Tips for Babies Camping in a Trailer

Tips for Babies Camping in a Trailer
If you have infants, camping in a trailer has a number of advantages over using a tent. Camping trailers have more space and better facilities, simplifying the task of feeding, changing and comforting your child. They also provide a good shelter for your baby so you don't have to worry about the weather turning bad.

Chose Your Campsite Carefully

You and your baby are probably going to spend most of the trip outside, so chose a child-friendly campsite. Camp in an area free of steep grades, loose slopes and other potential hazards that could make you trip while carrying your baby. Select an RV campsite with a playground so your infant can crawl around safely. If your trailer doesn't include a bathroom, select a site with modern bathroom and shower facilities. Pick a location fairly close to your home so your baby won't get moody and unhappy on the ride. If you do choose to camp somewhere that requires a long ride, take the trip in two days to give your child a chance to relax.



Bring a carrier that lets your baby see the sites. A baby backpack or (for younger tykes) a baby front carrier will let you hike comfortable with your baby. A pack 'n' play is another useful baby accessory for camping. Your kid will be able to rest in a familiar place, making the transition to the outdoors more comfortable, and will be able to play without getting dirty.

Overpack. Even if you are going to be camping near a grocery store, it may not have the baby supplies you need. Trailer camping gives you extra room to pack, and bringing everything you might conceivably need to care for your child will let you enjoy the outdoors instead of driving into town for supplies.

Cooperative Camping

Camp with extra adults and other families with children instead of staying alone. Your children will have playmates to spend time with, and you will be able to spread child-keeping duties over a larger group of people, making the trip easier and more relaxing.

Enjoy the outdoors both with the kids and alone. When it is your turn to care for the babies, take them on level hikes, close-in boat trips on calm water or beachcombing excursions. Use your time without the kids for more adventurous activities such as strenuous hikes or mountain bike rides.


Article Written By Isaiah David

Isaiah David is a freelance writer and musician living in Portland, Ore. He has over five years experience as a professional writer and has been published on various online outlets. He holds a degree in creative writing from the University of Michigan.

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