If you are a traveler, you will not choose to stop traveling even when you become a parent. You would love to take your family and babies along with you to the places you love and admire. Traveling is an art, as I think of it. It makes you prepare for it first, and then gives you the best enjoyment of looking at nature closely.
I personally do not like to feel cold while I am camping somewhere because it eventually makes me lazy and drains my energy. As far as I am concerned even if I am cold I really want my infant to be warm and get some comfortable sleep.
It is my priority because sometimes we can bear with cold conditions, the babies cannot. Sometimes we think that it is not cold at all but your baby might catch a cold. You have to make it as a priority to keep your baby safe and warm while you are camping in cold season.
You should not take it easy like it’s not that cold, the baby will manage. As my personal experience once I went to a lakeside in the spring season, considering that the weather is not so cold I did not prepare to keep my baby warm.
My baby caught a cold and it was so hectic for few days, ending up ruining the whole trip as well/ it was the life lesson and now no matter what I take all the precautions to keep the baby warm.
You have to keep in mind that your babies are not like adults they will not be able to maintain or regulate their body temperatures.
Especially when it rains while you are camping you have to make sure that your baby is protected and kept warm.
So, here are my few tips according to my experience with my babies while I take them along to camping. These few tips will give you a guideline that how you can keep them warm and healthy while camping. The tips are as follows:
1. Keeping the baby warm
I always suggest the travelers that night time is always cold, especially when you are camping. It might not be cold for the adults but for infants it is. They are not used to the outside camping environment.
When you are camping in the hilly area you not only have to protect them room the cold but from the allergies as well.
Once I was camping in the season of summers in the Olympic National Park, I noticed that the temperature at night went up to 45° Fahrenheit. I also want to make this to your attention that babies lose heat a lot faster as in comparison with the adults, you should not take it easy.
Keep your baby warm and comfortable in the tent. Make sure that your babies are wearing the right clothes that can prevent them from catching a cold.
2. The clothing really matters
In case I have to recommend some fabric as clothing while you take your baby to camp, I would totally recommend the wool material. The best thing about the wool material is that if you use it as the bottom layer of your baby’s clothing it will keep it cool when the season is hot outside. Your baby will stay warm when it cold outside.
There are a few things that you have to keep in mind that in some areas the day is warm and the night is cold.
In such type of conditions, your baby can become sweaty. But, that does not mean that you have to keep them in the same clothing of hot weather at night as well. Change the baby’s clothing with the conditions outside or choose the material like wool that works in both ways.
As far as the packing of your baby is concerned, take the clothing stuff keeping in mind that you have to make your baby wear the clothing in layers.
3. Always bring a Camping Crib along for your Baby
One of the troubles that I face whenever I take my infant baby with me is that he has no routine of sleeping on some specific time, and no specific time for waking up. Due to which I always take a camping crib with me. It makes you tension free because you know that your baby is in comfort and is sleeping peacefully.
Even if the baby wakes up and you are not in the camp you will not be worried that he might be feeling cold or uncomfortable.
All your attention should be towards the temperature because whenever it drops you have to take the precautionary measures. If the temperature is hot outside then that means your baby must be sweating. Keep a proper check on your baby even if he or she is comfortable in the camping crib.
A few other useful tips for keeping the baby safe
- I always plan my trip according to the season, the location I choose when I am taking any of my child with me I keep in mind that it should not be so cold or hot. Always choose the moderate temperature places.
- Keep the first aid kit with you always that have the entire essential to cure the cold, flu etc. Always keep the clothing as in that you have to make your child wear layers of clothes.
- Be prepared for the other weather condition like rainfall or thunderstorm if you are going to such a location. A traveler must be prepared for the rainy season. I always take a rain prevention cover for the crib of my baby.
- Keep additional blankets with you in order to stay on the safe side. The blankets should be of such a material that stays dry and do not catch the moisture easily. Blankets are an essential part of the stuff that you will take with you while you are traveling.
Now you are aware of the fact that how you can keep your baby warm when you are camping. You ought to follow the tips mentioned above so the baby might not catch a cold. You surely will not want your baby to get sick while you are camping, so better take care of the things around.