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Old 04-07-2016, 06:12 PM   #11
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We camped with a 7 mnd. old during Easter. I made a board for the upper bunk so she didn't roll on the bottom bed. It was a happy experience again to have a baby around.
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Old 04-07-2016, 06:58 PM   #12
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My wife and I have been blessed with 5 kids. The age ranges from 4 months to 8 years old. It's no different than at home. A little more cramped than at the house on bad weather days but still a whole lot of fun! We do use a white noise machine at night in the bunkhouse to cover up the noise from my wife and I staying up later.

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Old 04-07-2016, 07:04 PM   #13
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We raised our 4 kids camping in tents. Our youngest is 6 and we just now bought our first tt. It is a bit more work setting up and packing than with tents but it is much nicer for camping with younger kids. A lot easier to keep them clean (somewhat) and for going potty. Hate taking them to the filthy, stinky public bathrooms or outhouses . Naps will probably be easier in the rv especially with the noise factor outside. Mine were light sleepers when they were tiny.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:21 PM   #14
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We started in 2014 when our son was 1 and our daughter was 3 - best thing ever - they love camping and can't wait to go on our next "adventure". It gets easier the bigger they get, but I wouldn't hesitate. They sleep together in the bottom bunk now until my daughter gets big enough to move to the top (she thinks this season...). We love it!

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Old 04-07-2016, 08:26 PM   #15
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most kids love camping. I can still remember camp trips with my folks in a tent and then a StarCraft & Coleman POP's. Hunting with dad when I got older and now I'm a grandparent.
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:47 PM   #16
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We have camped with our daughter since she was born and she is now 3.5 years old. We recently got back from a week long cruise and on the way home she said "daddy I like camping better. When can we go camping again?" Music to my ears and the campgrounds around here open on the 15th and guess where were heading?
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:31 PM   #17
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Go for it! We have been traveling with our son since he was 6 months old. He loves to travel. As soon as we get home he's ready to go again. Hardest trip was coming home from out west, he was 2.5 years old, and he decided it was time to potty train. A few years ago we did a 750 mile day, we did that towing the htt doing 60 mph. Had books, games, the tablet, he just went back and forth with things to do.

Everyone has chores to setup and teardown, he does his fair share and knows what is expected.
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:30 PM   #18
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Like everyone is saying, do it. It's a life time of memories! Not sure if you have a U shaped dinnet in that 5er but some one on here suggested using it as a bed for a baby last year and it worked great! Enjoy!
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:35 AM   #19
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Couldn't agree more with everyone. Introduced my wife to camping 32 yrs ago before children, been at it every since. Miss the days when the kids were little boogers running around the campsite. Enjoy camping with them while you can, they'll carry those memories forever.
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We started with a baby and 2 year old that required a pack n play as well as high chair and so on. The "baby stuff" eventually dwindled down, but that just translates into bikes and so on.

As far as safety goes, kids are curious and will get into everything and want to be around you. The biggest hazard is the stairs IMHO and making a few mods to your screen door will easily make that safer. I put a dog grate on the bottom as well as a screen door deadbolt on the inside. Kids can easily push open the screen door and the little ones have been know to tumble out. Now it just keeps my dog inside since my kids are grown.

As others said you need to pay attention and be mindful of what your kids are doing. If you do that then it's a very enjoyable time that will make memories for both you and them.

Another thing you might consider is keeping your first few trips within a few hours as long rides can take a toll on little ones and us as parents.

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