Recently I took my four-month-old child Anaïs to Wilderness Festival for three nights of camping and a celebration. Exactly how did I deal? As it goes, our little bean is a natural birthed camper that took the change of pace in her stride. Therefore did we. Exactly how did we do it? Right here are my top tips for taking your child to a festival:
1. Supersize Your Outdoor Tents:
Prior to the child, we were more than happy to the run-down neighbourhood it in a conventional camping tent bringing marginal ‘things’ and concentrating our efforts on the amount of food and alcohol we might bring light into the festival.
But if there’s one thing camping with a newborn has actually taught us is that room is your new buddy. We took a six-man outdoor tent with two sleeping compartments, ‘living’ area and a patio. Although I saw plenty of yurts and also bell outdoors tents in the household outdoor camping, I liked the fact we might zoom away our mess throughout the day and sleep in relative comfort at night.
Our camping neighbours, Annabel as well as Johnny Bowling, tackled 10 actions additionally in the comfort stakes with their deluxe tent. Although we’d updated our camping tent for the event, we were still the Primark to their JoJo Maman Bebe. Bunting embellished, with a table and chairs outside, they used us a Dorito as we admired their remarkable setup.
2. Ditch the Buggy:
If you’re most likely to a festival, you need to plan for harsh weather condition. It may well be warm during, yet if it isn’t you could end up stuck in the mud. So we left our buggy at home as well as choosing the babywearing alternative rather.
We took a couple of slings, so my other half and I might both put on one: Ergobaby Adapt (Sophie La Giraffe festival edition no less!) and a slightly much less large Izumi Child Provider.
This was such a great suggestion, as Anaïs enjoyed being cuddled near to us the whole day and our hands were free for consuming, drinking and dance.
3. Remaining Safe in the Sun:
summer might imply rain yet it likewise indicates bright spells also. We both got a nice tan remaining throughout the day and it’s easy to fail to remember just how strong the sunlight can be.
Since Anaïs is under six months old we maintained her out of the sun completely complying with suggestions from our GP. Yet if your infant is older than 6 months, La Roche Posay does a great child SPF.
Our Ergo baby carrier has a personal privacy hood you can use for breastfeeding, yet which I used to shade Anaïs face. We likewise utilized a gigantic muslin as shade, as well as you might likewise bring a brolly to increase up as a sunshade.
4. Obtain a Good Nights Rest:
As quite skilled festival goers we take comfort seriously. Yet we went a step further this time and brought along our Sleepyhead Deluxe sleeping capsule so Anaïs had something cozy to sleep in.
We delivered it in a Sleepyhead travel bag, which is big enough to fit all her various other little bits as well as bobs too and an extra outfit.
Finally, as it can get exceptionally cool come nightfall, take more than you assume you’ll require. I’m chatting with additional layers for every person, along with warm coverings and pillows too.
5. Accept Those Early Mornings:
If you stay in family members camping, you will not be the initial ones up and there’ll likely be a location to get a very early coffee and also bacon buttie. However, we picked to wait till 9 am and head straight into the major festival ground when it opened, often being the very first ones in.
There’s something actually wonderful about straying round a festival prior to it’s awake. There’ll be plenty of breakfast options, but with much shorter queues and you’ll be able to lounge on a hay bundle with nobody battling for your area.
This was a genuine highlight as the three people got to explore in solitude as well as just delight in each various other’s firm. That’s something we hardly ever reach due back, as well as feeling like a genuine treat. It was also rather fun to feel fresh as a daisy as those with barking hangovers rolled right into the grounds at noon.