Feeding Baby At The Campsite
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Got any suggestions for feeding infants at the campsite?
Going camping with an infant means you'll have to make do without a lot of conveniences that you have at home or even a hotel. So it only makes sense that you have to be a little more creative in planning for the basics like food for your little one. Lest you end up at the campsite struggling to mix formula with bottled water and attempt to warm it up over the fire pit, we've compiled a few handy tidbits that might make feeding your baby easier.
- If your baby is on formula, get the ready-made liquid version. We promise, it's easier than powder and the extra cost will be worth it.
- Bring a portable bottle and food warmer that operates without electricity if you need to warm up baby's food.
- If you have a toddler, you can pack powdered milk as a non-perishable alternative. Also, if soymilk is an option for you, Silk Soymilk has boxed versions of their calcium enriched drinks that don't require refrigeration.
- If you're using a cooler, try a block of ice, rather than cubes - it lasts longer and your food will keep longer.
- You can bring baby jar food with you, but we like packing baby food into one ounce sized cube trays. You don't have to worry about glass jar breakage and the individual portions are completely self-contained. We like Baby Cubes from One Step Ahead (www.onestepahead.com). They seal up tightly and you can throw them all into a zip lock bag for your trip.