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    Posted on Apr 8, 2014

    31 Things That Will Make Camping With Your Kids So Much Easier

    You need more than just s'mores.

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    1. A Portable High Chair

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    Just because you're camping doesn't mean your baby can't eat the same way they do at home. Find it here.

    2. A Sports Utility Stroller

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    You don't have to go without a stroller. Find one here.

    3. Camping Toys

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    Give your kids a play version of dangerous camping equipment (like burners and Swiss army knives) to keep them from messing with the real thing. Find them here.

    4. A Safe Camp Layout

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    How a camp is set up can go a long way toward ensuring your kids' safety. Find layout tips here.

    5. A Hand Washing Station

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    These are easy to make and will keep your kids' hands clean even when you're away from running water. Learn how to make one here.

    6. 7 A.M. Enfant Le Sac Igloo Baby Bunting

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    Guaranteed to keep your baby warm. Get one here.

    7. A Toy Tub

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    Tubs are ideal for both transporting toys to the camp site and keeping them all in one place.

    8. Outdoor Crafts

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    Find a number of good crafts here, including one that turns leaves found around the camp grounds into art.

    9. Scavenger Hunt Supplies

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    A fun afternoon activity. Download the chart here.

    10. Glow In The Dark Bubbles

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    These are a terrific activity for kids after dark. Find them here.

    11. Glow Sticks

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    Turn even hot dogs and beans into the coolest dinner ever. Glow sticks can also be used to play a lot of fun games at night, like glow in the dark ring toss.

    12. A Family Tent

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    Many parents like to sleep in the same tent as their kids. This one can comfortably hold a large family and even has a screen room to let air in during afternoon naps.

    13. Cot Bunk Beds

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    Maximize the space in your tent and give your kids a thrill. Get one here.

    14. Foam Floor Tiles

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    Putting these down in your tent will make the floor "crawl-friendly" for your toddler.

    15. Antibacterial Hand Wipes

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    Keep your kids clean even when you're away from running water.

    16. Sunscreen Lotion With Bug Guard

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    This one from Avon works well, but there are others on the market, too.

    17. Walking Tacos

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    Your kids will love eating dinner out of a bag of chips, and you'll love the easy prep and clean up. Find the easy recipe here.

    18. Solar S'mores

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    S'mores by the fire is a camping classic, but this fun twist keeps kids busy longer and is much safer. Learn how here.

    19. Campfire Monkey Bread

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    Your family will want to go camping just so you'll make this stuff. Get the recipe here.

    20. Campfire Crescent Dogs

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    Ridiculously tasty. Learn more here.

    21. A First Aid Kit

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    You need a bigger first aid kit than usual when camping with kids, one that should definitely include these must have items. To get the medic bag, click here.

    22. Itch Stopping Spray

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    Stop your kids from whining about their bug bites (Well, as much as possible anyway — they're still kids).

    23. A PeaPod

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    These are perfect for naps no matter where you are.

    24. The Skyview "Explore The Universe" App

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    Teach your kids about constellations with this award winning app.

    25. Backyard Scat & Tracks App

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    You'll love that this app helps you recognize different animal tracks and birds; your kids will love using it to figure out who left what scat. Kids are weird, man.

    26. A Baby Bjorn

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    The easiest way to hike with your baby.

    27. A Large Umbrella

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    These are great in a downpour, of course, but they're just as good at limiting sun exposure, which is super important for little ones when they're outdoors all day.

    28. Mason Jars

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    Ideal for catching fireflies.

    29. The North Face Dolomite 3S Sleeping Bag For Kids

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    These bags have Heatseeker™ insulation, which will keep your little ones nice and toasty no matter how inclement the weather. Get one here.

    30. Washi Tape Walking Sticks

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    This easy craft will come in handy when hiking around the camp site.

    31. Bounce Dryer Sheets

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    Parents have been sticking these in their kids' pockets for years to keep mosquitos and other bugs away. Some say it doesn't work, but new research suggests that it does. I'm a believer!

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