Camping: one of America’s greatest pastimes. In all corners of the country, in all seasons, camping is a great getaway from busy lives. A wonderful way to spend quality family time, it’s important to make sure you’re safe. While camping isn’t dangerous, there are many ways to prepare so that your family can stay out of harm’s way. Don’t leave for your next camping trip without these latest child safety devices for camping trips.
Insect Repelling Wristband
The bugs have been bad this year, and it’s important to keep your kids free of insects. But spraying tons of bug spray on your kids isn’t exactly ideal, so these insect repelling wristbands are a great alternative. There are many brands that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and durability – some are cheap and only last for a few hundred hours, while other more expensive ones can last for months. Depending on how often you plan on camping, there is certainly a insect repelling wristband for your little ones.
Chances are, you’ll need something to pack all of your children’s items in. But any old bag won’t do for camping. Choose a bright, colorful, easy-to-spot backpack that your children can keep their safety devices in. Aside from being lightweight, this bag has many different compartments to store extra batteries, first aid supplies, water bottles, and other items your child might need. Plus, it can fold into itself and pack away when you no longer need it.
Camping usually involves lots of time outdoors under the sun. Your children should always be protected with hats, long sleeve cooling shirts, and, most importantly, sunscreen. But this messy, sticky lotion can be a pain to pack and keep from getting everywhere in a small, compact tent. Instead, bring along sunscreen wipes. Perfect for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, these wipes are a cleaner, less messy alternative method to applying sunscreen. Don’t make saving their skin a chore – keep it clean with these easy to use wipes.
It is definitely important to equip your kids with lighting, but flashlights and lanterns are a thing of the past. One of the hottest new items for camping with kids is a headlamp made just for them. With sizes made especially for children’s heads, these lamps are fun to wear and will keep them safe. Being able to stay hands-free allows them to concentrate on the task in front of them – even in the dark.
Filtered Water Bottle
Many campsites and cabins have access to clean drinking water, but it is smart to bring along a filtered and insulated water bottle. The double wall insulation creates an airless vacuum space between them, significantly slowing down the temperature change process that keeps hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours and cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours . Bottles made for adults and little ones and cleverly designed for secure handling, lightweight and the slight curve and rubber strapping enable a secure and comfy grip which help to encourage them to drink from a filtered bottle instead of an unsafe water source.
If you’re camping in a remote area and have active, wandering little ones, it might not be a bad idea to invest in a wearable GPS. There are many kinds of tracking devices for kids, but wristwatch-like ones are ideal in camping situations. If something awful were to happen, you’ll be able to use your cell phone or other device to locate your children. While these devices are for emergency uses, it can be a lifesaver when you have no other options.
Camping is a fun, exciting time where children can be themselves in nature and explore new things. But in order to have fun, they need to stay safe. By packing these latest child safety devices, your next camping trip will be complete.