First off, I thought that baby has to sleep somewhere. We are camping in a camper trailer, and not comfortable with co-sleeping as we have never co-slept. So we need a Portable Cot. With so many available, we were able to chose the best to suit the size of our trailer. We also got a mosquito net to put over the top of it to stop insects and creepy crawlies getting to J at night. The great thing about the net is that it also doubles as a net for our stroller. We are also taking a sleeping bag, warm blankets & lots of summer and winter clothes.
Next, I had to think about his feeding. Being a bottle-fed bub there is a mountain of things that I am taking. Bottles, Food & Feeding Products, Steam Steriliser, Bottle Warmer (we have a powered site), Feeding Chair - we're using the Bumbo. With his formula, I was going to buy pre mixed formula, but after calculating the price - I have now decided to get a can of formula and make up formula in single serves the night before. I've also decided to make his food down there seeing as he is still on veggies and fruit, so am taking the wean machine to mash it - just to make it easier. A stick blender would also work well.
To keep J happy and playing, we are taking a large mat with us, along with a bag of his favourite toys. Also taking his Jolly Jumper to hang from a tree, and his playpen, seeing as he is doing rollypolly's at every opportunity. A Facebook friend has also recommended that we take a portable battery operated swing with us, as J can eat in it, sleep in it and the music and dangly bits will keep him entertained. Thought was a great idea.
We are also taking along his baby carrier and stroller, and leaving the bulky travel system pram at home.
Have you camped with a baby? What was your experience?