Camping with the whole family, especially with kids is a cherished way to make unforgettable family memories, away from our busy work, reconnect with each other, enjoy the great outdoors, and show our kids an appreciation for the outdoors. Learn to love outdoors!
But for new parents or new campers, camping with little ones can be daunting. What gears should be packed? Is it necessary to bring extra clothes? Will they have to poop in the woods? Should we let our kids avoided from small wild animals, or play with them?
The good news is, in this article, we will introduce lots of advice to parents who planning a camping trip with their kids to help them host and enjoy this family trip. KingCamp focuses on the actual relationships between loved ones, creating products that allow you to focus your energy on human interaction instead of the gear.
1. FAMILIAR WITH THE CAMPSITE
While arriving on a campsite, we need to bring our kids to know and familiar with the campsite, let them know where the can and cannot go in the meantime.
2. USE WHISTLE
No matter how careful you are, the energetic kids may run out of your sight. When they can’t find their way back to the tent, the safety whistle will come into play.
3. AVOID THE LOUD VOICE
Especially while you have neighbors around your tent, we need to consider the feelings of others. Ask them in advance if they like being “visited” by children, if the answer is no, you need to remind your kids do not to visit neighbors.
4. DELIBERATE ABOUT CAMPFIRES
There is nothing more exciting for kids than roasting marshmallows, watching the stars and telling horror stories around the campfire at night. But parents need to always be very deliberate about campfires, never leave it unattended by an adult, and make sure to put them out completely when done.
5. KEEP CAREFUL OF RIVER OR LAKE
It’s simply a fact of life that camping in a campground with direct access to water features - like a nearby river or lake - is more fun. Bun fact, bodies of water are dangerous because they can lead to drowning, so don't leave children alone by the river or lake; teach them to swim; put on life jackets for children during water sports.
6. AVOID TICKS AND MOSQUITOES
It's best to wear long-sleeved, loose fit clothing to cover your kids' skin (tuck pants into socks) and help protect them from both mosquitoes and ticks. Another handy tip is to treat clothes with permethrin or choose pre-treated clothing for your kids.
7. AVOID SUNBURN
Remember to apply sunscreen to your kids every two hours; avoid do any outdoor activities from 10:00 to 14:00; let your kids wear hats.
8. DON'T TASTE WILD FRUITS
For kids, the red berries and the colorful beautiful mushrooms are very delicious, which will attract them to pick and taste. But in fact, lots of colorful wild fruits and mushrooms are poisonous. Therefore, firstly tell your kids not to eat them; meantime remember to put emetics in your family first aid kit, just in case.
9. KEEP CAREFUL OF WILDLIFE
Some wildlife is cute but possible to cause disease or a small shock to your kids, so you should learn what critters frequent the campsite and instruct the kids to tell you once they encounter one of them.
Following the rules will allow us to enjoy family camping life better.