Are you reconsidering your family vacation due to finances and/or young children? The good news is you don’t have to! There are plenty of options for families who want to vacation with infants and toddlers, and on a budget, too. Camping is one of the most cost-effective ways to get a little rest and relaxation, and — despite what some people think — it is also a great option for new parents. What are the best ways to camp, save big, and keep babies and toddlers safe?
No Matter What, Do Not Forget a Portable Playpen
“Take a pack n’ play. Otherwise it’s just dirt — they’re eating dirt, sniffing dirt up their noses,” mother of two, Lori Schilling-Davis, tells the Travel Channel. You can resolve most of the concerns of bringing infants, babies, and/or toddlers camping simply by placing them in a pack n’ play. They are much less likely to get into something they shouldn’t in a confined area. “She says the pack n’ play serves 2 purposes: a bed for sleeping and a playpen where they can watch what’s going on around camp,” The Travel Channel continues.
Don’t Just Dive Right In
Experts recommend slowly introducing young children — especially toddlers and babies — to the joys of camping. In other words, don’t plan on roughing it on your first trip. Instead of sleeping in tent, consider more solid alternatives, like popup campers and RV trailers (or RV rentals). Small campers or rental campers help kids get used to the idea of camping, without leaving them wet and stranded if it should rain.
Prioritize Kids’ Safety Above All Else
Campground managers remind parents to remember when their kids are most safe — with them (the parents)! Don’t leave toddlers unattended or assume they are safe when they are out of sight, even if it’s just for a few minutes!.
Don’t skip family vacations for the wrong reasons. New parents can easily enjoy a relaxing vacation and the great outdoors in popup campers or RVs, and on a budget, too. Get more here: www.midstatescampers.com