Camping in summer

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Camping in summer

Postby mamapup » 05 Apr 2015, 19:40

OK, we're taking the kids camping this summer. Just for a few days. We have all the normal adult requirement stuff as we used to love trekking in our pre kids world. But what do we need for the kids? Do people have proper sleeping bags for littlies? They'll be three and 18 months by then and both are tall and skinny.

I saw someone said fleecy pjs for the kids (available all year round or try to find now?)
Sleeping bags? I assume a normal low tog winter grobag isn't enough but what's the balance there for a toddler?

Any advice happily received.
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Re: Camping in summer

Postby ToothFairy » 05 Apr 2015, 19:59

We have proper sleeping bags for the kids. You can always put a belt round the bottom of them to make them shorter. Look for fleecy pjs now, you might find them in the sales.
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Re: Camping in summer

Postby Kanga » 05 Apr 2015, 20:13

We took a readybed for dd & a travel cot with grobag for ds then a stack of extra blankets as needed.
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Re: Camping in summer

Postby RedRum » 05 Apr 2015, 20:20

I was going to suggest a readybed, we had one one in NY which was kind if like indoor camping ;)
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Re: Camping in summer

Postby mamapup » 05 Apr 2015, 20:53

Ready bed looks fab, had never heard of them, ta. Are the duvets warm though?
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Re: Camping in summer

Postby Mummyto1 » 06 Apr 2015, 06:06

Last summer we put fleece blankets on top of the mattresses, then child in sleeping bag, then blankets on top of that. They were cosy.
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Re: Camping in summer

Postby Cofa's Tree » 06 Apr 2015, 06:21

We had a ready bed last year, with extra blankets to go on top, as the duvet is just a thin 'indoors' layer but it was really noisy when Daniel moved about. i think a sleeping bag on a single blow up matress would have been better, but I read horror stories of the blow ups flipping over in the night as kids turned over and it put me off, but I think he'll be heavy enough and old enough this year for us to try that.
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Re: Camping in summer

Postby Mummyto1 » 06 Apr 2015, 06:30

For our two smaller kids we got special air beds that had a dip in the middle which meant they didn't slide off and therefore made it easier for blankets to stay put too. We got then from the bell tent website I think...
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Re: Camping in summer

Postby ToothFairy » 06 Apr 2015, 07:19

We use self inflating mats rather than air beds.
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Re: Camping in summer

Postby Nix » 06 Apr 2015, 07:27

We have the ready beds and love them.

Also child size camping chairs, ready to eat snacks and warm pjs are a must!
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Re: Camping in summer

Postby mamapup » 06 Apr 2015, 17:33

We have self inflating mats for us. Like the idea of mats with dips in them. Wonder if that'd even be enough to keep little Croc contained! Think that and sleeping bags might be our choice. I know the puppy wants a sleeping bag a lot!

Nix, little chairs is a great call, thanks.
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