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Camping with a Baby Millsboro DE

Parents who say they can’t take the baby camping do have some valid concerns, so let’s chat about them. Where baby will sleep depends on what kind of camping you’re doing, but in most cases taking a small, lightweight travel crib is a viable option (unless you’re survivalist camping in a one person tent…then you might want to rethink the whole bringing baby thing).

Leisure Point Resort
(302) 945-2000
Millsboro, DE
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 15-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Cape Henlopen SP
(302) 645-2103
Lewes, DE
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Salt Water Swimming, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Tennis, Basketball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Delaware Seashore SP
(302) 539-7202
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Salt Water Swimming, Boating, Saltwater Fishing, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Castaways RV Resort & Campground*
(410) 213-0097
12550 Eagles Nest Rd
Berlin, MD
Campground Availability
Apr 01-Oct 31
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Salt Water Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketb

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Trap Pond SP
(302) 875-2392
Laurel, DE
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Family Camp
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry, Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Pond Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Tall Pines*
(302) 684-0300
29551 Persimmon Rd
Lewes, DE
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Treasure Beach RV Park*
(302) 436-8001
37291 Lighthouse Rd
Selbyville, DE
Campground Availability
May 01-2nd Sunday in Oct
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball<

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Big Oaks Family Campground*
(302) 645-6838
35567 Big Oaks Ln
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Campground Availability
May 01-Nov 01
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Fort Whaley Campground*
(410) 641-9785
11224 Dale Rd
Whaleyville, MD
Campground Availability
Mar 01-Dec 01
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Gol

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Lost Lands RV Park
(302) 436-9450
Bearhole Road
Fenwick Island, DE
 
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Camping with a Baby

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January 30, 2010 by Brea · 4 Comments  

WHAT?! Did I hear that correctly?

The baby's crib is behind this sheet!

What's behind sheet #1??

I’ve actually have heard and read this several times. It’s usually followed with statements like,

1. Where will she sleep?

2. But she still takes bottles!

3. He doesn’t even sleep through the night yet!

 (My personal favorite is #3 since I can identify with that misery…uh…that experience.) 

 The easy responses are;

1. In the travel crib.

2. So, um…take the bottles.

3. Then what’s the difference if he wakes up at 2am at home or in the wilderness?

But really, parents who say they can’t take the baby camping do have some valid concerns, so let’s chat about them. Where baby will sleep depends on what kind of camping you’re doing, but in most cases taking a small, lightweight travel crib is a viable option (unless you’re survivalist camping in a one person tent…then you might want to rethink the whole bringing baby thing). My friend has twin boys. She and her husband took them tent camping for a weekend when they were about 16 months old. Did it take some extra planning? It sure did. Extra packing too. But they did what many parents are afraid to do and they had a wonderful time. In their case, a large tent was able to accommodate the travel cribs.

the baby's crib

The perfect spot for baby!

My husband and I have 2 boys also, but we have an RV and floor space is at a premium. Our hybrid travel trailer has 2 pop-out beds on either end, so our 2 year old slept happily in the rear bed. The baby, who at the time was 9 months old and too young not to have walls or a barrier around him, slept in his travel crib on the pulled out jackknife sofa. And since my boys are accustomed to sleeping in very dark rooms, I was able to drape a dark sheet around the crib from the upper cabinets. Eat your heart out MacGyver.  (As a side note: industrial strength sticky backed hook and loop fastener is a must have for mod-happy RVers.) Just like home…sort of. We were able to use several bungee cords to make sure the crib stayed put. 

If you have water at your campsite (or in the campground facilities), use it to wash the bottles. But if you prefer, bring a couple gallons of bottled water and a little plastic tub for washing. One more thing to wash, but it’s worth it. We take a few bottles and use the campground water for washing/rinsing the bottles and use bottled water for mixing the formula. (And gosh, if you’re breastfeeding, you have even less to pack!) 

Sometimes baby can get a little confused with the new surroundings, so don’t be surprised if you spend a little more time doing the bedtime routine or rubbing Junior’s back till he falls asleep. If your baby still wakes at night at home, he’ll probably do the same thing camping. I have heard stories where baby sleeps far better (and later) while camping than at home. We’re still waiting for that to happen to us. I won’t hold my breath. 

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