)?
As for must-haves for babies - some sort of pop up tent for shade is useful, and a fleecy all-in-one for sleeping in was great too (maybe not so much at the moment though...)