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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).

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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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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Longstreet Inn, Casino & RV Park
(775) 372-1777
Amargosa Valley, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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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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Topaz Lodge & Casino RV Park
(775) 266-3337
Gardnerville, 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, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Coin Games, Pool, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Play Equipment, Horseshoes

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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 NRA (Cottonwood Cove)
(702) 297-1464
Cottonwood Cove, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Hiking Trails

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Saddle West Hotel, Casino & RV Park*
(800) 433-3987
1220 South Hwy 160
Pahrump, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Golf Nearby

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West Wendover-KOA
(800) 562-8552
Wendover, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool, Playground, Mini Golf, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Prospector RV Park
(775) 289-8900
Ely, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Dump Station
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Laundry
Recreation
Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub

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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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