Camping + Triplets = Disaster?
They actually did pretty good and while it wasn't super relaxing, which life with triplets never is anyways, it definitely wasn't a disaster. Brit and Phil did a little fishing here and there and would take one or two boys with them. One day we did a big hike, and by big I mean about 3 miles round trip. Everyone carried babies except me and let me tell you it left me sore for at least two days. Jehan convinced me that I need to increase my core strength and taught me some moves to help with that...let's see if I can do them regularly enough to actually help.
For the trip I brought along disposable diapers to simplify things. I think the experience has turned me into a self proclaimed cloth diaper advocate. I think parents of multiples are afraid of the added work with cloth diapers but really I'd rather deal with them than having to deal with constant leaking and incredible blowouts! And I even bought the good kind! First off they do not last the whole night, I actually had enough sense to bring diaper covers to put over the disposables for the night...it worked like magic! Second, a good cloth diaper cover rarely allows a blow out to occur.
Some essentials for the trip were:
-the "baby prison" a phrase coined by Jehan, it's our fence that makes for a big play area
-a highchair, I wish I had brought more than one, we strapped it onto the bench at the campsite and the babies really enjoyed sitting in it and watching all the action (grown ups cooking).
-backpack hikers, I borrowed two and the babies really enjoyed being up high and they seemed really comfortable.
-plenty of clothes, I way under packed and Thomas ended up in a diaper and shirt for the big hike (incredible blowout).
-at least two friends to help with the babies, we couldn't have done it without them : )