5 RV Tips for Camping with Toddlers and Babies

Are you in the baby and toddler stage of parenting? You don’t have to give up your love of camping while your little ones are young. Instead, with some mindful planning and preparation, you can help cultivate a love for the outdoors and make wonderful, sweet memories with your babies and toddlers. Check out a few of our top RV tops for camping with toddlers and babies.

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Always Safety First

Ask about the included safety packages with each of our new and used RVs for sale. You’ll want to be sure that your smoke and carbon monoxide detector is in good working order, and that you have a fire extinguisher on hand. Many RVs also come with smart safety features like an electronic braking system and a rearview camera, which help all aspects of RVing safely. Also, be sure to check out the seatbelts in each of our RVs, making sure there’s enough for everyone – and capable of accommodating your car seat requirements.

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Small babyproofing tips aren’t much different than you practice in your own home: use baby gates, cupboard and drawer latches, and outlet covers. Remember that your RV looks and feels different than “home,” so there will be a natural curiosity and desire to explore. Keep all your gear (like fishing gear, first aid kit, and cleaning supplies) in locations out of reach, or in your RV’s exterior pass-through storage.

Get Outside Comfortably

Have you had your eye on a cool baby carrier? Now’s the time to spring for it. Camping-friendly carriers can range from a model that looks like a backpack to a woven baby wrap or sling that you can adjust as needed. Let’s face it – you’re not going to want to push a stroller or carry a punkin seat on a hiking trail, but a comfortably baby carrier can make it fun and enjoyable for you and your kiddo.

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Pack Wisely

Baby gear takes up space. Strollers, playpens, and baby gates are all necessities, but you’ll want your RV to have fantastic storage options so you can comfortably pack what you need. If you’re considering an upgrade on your RV, think about one of our toy haulers for sale! The rear garage means you can take everything you need as well as everything baby needs. Win-win!

Around Camp

Since babies and toddlers learn about the world around them through exploration and curiosity, make a plan for baby-proofing camp! Use the playpen and set it up in a level place that’s close enough to be under your care but far enough from the campfire ring to protect from ashes or sparks. Also, make sure it’s in a nice shady area and add a mosquito tent over it to help protect your little one’s sensitive skin.

Try to Stay ‘Normal’

If you stick to any kind of routine at home, it’s helpful to stick as closely to that as possible while camping. Naptime and snacks are a few of those routine features little kids count on and provide a sense of security, so try to minimize disruptions while camping. Don’t skip the naptime – work around it. Pack along snacks for afternoon outings and be aware of overextending your toddler’s capacity for new scenery.

Camping can be a fun adventure even with little kids, and the right RV can help your vacation stay fun and stress-free. Contact us today for help choosing a new or used RV that is perfect for your family’s unique needs!

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