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Old 08-26-2014, 10:58 AM   #11
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Regarding crying, if you're concerned about disturbing others, try dry camping in non-electric sections. That's where the tenters are and they are used to noise.
ummm..no. My Brother and Wife are tenters and after putting their son through grad school they are not at all interested in hearing a baby cry.

There really isn't a worse sound in a campground. I have been there. You just have to go somewhere in the car until they stop.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:06 AM   #12
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ummm..no. My Brother and Wife are tenters and after putting their son through grad school they are not at all interested in hearing a baby cry.

There really isn't a worse sound in a campground. I have been there. You just have to go somewhere in the car until they stop.
No offense my friend, but maybe your brother and wife need to find adult oriented campgrounds. They are out there. Kids, crying, and noise are all part of every family campground I have ever been in. It doesn't bother us in the slightest.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:14 AM   #13
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No offense my friend, but maybe your brother and wife need to find adult oriented campgrounds. They are out there. Kids, crying, and noise are all part of every family campground I have ever been in. It doesn't bother us in the slightest.
Thats great is doesn't bother you. Many it does. Barking dogs and non stop crying babies are not what I go camping for. It is easily remedied by the caregiver. Simple as that
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:55 AM   #14
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Thats great is doesn't bother you. Many it does. Barking dogs and non stop crying babies are not what I go camping for. It is easily remedied by the caregiver. Simple as that
You forgot loud radios.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:56 AM   #15
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Okay, I have the pack-and-play, check. I'm not about disturbing the neighbors, so I'm going to work my ass off to keep the kid quiet. On that front, I think I'd rather be in an area with other RVers, simply for the fact that there's one more wall (albeit a thin one!) between us and them. Great point on the screen door, it wasn't even on my radar. Truth is, we rarely have the screen door only closed; it's either too dang hot or too dang cold! But I'll keep a mod in mind to keep that secure.

keep 'em coming! There's some great ideas here!
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8 weeks was the youngest any of our kids were on their first trip, and that was #3.

We set up a pack-n-play on the dinette bed. Fit well and was secure. When he started crawling we picked up 6-panel "play yard" that we opened up on a mat under an EZ Up with a few toys. This provided a secure place for him to crawl a bit and not worry about the potential dangers in a campsite.

Now he's 2, on a regular bunk with a rail, no more play yard, just diligent watching.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:38 PM   #17
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We raised our 2 daughters showing dogs and on the road every weekend in a camper. From a few weeks old to college age they were on the road.

We had very few issues to overcome with ours but with our grandkids it was quite different. We never took them camping, in fact we only stayed around them a few hours at a time to prevent one of us from slitting our wrists. Just kidding.
With our kids we met all their needs but it was on our schedule as best we could manage. The outcome of this was positive, they only cried when something was wrong and then we came running quickly. The grandkids used crying to teach to train their parents and it worked, it really worked.

You will have to decide how all this works in your home and when its time to go out and have fun as a family.

The main thing is a healthy baby and a happy wife.
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I just snatched my kids up when they were crying and searched for an old country hardware store and let them walk through it with me, tended to keep their mind from remembering why they were crying, and oh how I love the old country hardware stores so everyone was happy and the kids got to learn a little. now 4 & 6 we rarely have any troubles.
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Another thing I enjoyed doing more than my wife was bed time. We had a pop and we would put them in one of the ends and I would play football with them. Well I would let them walk around the bed and try to get away and then I would tackle them and knock them down. They thought it was fun and what a workout for them. made them tired and asleep in about 15-20 min. my wife never had good luck with bed time. We never promote TV or video games, but those are a good last resort when they get a little older
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:51 PM   #20
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This summer we have traveled over 7k miles and stayed over 30 nights in our 5er with our kids. We took our 5 year old and 5 month old on a four week cross country trip to Disney this summer. Plan on trips taking a little longer with more stops for diaper changes and feeding. We made many stops at the first exit we could find to change a diaper. Having a newborn is no reason to stay home and not see gods country. Unless your staying at a adult only private campground your going to find lots of families out camping with all ages of kids. Crying has never been a issue, they only cry when something is WRONG or need attention (ie. too hot, too cold, needs fed, diaper). Plan you days around nap time on your trips and once it gets really hot out side plan on spending more time inside the camper during the day or visiting places that are inside in the ac. Be flexible on trips you might not get to do everything you had planned on doing having a newborn with you. Try to keep the same routine you have at home, feeding times, nap times, bed time and you will be just fine.
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1. Have extra bottles of milk ready while traveling in the truck and snacks for the older one
2.pack n play for bed
3.pack baby toys
4.outdoor rug and blanket for outside to lay on
5. anything you need at home take with you while camping, feeding chair, swing, bouncer ect
6. only mod we have done to the camper for kids is added bed rails on the bunk beds
7. plan on all weather types hot and cold for outfits,
8. There is always a Walmart close by if you forgot something at home, no need to stress about it. (I packed up 8 frozen bags of milk and 8 bottles, put them in the cooler and we head out and a couple hours later go to get a bottle ready while on the road and the wife cant find a nipple for the bottle in the cooler, I tore the truck apart cant find them, then I remembered ooooooooo crap, I left the nipples on the table never put them in the cooler.) It happens to the best of us.
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