What to Wear: toddler camping version

by Whitney Moss on July 6, 2013

in Flippin' awesome (For Boys),Flippin' Sweet (For Girls),Outside

Previously posted in July, 2010. That’s right, I’m on vacation!

Tennis shoes, flip-flops, water shoes: what’s a kid to wear on a camping trip?

My parents recently took my kiddos camping for three nights. (Yes, I know how incredibly lucky we are.) My step-mom reported back to me that the two pairs of shoes each child brought with them were just right for the great outdoors.Pair #1 are Crocs. My shorties both have this style of Crocs that I think look like cousins to Converse. They are appropriate for traipsing through creeks and swinging in hammocks. They are called Crocbands, and we are fans of playing Rock Band, so I think this shoe was meant-to-be in my household. Find them on Amazon.

Pair #2 are Ugg boot knock offs. Intended for the colder hours of the day, they look most fashionable when paired with red and black moose-themed pajamas. Find them on Amazon.

And that, my friends, is the sum total of the kid camping shoe packing list.

More camping wisdom: The one thing I wish I had on prior camping trips is a small potty chair. Even after Scarlett had been potty trained for a long time, she was — and still is — particular about the toilets she’ll use.  She’d rather pee in the bushes than use a toilet that flushes too loudly. When it comes to #2, we’ve learned she’d rather hold it for days than use a scary loo.  In the future, I’ll borrow a portable potty seat to take along.

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Related stuff you might like: Camp Grandma; A list of crazy potty seats; Activity #152: Go camping

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.

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