RVing with a baby or a young family is easier than you think. In fact, you can have a great time with the family, thanks to the flexibility RVing provides. When you choose to RV you don’t have to worry about a travel schedule, lost luggage, or kids missing their naps. You can travel when you want, how you want, and where you want. All great things when you have a kid.
Travel With a Sound Machine and Blackout Curtains
Not all campgrounds are quiet. Some are downright loud. Bring a sound machine and blackout curtains so that you create the best sleeping environment for your baby. A cool, dark room that doesn’t let in outside noise (the sound machine helps to filter that out) will ensure baby gets great sleep wherever you are.
The Hatch Baby Rest is a great sound machine and nightlight that you can actually control from your phone, so you don’t have to worry about going into the baby’s room to adjust the sound level if the noise outside is getting a little unbearable.
Plan Family Activities
Just because you’re traveling with kids doesn’t mean you need to miss out on fun. If you want to hike or boat, just be sure to plan accordingly. There are many baby carriers that can hold up to 50+ pounds. For little babies, try a wrap. Bring plenty of water and snacks and your kiddos will be happy as a clam as you hike and they get to see exciting things.
Don’t forget to also plan activities like swimming and wildlife viewing. Kids love that kind of stuff!
Keep Your Schedule Consistent
This is the most important part of RVing with a baby. Keep your child’s nap and bedtime routine consistent. This will help them stay in a good mood and makes transitioning back home much easier. If you’re going to be switching time zones be sure to start moving their bedtime and nap times in the right direction a week before your trip, 15-minutes at a time.
Interested in learning more about RVing? Contact us. Our experienced team enjoys RVing and can help you find the best unit for your needs. We can walk you through our lot, answer questions, and get you on the road as quickly as possible. We can also assist with RV financing so buying an RV doesn’t have to be a financial strain.