A perfect companion: Camping rocking chair for moms and babies

GCI camping rocking chair for mum and baby

I completely understand the challenges of camping when you have babies or infants. The worry about disturbing fellow campers during the night can be a real concern, and it’s something that still crosses my mind even now that my son Nick is a young teenager.

For many parents, this concern can deter them from enjoying camping trips, especially when their baby is quite young. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed, trying to balance the needs of your little one with your desire to have a relaxing holiday.

This is where a camping rocking chair comes to the rescue. It offers a straightforward and effective solution. Not only does it provide you with a comfortable spot to nurse, feed, or soothe your baby, but the gentle rocking motion works like a charm to lull your little one to sleep. It’s a haven of calm and comfort, making your camping experience much easier and more enjoyable.

A comfortable rocking chair can be a haven for tired moms who need a break from the demands of caring for a baby. It offers a cosy spot to sit and rest, providing a sense of comfort and familiarity similar to home life.

By prioritizing comfort and relaxation with a camping rocking chair, moms can create a peaceful oasis amidst the wilderness. It’s a small luxury that can make a big difference in the overall camping experience, allowing moms to fully enjoy their time outdoors while ensuring their own well-being and that of their babies.

1 – Enhancing the bonding experience

One of the most precious moments for a mom and baby is bonding. Whether through bottle feeding or nursing. These moments create a strong connection and a sense of security for you both. A camping rocking chair can enhance this bonding experience in several ways.

  • Comforting – The gentle rocking motion and ergonomic design of the chair can help moms find a comfortable position, reducing any discomfort or strain. This allows moms to focus on feeding or nursing and creating a peaceful and relaxed environment for both mom and baby.
  • Familiarity – Foldable camping rocking chairs can mimic the comforts of home. By using a portable rocking chair, moms can create a sense of familiarity and security for their little ones, making the bonding experience even more special.
  • Gentle rocking – The gentle movement can help calm and relax both mom and baby. It is creating a tranquil atmosphere for bonding. It allows for uninterrupted eye contact and physical closeness, deepening connection.

2 – Portability and versatility

Camping rocking chairs are designed to be portable and foldable, making them incredibly convenient for outdoor adventures with mom and baby. Their lightweight construction and compact size make transporting them a breeze. Whether you’re heading camping in the woods campsite or simply enjoying a picnic in the park, these chairs can easily be packed up and taken along for the ride.

  • Versatility – Not only are camping rocking chairs perfect for outdoor use, but they also offer versatility for indoor use. They can be set up inside the tent, your home, providing a comfortable seating option for mom and baby during downtime.
  • Gentle rocking – The gentle rocking motion can help soothe and calm your baby, creating a peaceful environment for rest.
  • Comfortable seating – Their ergonomic design and padded seating offer a cosy and supportive place for mom or dad to sit and bond with her little one.
  • Adjustable recliners – The adjustable reclining positions allow for customizable comfort, ensuring you find your comfortable position for all.

If you are not sure if a camping rocking chair is suitable, there are many other types of camping chairs available. Read our article and we will walk you through the pros and cons of the most common camping chair, lightweight chairs, high back and double camping chairs available today. I spent a fortune on a double camping chair, nor realising how easily it breaks and I did not consider how movement affects your seating comfort.

3 – Safety features for peace of mind

When it comes to camping with infants, safety is of utmost importance. Camping rocking chairs are designed for safety, providing peace of mind for both mom and baby.

  • Stable bases – One key safety feature is the stable bases that these chairs are equipped with. The sturdy construction ensures the chair remains steady and secure, even on uneven terrain.
  • Secure locking – Camping rocking chairs have secure locking mechanisms. These mechanisms are designed to keep mom and baby safe and secure while enjoying the gentle rocking motion. The locking mechanisms ensure that the chair remains in place, preventing any accidental tipping or rocking.

It is important to assess the stability and safety features of a camping chairs. There are many on available that compact down fully for transporting, however there are chairs that are only attached by hanging hooks. If you buy a camping rocking chair, consider the high back chair that folds flat. Not like a foldable camping chair itself. They are similar to garden chairs.

Camping rocking chair are not massively more expensive than everyday foldable camping chairs. Amazon have a solid framed rocking chair for under £60. Unless you are rocking madly it will not tip dangerously. The arms provide a stable solid base if you need additional support for raising from the seat. It is very easy to store in you garage or place at the back of a cupboard our of the way. It does have a bar at the back, which you need to make sure that no children are standing behind you as they can catch their feet.

If you are on a tight budget, there are ways that you can help to save towards camping gear. I use several different apps that I can use for everyday purchases and earn points that can be converted into vouchers or money directly do you paypal account. I use Quidco for car, house insurances plus links to many other everyday stores providing Your buy online. Amazon Panel is another good saving and you can earn £5 voucher per month by just scanning your receipts. You can also earn extra month by completing a few surveys although the max i have been able to earn is a extra £2.50 in one month. On average i earn £1.50 extra per month. Read our article on ways you can earn extra money for buying camping gear.

It does have gaps along the edges of the seating, so to avoid drafts place a cover over the back and seat. I am just over 5 foot, and I could reach the ground easily. It does not have a foot rest, but using a camping stool is a ideal solution. Camping stools are handy for so many different things not just for quick and easy seating when you are out and about. I use ours for side tables, foot stools and for keeping our camping gear of the ground. Read our article on 11 different ways you can use a camping stool.

4 – Camping convenience

The convenience of having a camping rocking chair allows you to fully immerse themselves in the camping experience without worrying about finding a comfortable and safe place for you both. It provides a sense of security and peace of mind, knowing that they have a designated space where they can bond, rest, and create lasting memories together.

  • Set area to organize feeding, and changing your baby or toddler, making your camping experience enjoyable for all.
  • You can keep area clear from other camping gear so no more trying to move or find objects whilst trying to sooth your baby.
  • Less disruption for others in your family
  • If your little one wakes during the night, you can relax in your rocking chair without trying to clear an area and worrying about others.
  • No more aching back as slowly walking around the tent trying to settle your baby.

Having a dedicated spot, moms can unwind from a long day of outdoor adventures and lack of sleep. The gentle rocking motion of the chair can provide a soothing effect, helping both to relax and find comfort in each other’s presence.

5 – Relaxation for mom and dad

Relaxation for moms and dads is a crucial aspect of the camping experience, and camping rocking chairs provide the perfect opportunity to unwind and enjoy quality time with their babies. The chairs offer a designated area where moms and dad can relax with their little ones, creating a peaceful and comfortable space for bonding.

After a long day of outdoor activities and potentially dealing with a lack of sleep, moms can find comfort in the gentle rocking motion of the camping rocking chair. This motion can have a soothing effect on both mom and baby, promoting relaxation and creating a calming atmosphere.

Having a dedicated spot to relax with the baby lets you to fully immerse in the camping experience. You can take a break from the demands of daily life and enjoy the beauty of nature while still being able to attend to their baby’s needs.

It is important to have a comfortable camping chair, as there is nothing worse than sitting down in the evening and having back ache and just not being able to relax. I prefer a bucket camping chairs as there are no draughts from gaps, you are enclosed in the chair. However this is after spending a quite a bit of money over the years to find the most comfortable seat for me and my son Nick. Read our article on why it is important to have a comfortable camping chair

Key takeaway

Camping rocking chairs not only enhance the comfort and safety of mom and baby but also provide a dedicated area for moms to relax and unwind. The gentle rocking motion, combined with the convenience and peace of mind they offer, make these chairs an essential addition to any camping trip with infants.

Related Questions

What do you need when camping with a baby?

Camping with a baby can be fun, although stressful, and you often take more than you need. Here is a checklist that will help you to prepare you

1 – Feeding

  • Baby formula 
  • Bottles
  • Large pan or sealed container to sterilize bottles
  • Milton tablets or liquid
  • Bibs and burping clothes
  • Baby snacks or jar food, depending on age

2 – Sleeping

  • Moses basket or portable crib
  • Baby sleeping bag
  • Blankets and pillow
  • Baby sleeping bag

3 – Changing

  • Changing mat
  • Nappies
  • Wet wipes
  • Nappy rash cream
  • Nappy bags

4 – Clothes

  • Extra clothes so you can add a remove depending on temperatures
  • Hats and mittens
  • Waterproof all-in-one suit coat
  • Cardigans or jumpers
  • Swimsuit, arm bands or baby life jacket
  • Socks
  • Baby grows

5 – Safety

  • Baby suncream
  • Baby first aid kid
  • Medication – Capol and crip water for colic
  • Hand sanitiser
  • insect repellant

6 – Transportation

  • Baby carrier suitable for trekking
  • Lightweight pushchair/stroller for all terrain

7 – Miscellaneous items

  • Dummies and dummy strap
  • Small sealable tube and Milton for sterilisation of dummies
  • Toys 
  • Teethers
  • Portable shade
  • Bedtime story books
  • Comfort blankets or toys 
  • Play mat

A majority of items you can take from home, so camping with a baby will not be expensive. However, depending on the time of year you are camping you may have to buy a couple of extra items. These may be a baby sleeping bag, and for ease a storage container with a secure lid, so you can sterilize bottles. Especially if you currently sterilize via a microwave. You will always have a bottle ready to go.

Foam interlocking play pads are also ideal for placing underneath any play mats. These offer extra protection against the cold ground.

Where to go camping with your baby

Going camping with a baby for the first time can be daunting, especially if you are worried about safety, onsite facilities and disturbing other campers.

  • Choose a campsite a short distance from home, especially if it is your first camping trip with your baby.
  • Book a campsite aimed at families.
  • Ask for a pitch out of the hustle and bustle. This will help with quiet time so the noise does not disturb your baby.
  • Check if the campsite has toilets, showers, drinking water facilities, a freezer or fridge, and a microwave if needed.
  • Play area for kids and suitable for youngsters.
  • Security access to the campsite so there are no unwanted visitors.
  • Ability to park near your tent as many camps opt for a car-free camping site.
  • Your pitch is away from busy roads and pathways.
  • Use natural shade to avoid overheating inside your tent.


I'm a single parent who loves pitching a tent and exploring the countryside at any opportunity. I am working with a glamping pod company and helping them to set up a family campsite in East Riding Yorkshire.

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