If you love camping and want to pass that love onto your baby (or a friends baby who love exploring!) then this is the gift guide for you! These camping gifts for baby cover everything – fun accessories and toys, clothes, and of course the essentials for actually going camping!
From books about camping, pretend play toys and even pesonalized gear, you’ll be sure to find something that’s perfect for them here!
Let’s check it out!
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My First Campout Stuffed Plush Playset
Get those cuties familiar with camp items early by getting them this "first campout" playset! There's no hard items, so baby can play away safely with these cute s'more making items!
If you're looking for more camping themed toys, I have a whole list of the best camping toys for kids here!
Camp Site Card Table Playhouse
Babies LOVE going in and out of things as soon as they start crawling, so why not gift them with this adorable card table cover that looks like a camp site? This is something they won't grow out of for AWHILE, and it's especially perfect to break out during winter months (if you're in a snowy place like me) to pretend play camping till your family can actually get out again!
Cute Camp Themed Baby Toys and Accessories
I wanted to break this up into sections so that it would be easier to find what you're looking for! This section is all about the toys and "extras" such as nice blankets, teethers and play things!
Campfire Campfire for 2 Plush Set
Whether this cute plush campfire set is used as a photo prop or toy, babies will love touching all the pieces, and as they get older, having some amazing pretend play! And let's admit - as parents, we like our kiddos to have toys that reflect our hobbies too (like camping!)
Woodland Sensory Blanket
This blanket (sometimes known as a taggy blanket) is perfect for setting baby down on to engage in sensory play - the tags are all different textures, and they're sewn closed to make sure no little fingers get stuck! It also has a loop to attach to a stroller to ensure it doesn't fall out (or just to clip a favorite toy to!)
4 Pack - Camping Mountain Theme Baby Swaddle Pack -
These muslin style swaddle blankets are perfect for hikes with baby to keep the sun off them in the carrier or stroller! It doesn't hurt they are adventure camp themed with bears, mountains and canoes!
Extra Soft Knit Swaddling Receiving Blanket Outdoor Adventure
Every adventure baby needs a cozy blankey! The tents, mountains, campfires and trees on this one should do the job!
Cute Camping Themed Baby Clothes!
I wanted to make this a whole section because there's too many cute shirts - it was really hard to narrow it down to one or two, so I wanted to include a bit more than normal so you all could pick the cutest yourself!
Happy Camper Baby Booties.
This baby booties are perfect to throw on baby everywhere you go to keep them cozy (and stay on alot better than socks!). Best of all, these are some pretty darn eco friendly booties - they are made from eco canvas (material made from recycled plastic bottles) and organic fleece lining! They have mountains, boats, fires tents and trees on them too so they'll fit right in with your camp lifestyle!
Crawl Walk Camp Adventure Bodysuit,
Let's be real though - if you're an outdoor loving parent like me, that baby will be camping before they can crawl (that's why there's carriers and outdoor quilts to lay on!) Regardless, you'll get the point across with this!
Camping Onesie (comes in long sleeve!)
THIS IS ADORABLE! Definitely my favorite of them all because there's so many camp related images (it seems companies always skimp on the amount of color they use.. not this one!) It does come in long sleeve options, so it's perfect for hanging out at home or exploring around outdoors!
Some really useful things to actually go camping with a baby!
Joovy Gloo Infant Travel Bed
Sleep is pretty darn important whether your camping, hiking, or traveling so I LOVE foldable solutions like this! I normally recommend a kido peapod, but this is a new baby tent (from Joovy, a well known and test brand!) that is heavier duty and darkened to make sleep a little easier!
It folds down super small, had a thicker mattress (which is perfect for uneven surfaces) and can fit up to the toddler years if you pick the large one!
Ergobaby Carrier, Omni 360 All Carry Positions Baby Carrier,
A carrier is an absolute MUST when it comes to camping and exploring with babies!
We used an Ergo carrier with an infant insert until they were 3 months old and had enough neck control to go into a backpack.
Some people choose to stick with the soft carrier - we didn't (we really liked having all the extra storage space in a backpack and built in shade/rain cover) but it is nice to know that this carrier can grow with your baby! It can face either way, and be used in the front or back!
Osprey Packs Poco AG Plus Child Carrier
Another one I'm super passionate about - we used this for all three of our kids, and it is something that really allowed us to explore ALOT with our kids when they were little!
It has a spot for water, tons of storage on the bottom, quick deploying sun shade, and a pretty safe harness system inside. Pair it with the rain cover (which we used to "winterize" it and take the babies skiing) and you have a pretty darn unstoppable exploring product!
Keep in mind that the baby has to have good neck control before being in this (I recommend using something like the Ergo above until then) but it is a good investment that will last for up to four years old!
Summer Pop N' Jump Portable Activity Center
Last one I consider truly an "essential" for taking a baby camping - a portable pop n jump!
This fold downs to about the size of an adult camp chair, has a sun shade, a couple hooks for favorite toys, and of course the toys you see in the picture.
The fabric on the bottom is handy since it makes it that much easier to set it up wherever and not worry about baby's feet getting poked by sticks and such.
I consider this essential because it is a safe spot baby can be while doing neccessary camp chores that really are just a pain in the butt/not safe while baby wearing. That includes tending to the fire, doing dishes with hot water or setting up/breaking down camp.
Here are some other baby camping articles you’ll love!
- If you have a baby, find out the baby camping gear you need to have a fun camp trip… with WAY less crying!
- Check out these easy ways to keep babies entertained (and if needed… contained!) while camping!
- If you are concerned about sleep while RV/camper camping, you may want to check out my guides on toddler sleep while RV camping or baby sleep while RV camping,
- For my tent camping families – check out the #1 sleeping bag for your camping baby + awesome tent sleep tips
- How to find a safe but fun campground for your toddler!
- This kids camping packing list and tips to make sure you bring enough (but not the whole house!)