Going camping while you are pregnant can be very challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. You do have to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible, which is why it might be a good idea to bring along all of the things that you might need.
However, camping has a lot to do with organization and packing as few items as possible. That’s why it can be daunting to find out how you can be less miserable when you’re out in the wilderness.
To save you some trouble, we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks you may want to consider. Check them out below.
All the water you can bring
You have to drink a bit more water than the usual when you are pregnant, which means that you need to ensure that you have clean water at your disposal when you go out camping. The last thing you might want to do is get dehydrated and end up in the hospital.
You can either buy a couple of gallons from a store or bring tap water from your home. On top of that, part of this issue will be taken care of by the camping site, as the vast array of those available in the country have a clean source. Needless to say, it is recommended that you do bring your own, and that’s because you can know for sure that the water you will be drinking will be clean.
Backaches are synonymous with pregnancy, and finding the right sleeping position is a challenge, especially with an ever-growing belly. Most people tend to think that air mattresses can do the trick, but these are mostly suited for women who aren’t pregnant.
If you intend to go camping with your RV, it might be a good idea to change or purchase a dedicated RV mattress. You might either have to buy a new one or at least use a mattress pad to make the one you already own a lot more comfortable.
Going to the bathroom
Just like with backaches, incontinence is an issue that needs to be dealt with as best as possible during pregnancy. Nobody likes to go outside whenever nature calls, and this is even more so in the case of pregnant ladies.
You can create an outdoor toilet or even buy one if you do not have one at your disposal. Typically, however, most camping sites will have several such places spread across their space. Nonetheless, you do have to take into account the fact that they might be less clean than you’d want them to be as they have to be used by a lot of people.
If you do not want to be eaten alive by mosquitos, you need to make sure that you bring plenty of bug spray. Apparently, some brands are less safe to use, especially by pregnant women, which is why we suggest you do your research beforehand.
There are loads of insect repellent wipes you can use, some of which are natural.