Children are a definite blessing to our lives. once they arrive into the small world that you created with your loved ones, trust us when we say they’ll change how you see everything. Besides this, their presence in our lives, though a blessing, does also tend to restrict us from certain activities. Unless you’re willing to let them stay with a sitter or a trusted family member, late night dates, holidays longer than a weekend and sometimes, even certain kinds of holidays are out of the equation.
Caravanning and camping, some feel, are a few of those activities unfortunately considered impossible. While we agree that their age can definitely complicate a few things, we assure you that that doesn’t put caravanning out of the list all together. Here are a few tips on how to make a caravanning trip work, even with young children.
Establish a routine.
Lack of a plan is generally the biggest reason for chaos. Unlike before, when all you had to “plan” was the right place and the activities, when getting air conditioning installation in Cleveland with children, you must also try to follow a routine. As in what time you get up, your meal times, the time they need to be back in the van, bed time…all of it. This helps the children wind down from the day’s excitement; helping them get the required sleep. Having a good night’s sleep will ensure that their mood stays good in the days to come.
See to the general comfort of your child.
No doubt, your child is used to the comforts of home. This is regardless to how young your child is. Though it’s true that you won’t be able to provide them with all the comforts of home, some comforts, like a pleasant air temperature within the van can be arranged for. Always check you caravan air conditioning well before your trip. This way you can get it fixed if it’s not in good condition long before your holiday.
Have emergency entertainment at hand.
The experience of caravanning is definitely going to be something new for your children, so everything’s bound to be exciting. But on the chance that the long road trip, or the hours of boring scenery not impressing your little one, it’s important to have a little emergency entertainment at hand. These emergency entertainment work miracles for rainy days too. It can be anything from coloring books to movies downloaded into the iPad. Trust us when we say stocking entertainment is as important as checking the air conditioning repairs Redland Bay beforehand.
Regardless to how many camping and caravanning trips you’ve been to, packing this time around will be different. If you’re used to making do with a tiny quantity of clothes, let us warn you that this time, that’s not going to help you. Try to be efficient about your pack, as children tend to have a lot more clothes related accidents than we do. And regardless to whether your caravan has a washing unit or not, it’s best to wash your clothes in the morning. This way you’re sure you have clothes for the next day. Mattress protecting sheets, large playpens and even feeding chairs can do wonders for when travelling with very young children; so don’t forget to pack them in as well!