Camping is always a great adventure, but it is essential to make sure it is a safe experience at all times. If you have small children, setting up some rules and boundaries could make a difference between a pleasant camping trip and an unfortunate accident!
While safety is paramount, you wouldn’t want to shadow your kids all the time and make them feel like you are looming behind their every step. Give them some freedom, but stay vigilant. Tell your children to respect a specific area, where they can play freely. Choose an area that you can easily keep an eye on from a relative distance. This way, you will be able to monitor the children, while leaving them some room to breathe!
For additional safety, make sure your kids are well-dressed and well-prepared to avoid getting sick or hurt. Use bug repellent or sunscreen if needed, and make sure they wear hats or any appropriate clothing for the season.
If you want to make sure your kids can have a way to communicate with you and seek help, should they get lost or hurt, you could give them some whistles, which they could use to attract attention in case of problems!