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vgoulette

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Posted: 03/19/13 02:04am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I sometimes read on here questions about how young is too young to take babies camping. We foster parent medically fragile babies, and have taken our babies (yes, all are infants) with us since we started RVing in 2007. We have taken babies from Texas to Colorado, South Dakota/Mt. Rushmore, Missouri, Tennessee, and a trip to Washington D.C., via New York/Niagara Falls, Vermont (family reunion), Connecticut, Pennsylvania/Gettysburg/Crayola Factory/Hershey, and probably several places I'm not remembering at the moment. The trip to Mt. Rushmore, not only did we have our medically fragile foster baby, I also had a broken kneecap.

Please don't let having an infant keep you from RVing with your litle ones. Yes, it's a little more work, but sooo worth it!! One trip to Colorado, we had two infants. I can't imagine NOT taking our babies with us.

Oh, and we aren't young RVers either, DH is 64 and I am 60. If we can do it, you can do it!!! Go out there and make memories!!

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My now 12 year old Boy Scout went camping at 6 months. At the time we had a 6 month, 18 month, 3 yo and 6 yo. All still love camping. DS was in a "pac-n-play" in the tent, the girls all slept in sleeping bags. We had a big cabin tent. As the kids got older they all got their own tents, I think the boy was in his own tent at around three. He could set it up with very little help. We used his little tent inside at grandma's house to help "coral" him at night for several years.

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We tent camped when our kids were babies. Just looked at it as part of life's journey.


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My girls started camping at age 6 weeks and both are still happily camping in their late 40's. Life is too short to spend it not camping!


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A few years ago my wife and i took our newborn son camping in our travel trailer, he was only 5 weeks old. It happened to snow that weekend, we all had a blast and have been camping with our son ever since, hes now 18 months old and loves camping. I am so looking forward to camping this summer because now he is running around. Just have to remember to keep the little ones bundled from head to toe and keep that furnace going. Thanks for posting this topic, never should having a child keep anyone from RVing...For me its more of a reason to head out camping, you have to make memories!


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My son is almost 21 and my daughter is just shy of 18, and both were camping with us practically right out of the hospital! In fact, they still go camping with us when the schedule permits. Load those little ones up and live life


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At ten days our grandson was camping. Heck, a good cardboard box is all you really need with a few blankets. We had his mother there of course. She was elated to be out in the fresh air.


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Well, you really can't leave them home.....


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My daughter was born in November and she went on her first camping trip the following April and that was 27 years ago. My 21 year old son only knows camping and as others posted is a Boy Scout as well. He now works for the Boy Scouts and would rather live in a tent than a house. For the last 8 years he actually lives in a tent from June until September while working for the Boy Scouts. My DW was camping long before we met. This will be her 45th year of camping. I've been camping now for 46 years. Lifelong camping is in our blood. We never miss a chance to go camping and enjoy the outdoors.


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Our grandson started to visit our campsite when he was 4 months old. Our two daughter-in-laws are due in June and are already planning on visiting us on Cape Cod with the babies. The infants can sleep and be shaded at the RV while we take turns exploring the beach with our older grandson. We will have the parents with us so it should be a nice time.


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