3 Tips to Have a Relaxing Road Trip with Baby

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If you love to explore the outdoors, it makes sense that you’d want to share that experience with your child. After all, taking a trip in an RV is tons of fun for the whole family! However, you may wonder: Can I go RV camping with my baby? You absolutely can! 

The key to making the most out of your RV trip with your baby is planning. With the right planning and prep, you’re sure to have an amazing time with your baby. 

Keep reading to learn some tips about a road trip with your baby. Plus, we cover what to pack for a road trip with a newborn, 2-month-old and 6-month-old baby!

How to Prepare For a Relaxing Road Trip With Baby

Find the Right Bed for Your Baby

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There are plenty of ways to make your RV comfortable and safe for you and your baby. One important place to start is with sleep

It’s necessary to know how to make your RV ready for some awesome nap times on the road. The best way to do this can depend on the age of your baby. 

If you’re traveling with a newborn, you’ll want to get a portable crib for your RV. Make sure you measure the area you plan on putting the crib in your RV first. This way, you’ll be able to get the perfect crib that fits right in with your RV lifestyle. If your baby has outgrown a crib, you’ll want to get a travel bed with high sides.  This way, your growing baby can’t pull themselves out of bed. 

Keep Your Young Ones Entertained

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A bored baby is a fussy baby—keep your little one entertained with various activities to pass the time. Whether it be a sing-along to Sesame Street or a game of “I Spy” for older children, you’ll find that having a few pre-planned activities will make for an enjoyable road trip.

Take a moment to consider these road trip activities for babies.

  • Blow bubbles
  • Play peekaboo
  • Read a book
  • Sing nursery rhymes
  • Teach sign language

It doesn’t take much to entertain your baby, but what you do will have a large impact on everyone’s enjoyment. Have a few ideas picked out before hitting the road!

Create a Packing List With Your Baby’s Age in Mind

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Knowing what to pack can be a challenge, but we’ve made it easy for you! Below, we’ve outlined what you’ll need for a road trip with a 1, 2 or 6-month old baby. While most things you’ll pack for your trip will be the same, several things differ depending on how old your baby is. Generally, the same considerations for a 1-2 month old baby apply to a 3-4 month old while 6 months marks a significant milestone that changes what your baby might need. Use these helpful checklists to make sure your bags are packed with all the essentials your baby needs. 

General Road Trip Packing Checklist for Baby

  • Diapers 
  • Disposable diaper wipes
  • Plastic bags to dispose of diapers
  • Change of clothes for baby
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Pacifier or any special toys for baby
  • Car seat
  • Changing mat

Road Trip Packing Checklist for a 1-to-2-Month-Old Baby 

  • Formula
  • Burp cloths
  • Travel crib

Road Trip Packing Checklist for a 6-Month-Old Baby

  • Booster seat, for picnic tables 
  • Cans/jars of baby food
  • Baby fork/spoon/utensils 
  • Playmat 
  • Travel bed with high sides 


Have a Blast While RV Camping With Your Family!

You’re almost ready to start your amazing vacation with your baby. The only thing left is your RV! 

Cruise America offers some of the best RV rental options for you and your family. Not only can you explore the great outdoors together, but you can do it in style! 

Make Cruise America your home away from home by visiting a rental location near you or visiting us online.