I’m a total camping newbie but DP is much more seasoned and has suggested we go for a last minute trip next week with 2 year old DS and DD who will be 3 weeks.
I’m fairly relaxed about most of it but not sure on what we will need for overnight. I’ve got varying tog grobags for DD but clueless how chilly it will be for DS and us. Any help with what layers/bedding we will need? Or any top tips for camping with a newborn?
I went camping last year in France with a 5 week old and a 19 month old. I bought a little fold up cot thing from Argos (£40 or so), I packed a few cellular blankets and used as many as I felt were appropriate each night, 3 weeks is probably a bit little for a gro bag? He just slept in a baby grow and was warm enough. I exclusively breastfed so the feeding side of things was easy. The campsite had a built in baby bath in a room so I didn't need to worry about that either. We are away again 12 months on and it's actually harder with a 13 month old and a 2 1/2 year old!
To be a Debbie downer I'm not sure if have been capable of camping with a new baby, physically I was still recovering, sleep was precious so a comfortable bed was a need, let alone access to hot and cold running water for dealing with pooey hands after changing a nappy. You'll be feeding and changing in the dark and the cold at night.
Some babies wouldn't be ok to wear a gro bag at 3 weeks as there's a suggested weight to start them with.
I'm not sure whether my better regions would have coped with all day sitting on a camping chair then all night lying on an uncomfortable bed.
As a camping newbie just think it all through. Is it possible that he could go with the toddler and you could stay at home with baby?