With a little planning and must-have gear, camping with a baby can be a breeze. We found the perfect gear to keep parents and young kids happy, safe and comfortable. Whether you like to rough it or go glamping, these are the things you’ll want to bring to the campsite.
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All Terrain Wagon by Wonderfold
Babies need a lot of gear to go just about anywhere. Haul it all in an all-terrain wagon. This one comes with harnesses and a sun shade so it’s great for hauling babies too!
Every family needs somewhere to call home, even while camping. This lightweight tent is easy to put together and has enough room to comfortably fit a baby and parents.
Baby Bottle and Dish Cleaning Brushes by OXO Good Grops
Washing bottles and dishes while camping takes a little more elbow grease. This bottle and dish cleaner set helps you get both clean no matter how much dirt is caked on. All pieces store together compactly on an included ring.
Swim Diaper by Nageuret
A good camper leaves no trace behind. That includes diapers. This reusable swim diaper is perfect for dips in the lake. It’s adjustable and machine-washable so it should last.
Sun Shelter by Kelty
If shade is hard to come by, bring your own! This sun shelter will protect your baby’s sensitive skin no matter how brightly the sun is shining.
Folding Chair by hiccapop
Even babies need somewhere to sit when camping. Keep yours happy and contained in this small, light folding camping chair that doubles as a high chair. It even has a pocket on the back to store bibs, wipes and other small baby supplies.
Peapod Plus Travel Bed by KidCo.
This travel bed is perfect for camping since it has a built-in insect screen and sunshade. It’s small enough to fit inside a family tent, meaning everyone can sleep soundly and safely.
Portable Playpen by Yinmio
Every baby needs a safe place to hang out while their parents set up tent. This playpen is large enough for multiple kids, is incredibly light and comes with a removable sunshade to protect baby’s sensitive skin.
All Over Bib by Grabease
Chances are you are not packing a ton of extra baby clothes while camping. With this all-over bib in tow, you don’t have to. Plus, it’s easy to wipe, making clean-up after camping a breeze no matter how messy your baby may be in the wild.
Hiking Pants by Royal Robbin
Just because you are camping with a baby doesn’t mean you have to look frumpy! These wrinkle-resistant pants will keep you cool, dry quickly, pack light and won’t easily rip or stain.
Child Carrier by Deuter
This carrier is designed to keep both little passengers and their grown-ups comfy. It’s well-padded, ventilated and highly adjustable. As a bonus, it has tons of pockets so parents can haul snacks and sippy cups while remaining hands-free.
Rash Guard Swim Set by Snapper Rock
Keep your baby’s skin protected from the sun while swimming with an adorable rash guard set. This shirt and swim trunk combo has UPF sun protection built in and is quick-drying. As a bonus, coordinating sibling and parent styles are available.
Sun Runner Cap by Outdoor Research
Nothing will ruin a trip more quickly than a sunburned and cranky baby. This hat provides protection for your wee one’s ears and neck. It has UPF 50+ sun protection and a moisture-wicking sweatband. This is a great choice for any kid who won’t tolerate sunscreen or whose hair hasn’t fully grown in yet!
All Terrain Stroller by Cybex
Camping with a baby probably means you need to navigate some uneven terrain. This multisport stroller can handle it all. Plus, padded interior and air-filled tires mean it’s comfy for both little ones and their parents. As a bonus, it can be converted to a bike trailer or running stroller with add-on kits.
Backpacking Pack by Gregory
When you camp with a baby you are packing for two (or more). Get a camping backpack that can handle everything you need. Gregory’s backpacks are built with comfort in mind. Many have ventilated back panels and customizable fits. Plus, they are made to last so your baby might find themselves using the same pack for their first solo trip.
Hiking Shoes by La Sportiva
Camping with a baby or toddler means a lot of time on your feet. Whether you are carrying your little one or running after them, you need a shoe that can handle any almost any terrain and keep you stable. A hiking shoe from La Sportiva will keep you on your toes.
Camping Stove from WhisperLite
After a long day of hiking or hanging out by the river, you deserve a hot meal. This lightweight camping stove works well even for backpackers. It heats water quickly and makes roughing it a little less rough.
Galactic Down Blanket by Kelty
Is this the best camping blanket in the galaxy? This down blanket packs up well in its own stuff sack. It works well as a traditional blanket to keep you and your babe toasty or under sleeping bags to ensure the cold ground won’t mess with anyone’s shut-eye in the wild.
Kids Waterproof Shoes from KEEN
Keen Footwear is legendary because they make shoes and sandals that are truly waterproof while offering the support and stability you need to hike, climb and play. That makes them the perfect camping companion for adventurous kids and their grown-ups.
Rocking Chair from GCI
This camping chair is great for families because it’s not just a place to sit, it’s also a rocking chair. This fold-flat chair packs up easily and is the perfect place to read a bedtime story under the stars.