Motorhoming with new baby

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  1. GeebeeJaybee

    GeebeeJaybee

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    Has anyone used there MH with a new baby? If so what are the things to consider?

    We bought the MH last year as we knew we would be adopting and thought it would be great for little ones. Never imaging the little one would be newborn though!

    Obviously no issues with a moses basket etc and our MH is fully winterised so no issues with the cold but just want to be prepared.

    Jen
     
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    Our two children have "camped" with us since being babes, my advise would be take more bottles than you think you need and when baby is a little older a travel cot is invaluable.
     
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    We've caravaned with two newborns and a 23 month old. Ours kids were 11,11,13 when we got the Motorhome but it's the same difference, in a caravan.
    Proper car seats a must. Properly fixed in , if in a Motorhome. There's lots of incidents of car seats tipping over in motorhomes on the Internet. Due to not being correctly fitted.
    We had nets on the bed sides to stop them falling out, when older. Moses baskets on the beds when newborns. We found the kids slept better because off all the fresh air !
    Also a back pack which baby sits in , with a detachable sunshade, that stands up like a high chair when put on the floor was a great help. When out and about very Multifunctional.
    We also had a blow up paddling pool . Outside Pop a blanket in a few toys couple of babies bobs your uncle. Room to roll about and play .
    As they get older water , cups balls bath toys etc. Until they are properly mobile the paddling pool keeps them contained. It's easy as new born , gets trickier when they can move of their own accord !!
    Bet your sooooooooo excited. Not long now. How lucky are you getting a newborn baby ! Very best wishes . I'm sure your new baby will be very much loved .
     
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    Thanks - baby has still not put in an appearance but is due on Friday. The planned trip this weekend to the lake district may have to be cancelled! Will wait an see for now.

    Jen
     
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    Congratulations on your adoption. We motorhomed with our granddaughter when baby and it was fine. Something to think of for future is stair gate to go across the door. We had to make one as couldn't get one to fit. Good luck
     
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