Camping with Babies & Toddlers

A Listmania! list by Shelly Rivoli "Author of the award-winning Travels with Baby guidebooks and blog" (San Francisco Bay Area, CA)
The list author says: "Camping with babies and toddlers can be great fun for everyone involved--especially if you are well prepared. Here are some items that may help pave the way for your family adventures off the beaten path.

Safe journey,
Shelly Rivoli, author of the award-winning guide Travels with Baby
The Ultimate Guide for Planning Trips with Babies, Toddlers, and Preschool-Age Children"
Slumberjack Bonnie & Clyde 30/40 Degree Double Sleeping Bag
1.  Slumberjack Bonnie & Clyde 30/40 Degree Double Sleeping Bag by Slumberjack
The list author says:
  "Whether you share the family bed at home, or just camping when the temperature dips far below what you expected, a double sleeping bag will make it much easier to co-sleep and keep your littlest camper toasty. Flannel lining is warmer on entry and quieter in the  night."
$159.98 - $202.92
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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EUREKA! Copper Canyon 8 - 2 Room - 8 Person Tent
2.  EUREKA! Copper Canyon 8 - 2 Room - 8 Person Tent by Eureka
The list author says:
  "A versatile tent that works for your family from birth through high school graduation. Can divide into 2 rooms when wanted, plenty of room for your child's travel bed, and to play games and pass the time in case of bad weather. Tall enough for Dad to stand. Eureka's quality zippers that stand up to kids!"
$338.00 - $420.69
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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KidCo Peapod - Sunshine
3.  KidCo Peapod - Sunshine by KidCo
The list author says:
  "Great for making a "tent within your tent" to help keep babies and small toddlers warm on chilly nights. Also very helpful for keeping bugs off baby while relaxing in the campsite and by the lake. Packs compactly and pops up in an instant."
$69.95   Used & New from: $69.90
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

phil&teds Portable Traveller Crib, Silver
4.  phil&teds Portable Traveller Crib, Silver by phil&teds
The list author says:
  "Excellent, sturdy but lightweight alternative to a pack 'n play, also helps create a "tent within your tent" to keep babies through 4-year-olds warmer on very cold nights camping (details in Travels with Baby: The Ultimate Guide book). Also useful in the campsite to help keep bugs off baby and shield from sun (use UV mesh top and/or drape with a beach towel for shade)."
$199.99   Used & New from: $173.99
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Osprey Packs Poco - Premium Child Carrier
5.  Osprey Packs Poco - Premium Child Carrier by Osprey
The list author says:
  "If you have much hiking in your family's future, consider the Poco, with easy adjusting for sharing between parents and greater comfort mid-hike, removable day pack, and great support. Can get helpful add-ons including a sun shield and weather cover that can make all the difference in your journeys."
$199.90
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Cloud B Sleep Sheep on the Go
6.  Cloud B Sleep Sheep on the Go by Cloud b
The list author says:
  "Sure, you'd like your child to drift off to the sounds of crickets or frogs. But when the rest of your crew is rousing round the campfire, or your neighbors in the next site over aren't ready to call it a night, you may be glad to have a portable sound machine on hand."
$24.95   Used & New from: $23.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (548 customer reviews)

Coleman Tent Light
7.  Coleman Tent Light by Coleman
The list author says:
  "Sure you have flashlights. But when your curious toddler can't leave them alone, you might be glad to have this strapped to the tent, out of reach. Also puts the light where it's most helpful."
$13.99   Used & New from: $8.50
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews)

Beam N Read LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Light; Extra Wide & Extra Bright Light from 6 LEDs Plus Clip-on Orange and Red Relaxation Filters.
8.  Beam N Read LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Light; Extra Wide & Extra Bright Light from 6 LEDs Plus Clip-on Orange and Red Relaxation Filters. by ASF Lightware Solutions
The list author says:
  "Love this bigger/brighter new version of the Beam N Read. Lights a wider footpath, good for reading bedtime books in the tent or maps in the car, cooking and navigating camp site after dusk."
$29.95
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)

Beam N Read Classic Hands Free Reading Light
9.  Beam N Read Classic Hands Free Reading Light by ASF Lightware Solutions
The list author says:
  "So much more useful than a flashlight or head lamp! Hold two little hands walking to the camp potty at night, lighting the foot path for you all. The strap lets you suspend through your tent loop."
$4.95
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

100 10" Glow Sticks Bracelets Assorted Colors
10.  100 10" Glow Sticks Bracelets Assorted Colors by Lumistick
The list author says:
  "When you wish you had a nightlight in your tent, use one of these. They also help small children feel more comfortable going to bed in the dark tent, and are helpful to have on your kids as they play in the campsite during evening hours."
$17.99
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

North States Superyard Play Yard, Grey, 6 Panel
11.  North States Superyard Play Yard, Grey, 6 Panel by North States Industries
The list author says:
  "Serious sanity saver for camping with curious, roving young toddlers. Keeps 'em corralled while you set up tent, build fire, and pack up car. Doesn't keep 'em from digging in the dirt and having fun. Rinses clean at home."
$68.89   Used & New from: $59.61
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,609 customer reviews)

Sunshine Kids Sun Net Car Seat Cover, White
12.  Sunshine Kids Sun Net Car Seat Cover, White by Sunshine Kids
The list author says:
  "Turns your baby's car seat into a bug-free, sun-free zone allowing you to make good use of the car seat in camp and by the lake. Also helpful for picnicking where yellow jackets may be a nuisance."
$10.79   Used & New from: $8.99
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Philips AVENT Non Spill Soft Spouts
13.  Philips AVENT Non Spill Soft Spouts by Philips Avent
The list author says:
  "Use with the sippy adapter and Kid Kanteen."
Out of stock
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle
14.  Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle by Klean Kanteen
The list author says:
  "The safest way to store your family's water also works for juice--even "warm" chocolate on cold evenings in camp (let it cool first, non-insulated bottles will get too hot to touch). Use the 12 oz. bottle with sippy adapter for wee hikers. When they grow, it works with a grown-up cap."
$13.86 - $721.34
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,103 customer reviews)

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Thermos FOOGO Phases Stainless Steel Straw Bottle, Blue/Yellow, 10 Ounce
15.  Thermos FOOGO Phases Stainless Steel Straw Bottle, Blue/Yellow, 10 Ounce by Thermos
The list author says:
  "I LOVE this thermos. Use it for your child's water while hiking, or milk in camp. It really does help keep things cold as long as promised. The flip lid stays attached when open and keeps the straw clean when closed."
$13.49   Used & New from: $10.95
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,073 customer reviews)

Coleman 2 Burner Dual Fuel Compact Liquid Fuel Stove
16.  Coleman 2 Burner Dual Fuel Compact Liquid Fuel Stove by Coleman
The list author says:
  "Ready to cook up family-size meals (or coffee and eggs at the same time!) and stand up to years of camping trips."
$83.58   Used & New from: $70.26
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)

Coleman Family Cook Set
17.  Coleman Family Cook Set by Coleman
The list author says:
  "Love ours (in red)! Replaced our back-country set when it no longer cut it for our family (of 5!). Has held up to campfires and woodstoves, and the non-stick surface is so helpful for clean up in campsites. Get good non-scraping utensils to use with it."
$19.99
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

GSI Outdoors Infinity 4 Person Deluxe Table Set
18.  GSI Outdoors Infinity 4 Person Deluxe Table Set by GSI
The list author says:
  "Brilliantly designed tableware set for car camping trips. Includes lids for storage (and sippy), insulated sleeves for mugs, and color-coordinated to help keep track of whose cup is where... All fits together compactly for travel & storage."
$49.98 - $59.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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Eureka! Breezeway - Screen House
19.  Eureka! Breezeway - Screen House by Eureka
The list author says:
  "Don't let bad weather or bugs keep you from enjoying time in the campsite. This provides a semi-sheltered 12 x 12 zone to enclose your picnic table or camp chairs. Add your own tarp to the side if needed in rain (bring binder clips!)."
$299.99   Used & New from: $299.96
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Quantum Buzzaway, Extreme Spray, 4-Ounce
20.  Quantum Buzzaway, Extreme Spray, 4-Ounce by Quantum
The list author says:
  "Another DEET-free repellent we've used with good results. This one has a slightly cedar-ish scent."
$9.14   Used & New from: $5.91
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

Buzz Away Insect Repellent Towelettes, Extreme, 12 Count Package
21.  Buzz Away Insect Repellent Towelettes, Extreme, 12 Count Package by Quantum
The list author says:
  "Love these individually wrapped towelettes, very handy to keep a few in the outside pocket of your day pack for surprises and touch-ups along your hike."
$7.19   Used & New from: $5.13
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Bite Blocker Insect Repellent - Herbal Lotion Waterproof Repellent 4oz - Insect Repellent
22.  Bite Blocker Insect Repellent - Herbal Lotion Waterproof Repellent 4oz - Insect Repellent by Bite Blocker Insect Repellent
The list author says:
  "The DEET-free mosquito-repellent lotion is a nice alternative to spray for use on babies."
$8.62   Used & New from: $5.11
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Outdoor Research Kids Helios Sun Hat Bug Protection
23.  Outdoor Research Kids Helios Sun Hat Bug Protection by Outdoor Research
The list author says:
  "Lightweight, breathable, with moisture-wicking headband and the all-important chin strap. SPF 30 protection. Note: This does NOT have built-in Insect Shield. Size small is for 1-3 yrs, M 3-6 yrs, L 6 - 12 yrs."
$14.50 - $29.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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Travels with Baby: The Ultimate Guide for Planning Travel with Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler
24.  Travels with Baby: The Ultimate Guide for Planning Travel with Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler by Shelly Rivoli
The list author says:
  "More tips and planning advice for camping with babies and small children, including tips for back-country camping--yes, even with children in diapers!"
$18.55   Used & New from: $10.42
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Shelly Rivoli "Author of the award-winning Travels with Baby guidebooks and blog" (San Francisco Bay Area, CA)
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Last updated: 6/22/14
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