Living in an RV can actually be a great lifestyle for babies. Wait, what? Here are 5 reasons RV living is awesome for babies!
Teach Your Baby Important Social Skills Faster
Because living the RV life calls for exploring new places, this also means new people. Social skills are very important for a developing infant. This means it helps establish an outgoing personality early on.
You Don't Have to Leave Your House For a Soothing Drive
Cranky baby who wants a ride? No worries. Your little one can have all the comforts of home because you don't even have to leave home to go on a soothing ride. Gotta love the RV life when you have a baby!
Everything You Need is Within Easy Reach
The bigger your place is, the easier it is to lose track of what your baby has and where it might be. It's not as much of a problem in an RV because everything has its place, since space is so limited. Plus, even if you do put something out of place, there aren't very many places it could be.
Create a Love of Nature Early On
The RV life generally comes with a lot of nature. This is important for babies (and their parents, too). By helping to create a love of nature early on, you are helping your baby form a deeper connection with the world around them.
It's Easier to Offer Stability
I always think it's funny when people wonder if RV living is stable. Babies like familiarity. So, what better way to have adventures than in something familiar? When the place they know most (your RV) is also the same place you take adventures in, you're never away from home. This offers stability and is actually a simpler way to do so than traditional living.
When caring for a baby while in an RV, there are many things to consider. Convenience and ease of preparation is a must when it comes to baby bottles during travel. So, what do we consider the best travel bottles?
We've tried several bottle brands and while there are plenty of good ones out there, only one actually met the standards we needed for traveling with a baby in an RV.
And the winner is Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature!
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature bottles have the option of convenient formula dispensers.
This is so helpful and saves so much time and space! Who wants to hear a baby crying in the middle of the night while you fumble for a formula can while rolling down the highway? Not me. The formula dispensers fit inside each bottle and keep the formula dry so that you can pre-fill the bottles with water. It's so much easier to prep a bunch of these ahead of time and then use a wet bag to store the dirty ones until the next washing.
The associated parts are simple.
Taking apart bottles for washing can sometimes be crazy. Some of them have ridiculously shaped parts that are impossible to clean, which makes them even more impossible when traveling in an RV. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature bottles are just the opposite. Even when you add accessories, they're easy to take apart and easy to clean. This makes them much more convenient when on the road. Some of our favorite accessories include the variable flow nipples, the formula dispensers, and the bottle handles.
The price is considerably low for the convenience they provide.
When you factor in all the conveniences offered with the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature system, the price of stocking up on them is lower than some of the other brands but with more convenience. Even when the price is fairly comparable to other major brands, those other brands don't seem to offer the same conveniences. So, why pay that price to get something that's less than stellar? We don't. We only use Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature bottles in the RV (and elsewhere) now.
When RV’ing with babies, it’s important to choose gear that is versatile, safe, convenient, and functional. Knowing which cribs work best on the road is important. Here’s why we chose the Graco Travel Lite Crib as the best playard or crib for parents traveling or living in a travel trailer or motorhome.
Our Criterion For a Good RV-Friendly Crib
When we decided to try out the Graco Travel Lite Crib, we were already familiar with the Graco brand and had a larger Graco travel playard model. While that model does fit in our RV, we wanted something even smaller and less bulky (while the baby is still small) without losing the convenient features.
Why Graco Travel Lite Crib Fits the RV Lifestyle Best
We didn’t have to hunt much for our Graco Travel Lite Crib, as it showed up at a thrift store just as we decided we needed a smaller bassinet or playard. But they’re actually easy to find. That’s not why we chose it as the best one, however.
Why Graco Travel Lite Crib is the Best Playard or Crib For RV’ers:
How Does Our Baby Like the Graco Travel Lite Crib?
Of all the various nap and sleep solutions we’ve used, Nova Skye (our baby) has enjoyed the Graco Travel Lite Crib the most. We think it’s the cozy compact design coupled with the extra comfy mattress. She also enjoys the little toys hanging from the mobile on the sunshade. As she grows, she might fit better in the other (bigger) one we have. But for now, we use that one when in bigger spaces or for various other purposes. May as well, since we have it and she enjoys that one, too.
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