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Old 05-23-2016, 04:19 AM   #1
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Tips camping with 11month old baby?

Hi there. We've camped for several years with our old farm doggy. Now he's passed on the rainbow bridge and we have an almost one year old baby. Any tips? We went twice last year when babe was little. It was easier since it was dark at night and he'd sleep in stroller for naps. Now, he's used to his routine of crib naps. Any general tips for camping? He's not walking yet. I bought a gated "baby jail" for outside. Folding rocking chair. Might put towels on window to darken. Any other tips welcome Should be interesting as he's a sensitive little guy but loves outdoors. Sleep could be main challenge! Wish us luck

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Old 05-23-2016, 12:36 PM   #2
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You'll get more answers if you tell us what type of RV you have.

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Old 05-23-2016, 12:46 PM   #3
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Leave home......have fun. Either way 1 year olds require pretty much constant attention.
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:42 AM   #4
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Many years back we went camping with friends who had a small baby. They decided that since things would be different for the baby on this trip, this would be the time to take away it's pacifier so they didn't bring it. WRONG!!! Miserable trip, baby cried all the time. Just keep things simple and similar. Don't try to do to much and get the little one over tired. Have fun.
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:35 PM   #5
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We've been camping with our 3 year old son since he was 6 months old. Wifey found a small playpen and crib 2e could take along. We don't use either one anymore now. We didn't treat him any differently camping or not camping. The upgrade from a 5th wheel to a motorhome over the winter has made traveling so much easier.
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Old 05-29-2016, 08:34 AM   #6
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Well, we survived as I knew we would but of course, naps and sleep were a challenge as expected. He loves checking out all the sights on our walk. The friendly chipmunks are his favourite! Heading home today. Great weather. I love our trailer that we bought when I was pregnant, however now that he's almost a year, there's a few different things I would have wanted for trailer features (such as outdoor kitchen, separate area for rear bunks so we don't disturb him if we need to enter). Still a nice weekend. Can't wait for more trips
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Some tips:
1.buy a larger RV and bring your in laws or parents when you go camping.

Doing a root cause analysis review I would suggest the following:
A.Sleep in two different rooms. ( if you get my drift)
B. A headache seems to work.
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Old 05-29-2016, 09:29 PM   #8
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In general, I was going to tell you that my boys all seemed to get more tired more quickly the more outside they were... so sleep wasnt too much of a problem for us... just go have fun and wear them out!
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Camped for many years with little ones. Give in to their schedule; don't try to move nap time just to get in that longer hike. Get a really good child backpacks; my kids visited many big western parks bobbing along on mom or dad's back. My recipe for raising kids was "Feed frequently and run their legs off." That is easy when camping.

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