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First post in this forum :)  We're going to take our son car camping in a week and a half - he'll be 3 months old :)  My parents took us camping when we were very little, and I want to continue the tradition.  We'll be somewhere where's there's running water and the overnight temps will be mild.  We'll bring our 4-person tent and I've already been co-sleeping with him, so he'll sleep by my side on a sleeping pad in his bunting.  Trying to figure out what else we'll need...  a camp chair so I can nurse him comfortably.  His sling and Jeep Stroller.  Hat, sunglasses, an extra pacifier and lots of wipes!  lol  Any other suggestions?

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Tons of wipes, garbage bags, 3X the outfits you might need normally and a bug netting for his car seat......

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What Sar said. We took 2nd Son out as an infant.  I don't recall needing much for him, just plenty of changes to keep him dry and comfy.  He spent much of his time lounging in his car seat atop the picnic table while we tried to keep his older brother (not quite two) out of trouble :p

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I think you've got it covered.  You've already been hiking with him, and you have the sleeping thing figured out...have a nice time.  :)

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I took a little moses basket for Elli to sleep in. I used her car seat for a chair most of the time at 6 weeks (when she first went). I did have a great camping chair and it was still hard to nurse in the middle of the night (we never did well side laying down).

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Yeah, we haven't mastered the art of breastfeeding while lying down - so I will do so either in the camp chair (haven't done this yet) or in the backseat of the car (which I've already done a bunch of times).

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Don't forget a pillow for feeding in the camp chair. It'll save your shoulders :)

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Yep, I have a travel boppy that goes wherever I go, it's hard to nurse w/o it :)

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Success :)   http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarol/sets/72157629821264820/

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We tried tent camping when my kids were little.  It worked great till it rained, then it wasn't so great.  We then got a small and simple pickup camper, and that was heaven.  We had a house on wheels, totally rain proof, with a fun bunk for the kids and a bed for the parents, and a stove and ice box.  

We loved that thing, and kept it until the youngest was six and did his first overnight backpack.  Its been 10 years of backpacking with the youngest kid, the last 5 years in scouts.  I hope your little ones like the outdoors.
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I would love to have a small and simple pop-up trailer - just so it's a little simpler to get away "car camping" for a weekend with the kiddo.  I grew up tent, kayak, and camper camping - didn't start backpacking until I was in college.  It's all good IMHO.

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Have to admit that though we have never had a camper, my in-laws have always had a small one--first a Toyota Chinook, now a Eurovan, and we really appreciate it when camping in marginal conditions.  We can at least all jam in there for meals.  It was especially nice when the boys were babies, and on spring break desert trips often with a lot of wind and cold.

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In my family there have been many small campers used over the years...

My dad in front of Grandpa's teardrop:



My sister and I in front of another one of Grandpa's trailers:



Us camping on Pismo Beach with my parents' setup of many years, a cabover on the red Dodge:



I would like to get one of these...

http://www.chaletrv.com/folding.php

My parents had one for a short time and it was very cool


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glad to hear you're getting your little one outdoors.  I'm 43 and my idea of a good time is taking my kids camping with my parents.  Lifelong family enjoyment!  Co-sleeping helps so much because when the kids have you, they feel safe and secure and immediately take to the tent.
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A success for sure, wow...what a cutie! Are you hooked? My kids go camping all the time, and now they bring all their friends. Enjoy...
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Do take extra care to guard your li'l one against any inclement weather. Infants are quite prone to extreme temperatures as well as infections.

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And we went again - his second trip :)

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