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Thinking about going camping with your toddlers? Odds are you’re as forgetful at myself and really need this camping with twin toddlers checklist.
Whether you have twins or not, this post is going to be super helpful and I am near certain this is absolutely anything you could need for your trip.
I am an over packer, but always forget that one thing. Like the Tylenol, blankets or sound machine. So I started putting together little checklists for myself that I keep on my phone to run through when packing, then when organizing and getting things into the car. I recheck so many times.
I’ve made up a checklist just for this post so you guys can do the same. I am also sharing just how I pack to try and NOT forget anything. It includes steps. Annoying steps. Tedious steps. BUT it near guarantees you won’t forget a thing!
Before we dive into the camping with twin toddlers checklist, let me share with you just how I pack for success.
This works for any kind of packing. Day trips, over nights at grandmas, camping. Lots of things!
You’re going to start with an extra LARGE bag. Like an Ikea bag. Then go around the house and grab everything you think you need for your trip for your littles. No need to look at the checklist yet. Just go room by room and grab what you think you need for them.
I like to start with one section of packing at a time, that way it is easier to find all you need and less likely you’ll lose focus and forget tiny things.
I know, this might seem pointless or like a waste of time. But trust me. These steps will help you NOT forget things!
After you have your giant bag full of crap, start laying it out on the floor or kitchen table. Fold and organize the clothes, towels, shoes, ect.
Once everything is organized, you’re going to take inventory and see what else you need for the trip.
Now comes the checklist. You’re going to want to go over your checklist and see what you still need to grab, or maybe don’t even need.
You might also realize that you need specific things for your camping trip not on this list. Go ahead and jot those down. Extras could include rain boots if you’re camping around a lake and likely to have some mud, cold weather gear like body suits, puffy jackets and snow boots. This list is geared towards spring/summer camping trips.
Here is the check list:
This is everything that I am bringing with for our upcoming camping trip. I would check the weather ahead of time to figure out what kids of clothes and PJs to bring. Remember that it can get really cold at night if you’re tent camping, and you might want extra warm jammies and even a sweatshirt to sleep in.
Overpack on diapers and wipes because you never know what might happen, and honestly you’ll use the wipes to clean up the majority of your messes while camping.
You might want to change up the stroller situation depending on what you’re going to need to use it for. Call ahead and ask the camp ground if you’re unsure about gravel roads, but I like to at least bring umbrella strollers on trips in case we want to go travel around the city or check out local attractions.
After going through the checklist, I start to pack. I use the rolling method for clothes to easily see what all is where, and use one suitcase for both of the twins things.
I like to pack everything I can inside of the suitcase so that all I have left are the big things and the diaper bag.
From here I like to pack up their diaper bag with their norms, along with the travel items we’ll use in the car like the tablet. Then put together all of the bigger items.
Once I have everything put together per the list, I go back and double check from the top.
I go back through and check whats in the suit case, diaper bag, and pile of larger items.
After I’ve done that final check, it is time to load the car and hopefully my camping with twin toddlers checklist has done you good!
For more of what to pack, check out this post for my essential car box and why it is so important as a toddler mom!