Camping with Baby Checklist

Baby Camping near tent

Hiking with baby is one thing but camping with a baby? Sure! You plan, you pack, and you adjust your expectations.

Practice Camping. If you aren’t quite sure whether you or your baby are ready, try a backyard camp out with all of your gear to see if you have what you need. This may also be a way to ease your baby or toddler into the idea of camping if you haven’t tried it before.

In addition to your own camping gear, you will need baby gear for camping.


Klean Kanteen Sippy Cup
  • Baby food or grinder (if child is eating solid foods)
  • Sippy cup (if child is drinking water)
  • Snacks (again, if)
  • Bibs


Non-toxic sun protection hat
  • Extra clothes with an emphasis on layers
  • Cotton shirts that snap at the crotch
  • Hoodie (to keep the neck covered)
  • Hats
  • Pajamas (footie pajamas mean fewer chances for creepy crawlies up the legs)
  • Clothesline


Cleanwell natural hand sanitizer
  • Diapers
  • Diaper Covers
  • Wipes
  • Wet bags
  • Spray bottle
  • Natural hand sanitizer


Tummy Tub for safe baby bathing
  • Bath tub (so you can use warmer water than you might in a cold shower or stream)
  • Grooming items like tweezers and nail clippers

Baby carrier

Ergo Baby Carrier Sport
  • Backpack carrier for hiking
  • Sling or soft carrier for around camp


Haba Klapperwurm wooden rattle and chew toy for baby
  • Her favorite blanket or toy
  • Games and toys
  • Rattles or chew toys (if you can tie it to your pack, even better)
  • Storybooks
  • Waterproof blanket to create a play area


  • First aid kit – add baby items
  • Whistle (3 years +)

Toddlers may need more activities

Clementine Art Natural Soy Crayons
  • His own flashlight
  • Paper
  • Pencils and crayons
  • Books
  • Buckets and shovels
  • Containers like old yogurt cups to collect rocks and sticks

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