31 May '11, 1pm

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Not the time for wilderness camping: When camping with small children, choose a camping spot close to home that has basic amenities, like running water and toilets. Car camping works well: if the kids aren't loving the experience, the car—and home—are close by. Or—even better—register for the Great American Backyard Campout and invite the neighbors over! Portable crib: Some parents try to have their toddler sleep with them on an air mattress in the tent. This may mean a sleepless night for Mommy and Daddy, as the child excitedly runs around her new sleeping space—and all over you! Consider renting or buying a large family tent that can fit a Pack-N-Play, or another brand of portable crib. Bedtime rituals: Keep bedtime in camp similar to bedtime at home. At the usual time, wash with the child in the camp bathroom, get pajamas on and read aloud some familiar stories. Toys fo...

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