To celebrate the last weekend of the summer, we went on a quick camping trip in Holland with our travel sleeper. We haven’t got the travel sleeper for so long now, so it was time to take it out of the shed and use it before it’s winter. Before the weather is cold and wet. I never went camping with my parents when I was younger, so for me it’s always a process of liking it again. I don’t need much luxury so that makes it easier.
This time we decided not to put on the enormous awning as it would stay dry. That saves a tremendous amount of work and time so you will have more time to sit by the campfire or to do fun things.
We went camping with family of Bas. Together with our two little ones we stood overnight at a care farm in Wilnis. We stayed for another night with only the three of us. At night it was pretty cold but during the day it was gorgeous!
A camping trip in Holland with baby
We went with the three of us, so camping with a 7 month old baby. When we went on a camping trip to Denmark with the travel sleeper, Jaya was three months old so we knew how it would go.
It seems like camping with a baby is just easier than such as in a hotel with a baby. If you go camping, they sleep well in the fresh air and they get used to the ambient noise that makes them doze.
In a hotel, where I stayed with my mum and Jaya for a few nights, it is a bit more difficult. Because when you sleep all together in one room, you need to take it easy once your little one is in bed. The light should be less bright, the TV a little less hard, you need to close the door when you are busy in the bathroom, etc. This all doesn’t seem a problem when you go camping. Unless of course you camp on a mega crowded campground.
I can say it is definitely a must to go camping with your baby! Also the temperatures are good to dress up. We slept in sleeping bags but obviously Jaya has no sleeping bag. We had taken a mattress from her crib, topped with a fitted sheet and a genuine sheepskin. She slept on the same sheepskin in Denmark, so it felt familiar. We dressed her in a wool romper, pajamas and winter sleeping bag with extra long sleeves against the cold hands. Eventually I put a blanket over her, because it was very chilly. In order not to lose too much heat she also wore a hat in bed. It may sound exaggerated but as long as they’re not too hot then it’s just wonderful to be wrapped up nice and warm. In addition, I wore several layers as well so they can too.
This is part of our travel sleeper. The ideal of it is that you can fold it open super fast, make up your beds and you don’t have to do anything more than that. If you stay anywhere for longer, then you can set up the awning.
The care farm where we camped, also had a nice little restaurant, a petting zoo, campfire sites, games and much more. Truly a must for a camping trip.
That was our last summer trip then! Time for autumn and winter. Have you made a nice late summer trip?