TRAVELING IN A CAMPERVAN WITH A BABY OR YOUNG CHILD
Do you want to go on a campervan holiday with a baby ? Do not panic, it is quite possible ! With a few precautions, you can have a pleasant trip with an infant. Here are some tips that can help you organize better and manage to make a great road trip.
WHAT TO DO BEFORE HITTING THE ROAD IN A CAMPERVAN WITH A BABY ?
Before going on a campervan trip with your baby and enjoying the road, make sure you gather all the items you may need during the trip : diapers, all type of clothes, toys, comforters, etc... Also don’t forget baby bottles, milk and food. Even if you can easily cook in a van, choose dishes and snacks that are easy to transport. In addition, most of the campervans that you can rent from VAN-IT have refrigerators. This allows you to store meals for a few days without any risk for the child. In any case, during your road trip in a campervan, do not be surprised that your baby's eating habits change. The road opens the appetite !
WHERE TO SET UP BABIES IN A CAMPERVAN ?
Most of the time,you can put a suitable car seat or baby seat (available in the options of the campervans) on the back seat of the van. There is usually 2 or 3 seatbelts at the back to tie up the baby seat. On the models for 3 people, there is no seatbelts at the back so you will be allowed to put the baby seat at front, on the bench next to you. Your baby will then be an excellent co-pilot to go on vacation with you. In addition, the road is often a great way to rock him. So getting baby to sleep in a campervan is relatively easy, allowing you to focus on the road. However, be sure to take regular breaks if you have an infant or a baby. This will allow you to get him out in the air, change diapers, while entertaining him, so that the return to the van goes smoothly. In case of rain, you can create small play areas at the back of the van so that he can also have fun.
HOW TO BEHAVE DURING THE ROUTE IN A CAMPERVAN WITH A BABY ?
Stay close to your child during your campervan trip. During the hours when your baby will be awake, plan small playful games with him. Also give him objects to handle, give him stuffed animals, his favorite comforters, etc. Singing songs or listening to music are also great ideas for entertaining a young child and making the campervan ride enjoyable. When you feel that your baby is tired, let him fall asleep and try, as much as possible, to give yourself moments of rest at the same time as him. Traveling in a campervan with a baby is therefore not impossible, quite the contrary ! Regularly, our VAN-IT campervan rental agencies receive and advise families who are seeking for advices. Be sure of it : with a good organization, you can go on vacation with a baby in peace. Have a good trip with VAN-IT!