5 Things you must pack for your kids when they go camping

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5 Things you must pack for your kids when they go camping

Posted on : Monday 9th of October 2017

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Camping is one of the most fun experiences kids can have. Living outdoors, exploring nature and the possibility of some adventure are things that make the experience quite appealing. But it can also be a nerve-wracking time, especially if your kid is going camping without you. However, you can ease your worries, by packing the right things for your kids that will keep them safe and make their camping trip a memorable one.

1. Camping basics

While tents and other accommodation will be taken care of, there are several camping essentials your kids will need to keep them safe and comfortable while outdoors. This includes accessories like caps or hats to shield them from intense heat, and scarves to keep them warm at night. Travel pillows and light air mattresses also make good additions as they will ensure comfortable sleep.

2. Correct clothing

If your kids are going camping, they will need clothes that keep them comfortable and relaxed while indulging in outdoor activities. Pack clothes made from lightweight, quick-dry and moisture-wicking fabrics that will allow them freedom of movement. Also, ensure they have long sleeved pajamas to keep them warm and comfortable in the night. Other clothing items you can pack include-

3. Adequate toiletries

Proper hygiene is essential while camping outdoors, so pack suitable toiletries that will keep germs away from your kid. These include soaps, hand sanitizers, moisturizer, lip balm, sunscreen, and shampoo, apart from the regulars like toothpaste, toothbrush and towels. You should also pack a basic first aid kit that will help treat minor cuts and bruises.

Another essential item that you must pack for kids, especially on camping trips is mosquito repellent. After all, camping is simply no fun if you are constantly being bitten by mosquitoes. Your kids will be itchy all the time, and worse, it could lead to serious illnesses. Swarms of mosquitoes are often found in areas full of greenery, which is why mosquito repellent is a must. Coils and cards are ideal choices to keep mosquitoes away, particularly for outdoor spaces. However, ensure these are non-toxic and safe to use.

4. Pre-packed foods

Kids are sure to expend all their energy running around, playing. It is usually why they need to snack on food often; to keep their energy levels up. So, it is always a good idea to pack some food. The best option here is something that they can munch or snack on without too much effort. Here are some things that you can pack for them-


Dry fruits

Snacks like chips, protein bars etc.

5. Fun items

To make your kid's camping trip even more fun, remember to also pack some cool things such as card or board games. However, make sure the board games are not too big and don't take up too much space. You can also add some outdoor games like badminton, frisbees etc. that will make the whole trip far more fun.

By packing the correct camping essentials for your kids, you can ensure they not only remain safe and comfortable during their outing, but that they also remain happy and have a wonderful time with their friends.

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