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Camping with a Baby Winnemucca NV

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).

Model T Hotel/Casino/RV Park
(775) 623-2588
Winnemucca, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Coin Games, Pool, Golf Nearby

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Hi Desert RV Park*
(775) 623-4513
5575 E Winnemucca Blvd
Winnemucca, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool, Putting Green, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Mountain Shadows RV Park
(775) 752-3525
Wells, NV
Campground Availability
10-Mar thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Laundry
Recreation
Golf Nearby

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Scotty's RV Park
(775) 945-2252
Hawthorne, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Golf Nearby

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MILITARY PARK (Desert Eagle RV Park-Nellis AFB)
(702) 643-3060
Las Vegas, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Winnemucca RV Park*
(775) 623-4458
5255 E Winnemucca Blvd
Winnemucca, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool, Play Equipment, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Lake Mead RV Village*
(702) 293-2540
268 Lakeshore Rd
Boulder City, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Great Basin Nat'l. Park (Baker Creek)
(775) 234-7331
Baker, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Terrible's Lakeside Casino & RV Resort*
(888) 558-5253
5870 S Homestead Rd
Pahrump, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Lake Swimming, Hot Tub, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Winnemucca RV Park*
(775) 623-4458
5255 E Winnemucca Blvd
Winnemucca, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool, Play Equipment, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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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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