Camping with a baby… Really is possible!
When our family grows and everything is turned upside down, we often need rest, calm, and escape… It’s the moment to take some time out, go on holiday and get to know your baby better. At Huttopia we love camping and we’re parents too, so we want to inspire you and help you enjoy a successful family holiday with your baby.
The best destinations, the must-haves, and our advice for preparing your stay in a tent… the mums on our team have shared their top tips with us for camping with young children.
Tip #1: Be well equipped
With babies and toddlers, choose a large (very large!) tent that can accommodate a travel cot in a special, calm area of the tent. Often, campsites have baby facilities with a mini bath and a changing table so you can wash your newborn as easily as at home.
Tip #2: Make sure baby can sleep well
The two enemies of a sleeping baby in the summertime are the sunshine and the heat! So choose a pitch in the shade for a happily napping baby in the middle of the afternoon. There are always some pitches suitable for this, so don’t hesitate to ask.
Tip #3: Try camping with all the comforts
Campsites often offer fully-equipped, “ready to camp” accommodation with real beds, a high chair, a travel cot for Junior, everything you need for cooking, and sometimes even with running water and a private bathroom… That can change everything.
Our vision of the ideal destination with children
« A sunny destination, where everything is accessible on foot or by bike, with somewhere nearby where you can swim or take a dip (a lake, the sea or a river) so you can leave the car in the campsite car park. »
Fanny K., Study and Development Manager and mother of two budding little campers
The most popular camping item among mums at Huttopia
A baby bike seat, or better still, a small bike trailer for infants, for leisurely outings while your toddlers sleep soundly in the back. Available for hire at all Huttopia destinations.
« To avoid bringing unnecessary gear, I always check what baby facilities are available on site before setting off. Sometimes everything can be hired for the week: a travel cot and high chair… Which saves a lot of space in the boot of the car! »
Anaïs T., Marketing Product Manager