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5 Tips for RVing with Kids

5 Tips for RVing with Kids

There is nothing quite like showing your kids the amazing things in this world. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that going on adventures and making new discoveries with my son is the very best part of parenting. That is one of the reasons our family chose to RV full-time, and so far we have zero regrets.

That said, there are some things to keep in mind when RVing with the younger set. After all, kids have their own set of needs that must be met, and sometimes those needs don’t mesh well with RV travel. Therefore, I have compiled below a list of my top 4 tips for RVing with kids.

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#1: Take it Slow

The very best memories my family has made when traveling have been when we stopped to smell the roses. While a young couple with no kids might love fast-paced travel, it just doesn’t work well with kids who need regular bathroom breaks, time to explore their surroundings, and regular naps and meals.

Rushing from attraction to attraction and putting in extremely long travel days when little ones are involved does nothing but leave everyone feeling grumpy, something that makes for a poor overall experience.

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#2: Retain Consistency

Every parenting book on the face of the earth will tell you that kids thrive on consistency. I am here to say that this couldn’t be truer. Therefore, even though RV living is one of the least consistent lifestyles out there, it is important to retain as much consistency as possible while traveling with children. This means that you’ll want to do your best to hang onto bedtime routines, nap times, and even regular meal times.

#3: Get Out and About

Not a single RVer I have ever met enjoyed being cooped up in their rig all day. RVs are simply too small for sedentary living. This is even more true when kids are involved.

Because little ones have seemingly endless amounts of energy, you are going to want to make sure you head out of the trailer or motorhome on a regular basis in order to avoid going crazy. Go hiking, swimming, or bike riding. Visit a museum or zoo. Get out and see the world. After all, that is the point of traveling.

Related Read: Tips for Hiking with Kids

#4: Plan, Plan, Plan

Stressful situations become even more stressful when kids are involved. For this reason, it is highly important to have well-laid plans for every adventure you take. Not only that, but you’ll also want to have a backup plan and a good idea of what you would do should an emergency occur in any given situation. This will help keep your family happy, healthy, and safe.

With these tips in mind, go ahead and start planning your RV adventures with your little explorers. I promise you won’t regret it for a second, and the memories you make will last a lifetime.

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Chelsea Barron


Chelsea Barron

Chelsea has the amazing opportunity to take part in full-time RV living and traveling with her tiny tribe. She homeschools her five-year-old son as they travel, and takes full advantage of their unique situation by using the entire world as her son’s classroom. A group of total Disney fanatics, Chelsea and her family often find themselves in the Orlando area in order to visit the Disney parks, but they have also visited over 25 of the 50 states with plans to see many more along the way. No matter where her travels take her, Chelsea enjoys riding bikes, gazing at beautiful sunsets, finding new coffee shops, Irish dancing, and sitting around a campfire with her family. Check out her blog Wonder Wherever We Wander.

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