Camping with a Baby North Ridgeville OH
May 01-Oct 15
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails
Open all Year
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public
136 Total Camp/RV Sites, 136 Electric and Water,
630 Total Camp/RV Sites, 630 Electric and Water, 40 Max RV Length, 130 No Hookups, 24 Pull-Thru Sites, 3 Total Rental Units,
Dump Station, Firewood, Group Area, Handicapped Restroom Facilities, Ice, Pavilion, Pets Welcome, Propane, RV Service/Repair, Showers, Store, Cabin Rentals, Park Trailers,
Basket Ball, Boating, Canoe Rentals, Fishing, Hay Rides, Pedal Boat Rentals, Picnic Area, Planned Activities, Playground, Swimming - Lake, Theme Weekends, arcade/game room,
247 Total Camp/RV Sites, 247 Electric and Water, 35 Max RV Length, 20 Pull-Thru Sites, 6 Sideouts, 24 Tent Sites,
Dump Station, Pets Welcome, Snack Bar, Store,
Boating, Canoe Rentals, Golf Facilities, Kayak Rentals, Non-motorized Boat Rentals, Planned Activities, Playground, Swimming Pool,
May 01-Oct 20
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Groceries
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field
150 Total Camp/RV Sites, 150 Electric and Water, 125 Full Hookups, 45 Max RV Length, 30 Pull-Thru Sites, 100 Sideouts, 75 Tent Sites,
Boat Launch, Fishing, Golf Facilities, Playground,
98 Total Camp/RV Sites, 98 Electric and Water, 10 Full Hookups, 40 Max RV Length, 6 Pull-Thru Sites, 15 Sideouts,
Dump Station, Group Area, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Propane, Store,
Boat Launch, Golf Facilities, Marina,
350 Total Camp/RV Sites, 350 Electric and Water, 200 Full Hookups, 40 Max RV Length, 75 Pull-Thru Sites,
Dump Station, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Propane, Snack Bar,
Boat Launch, Golf Facilities, Playground,
138 Total Camp/RV Sites, 138 Electric and Water, 35 Max RV Length,
Dump Station, Group Area, Pets Welcome,
Boat Launch, Fishing, Mini Golf,
Camping with a Baby
January 30, 2010 by Brea · 4 Comments
WHAT?! Did I hear that correctly?
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 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.
My point he...