Fall is a great time of year to visit the pumpkin patch. It's a great way to get outside, enjoy the cool, crisp air and take in some sunshine while making some fun memories! Most pumpkin patches are a lot of fun for families to visit! You can pick out that perfect pumpkin, and also find things like a corn maze, apple bobbing and more.
Want to have fun, while staying comfortable during your pregnancy too? Here are some of the best tips for visiting the pumpkin patch with your toddler.
For your toddler:
- Be well rested and fed. For the best fun, make sure your child is well rested. Bring along some snacks as well to avoid the "I want this" when seeing all the pumpkin and apple treats they will be selling. Having a water bottle for your child and you will also avoid the expensive drinks at the pumpkin stands, too.
- Bring an extra change of clothing for your active toddler. Many pumpkin patches have mud all over, and unless you want that mud in your vehicle at the end of the day, a change of clothing is a must. Carry an extra shopping bag for muddy shoes to be put in as well. While we are talking about clothing, remember that in most climates, the weather in October can still change rapidly.
- Wear loose fitting clothing, in layers. While fall is a great time to bring out those heavy sweaters, the weather can change quickly. It can be cool in the mornings, and very hot in the afternoons. Make sure to dress in light layers, so you can shed a layer if need be.
- Wear long pants, even if it's hot. Many pumpkin patches have the fun hay rides that take you out to pick your pumpkin. Wearing long pants will keep you from getting itchy on the legs and knees from the hay.
- Make sure your camera is fully charged and ready to go. Make sure your camera or phone are charged and ready to go. There will be LOTS of photo opportunities at the pumpkin patch you won't want to miss.
- Wear light, loose clothing in layers as well. Fluctuating temperatures can make you go from cool to hot in a flash. Wearing layers, including our essentials will keep you comfortable no matter what the weather. This multi functional nursing scarf will work great for fall, too.
- Wear compression socks to help avoid water retention. Our compression socks will help support your legs and feet, and keep you comfortable on those long walks in the patch.
- Carry along healthy snacks to keep your energy up. A small bag of nuts, some cheese sticks, or fruit will go a long way toward keeping your energy up. Think light proteins, fresh fruits or cut up veggies for healthy snacks. These items will easily tuck into your purse or diaper bag without needing refrigeration as well.
Enjoy your time at the pumpkin patch! Be sure to grab an extra pumpkin for homemade pies, too!
About the Author:
Allison Lancaster is a blogger, virtual assistant and work-at-home mom. She has always had a passion for writing and after becoming a mom in 2015, decided to turn her passion into her career. Her writing has been featured on the Huffington Post, Scary Mommy and more. She resides in Tennessee with her husband, Josh and two toddlers.