Best Baby Wear For Traveling and Camping

Traveling with young children can be both exciting and stressful. Sharing in their joy of new discovery is a wonderful feeling but what about the stresses a change of routine can bring to a young child? 

If you are traveling with your baby in tow, you want to ensure that your little one remains comfortable as much as possible. What you dress your baby in plays a huge role in keeping them calm.

Which is the best baby wear for traveling and camping? This article will help you keep your little one secure and comfortable when you hit the road for the family camping trip. 

1. Choose Breathable Clothes

We cannot overstate the importance of dressing your baby in breathable clothes. You will have snuffed out half of the woes that traveling with a baby presents. 

Breathable fabrics allow moisture from the body to be released through the fabric reducing the risk of rashes and eczema outbreaks.  

When taking road trips, babies can get awfully hot as they remain tethered in their car seats.  Dressing them in breathable clothes will reduce the risk of over heating so they remain comfortable and cool. 

2. Choose Practical and Comfy Clothes

Choose clothes that are both comfortable and practical. If for instance, your baby uses diapers, dress them in clothes that will allow you to change them easily. 
Newborn baby sleeping in car seat wearing a fleece newborn gown


Tip #1: Dress your newborn baby in this Organic Cotton Newborn Gown during the trip. It's unique one button closure makes it car seat friendly and diaper changes a breeze. Organic cotton fabric is safe for babies to spend long hours in without risking exposure to harsh chemical finishes. 

Tip #2: Keep a bib on your baby when in the car in case baby spits up. This way you can simply remove the soiled bib instead of performing a complete outfit change. 

 3. Avoid Overdressing Your Baby in High Temperatures 

It’s easy to regulate your baby's room temperature at home but what about when you scoot off to the wild? If you are pitching your tent in a hot area, you need to ensure that you do not overdress your baby at night. 

We know that you may be tempted to stack the layers in a bid to keep your little one safe from bugs and insects. 

If you want to keep your baby just a little warm and all covered up without

Baby in natural colored footie pajama and sleep sack that is unzipped to show footie

overheating them, consider using a Long Sleeve Organic Cotton Sleeper Bag.

You can use it alone without any other layers underneath if the temperatures are very high. The sleeper bag is a safe alternative to using a blanket that your child can easily kick-off at night.  

It is made from organic cotton and is therefore breathable. Your tot’s body moisture will be released through the fabric, leaving them cool and comfortable.  

4. Layer Your Baby if Camping in Frigid Weather

Camping is a heap of fun during the day as you engage in scavenger hunts, fishing, canoeing, and bird watching among other exhilarating activities. But when the sun sets, the biting cold air creeps in and may dampen the party. 

If you have traveled to or are pitching your tent in a place that gets frosty at night, you need to dress your baby in breathable layers to keep them toasty at night. Breathable clothes trap heat in between the layers, keeping your baby warm. 

Baby kneeling on porch wearing an organic cotton footie pajama in honey with a grey knit cap that has honey colored pompoms on top.

You can for instance dress your baby in a cotton onesie  underneath, and then add a Cotton Fleece Footie and finally a cotton fleece sleeper bag. You can peel off one layer as you deem fit during the night.

  5. Schedule Your Trip Wisely

 Let’s face it, kids get fussy while traveling. They don’t   fancy the idea of sitting still for hours on end. You can save yourself the agony of traveling with your kids being fussy by scheduling your trip during their nap times. 

Better still, you can choose to travel just before dusk after they have had their dinner. In this case, dressing them in their pajamas before you hit the road as they will most likely trail off to slumberland during the trip. If you are lucky, you can put them to bed on arrival without rousing them. 

6. Pack Versatile Clothes

Packing your baby’s items for a trip can be overwhelming. You have a winding checklist of essential items, not to mention the oodles of clothes your child needs. 

We have a smart trick for you. Did you know that some of your baby sleepwear can double up as play wear? You don’t have to change your little one hastily in the morning. You can let them linger in their Pajamas or Rompers as you fix breakfast. 

7. Don’t Forget Your Baby’s Lovey

Babies hanker for comfort and security. That's why most of them cherry-pick one snugly object and clutch on it especially when they are feeling a little flustered. 

Whether it’s a stuffed animal or a plush snuggly blanket that helps calm your

baby, you need to tag it along in your trip. Lovey's help babies cope with change

Two lovey's hanging side by side on wooden hooks, mint green and tan

and transition smoothly. 

And talking of comfort, if your baby uses a pacifier ensure that you carry extra pieces. You don’t want to keep your fellow campers awake because you lost your tot’s pacifier. 

Final Thoughts

Traveling with a baby involves meticulous planning. Babies derive comfort and security from familiar items so ensure that you purchase your baby’s sleepwear, lovey's and pacifiers beforehand. Remember that your baby’s comfort should be the overriding factor in every garment you pick out for them.