Take Your Kids on the Best Camping Trip With These 10 Products Under $50
Camping is the perfect Summer activity to teach your kids to appreciate the outdoors. It's great for spending quality time with your family while unplugging from work, social media, and news for a few days.
Like the Boy Scout motto "be prepared," you never want to be in a situation where you realize you forgot to pack something while with your little one. Luckily, we've found 10 items you shouldn't camp without. These items under $50 will not only make your trip easier but also more fun.
Read on to find out what you need to pack for your next camping trip.
California Baby Natural Bug Blend Bug Repellent
Getting bit could easily ruin your trip just as it's getting started. Avoid becoming an itchy mess with the California Baby Natural Bug Blend Bug Repellent ($17). It includes citronella, lemongrass, and cedar essential oils to ward off mosquitos, fleas, ticks, and flies. The best part is this formula is DEET-free so you can use it all over your body.
Coppertone Sport C-Spray Sunscreen Twin Pack - SPF 30
You can never have too much sunscreen packed when going on an outdoor trip. This two-pack ensures you won’t run out, and the spray bottle makes it easy to apply. Look for a sunscreen that is water- and sweat-resistant and says “broad spectrum” on the bottle. The Coppertone Sport C-Spray Sunscreen Twin Pack - SPF 30 ($10, originally $14) contains SPF 30 and is water resistant up to 80 minutes.
Wet Ones Sensitive Skin Hand Wipes Extra Gentle Fragrance
Chances are your kids are going to get their stuff covered in dirt. Make cleanup easy by bringing wipes. The Wet Ones Sensitive Skin Hand Wipes Extra Gentle Fragrance ($2) won’t dry out your hands and are hypoallergenic. Use them to wipe down toys, tools, and more.
Paw Patrol Puppy Power! Coloring Book With Crayons
Sit your kids down at a bench while you pitch the tent. Coloring will keep them occupied while you set up the campsite and will add endless entertainment for your children. Pick a pack like the Paw Patrol Puppy Power! Coloring Book with Crayons ($5), that comes with crayons so you have one less thing to bring.
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Camp Set by
Kids always want to be included, but some camping activities aren’t meant for a little kid’s help. The Learning Resources Pretend & Play Camp Set by ($28, originally $35) includes one of everything you’ll be using, so your child can play along and learn how to camp while staying safe. Your kid will be so proud that they have their very own survival tools.
Lumistick Glow Sticks 100 8" Light-up Glowstick Bracelets
When it gets dark, keep your little one feeling good with some glow sticks. Not only will it add to the fun, but it will help you to keep an eye on your kids in the dark. The Lumistick Glow Sticks 100 8" Light-up Glowstick Bracelets ($8) pack comes with enough bracelets so your little one won’t manage to lose all of them.
Johnson & Johnson Red Cross All Purpose First Aid Kit For Minor Cuts, Scrapes, and Sprains
Never leave for a trip without a first aid kit. Even if the most that happens is your kid scrapes their knee, you’ll be able to ease their tears with a bandage. The Johnson & Johnson Red Cross All Purpose First Aid Kit For Minor Cuts, Scrapes And Sprains ($25) includes waterproof bandages, first-aid cream, and anti-itch cream for when you inevitably get some mosquito bites. If something major happens, you’ll be happy you brought it.
Crown Sporting Goods Stainless Steel Coach Whistle With Lanyard
Once you embark on your hike, keep an eye (or ear) on your kid with the Crown Sporting Goods Stainless Steel Coach Whistle with Lanyard ($5). Giving them a whistle to wear around their neck will make sure you always know where they are, even if they’re out of sight. Being able to locate them if they get lost will be well worth the annoying noise.
REI Co-op Tarn 18 Pack Kids' Backpack
Teach your older kids to be responsible for their own stuff with their very own REI Co-op Tarn 18 Pack Kids' ($40) backpack. Kids 8-12 years old will be able to carry their own water bottle, personal possessions, and camping tools in a backpack made for their small size. You’ll have to carry less, and your kid will feel so grown-up.