The RV life doesn’t have to stop because of the addition of a little one; it can add to the excitement and fun! Recreational vehicles can make the coziest of homes for families with little ones, and give your child a life of adventure on the open road!
One of the greatest concerns for soon-to-be-parents is the space constraints of a fifth-wheel or mobile home. However, there are many great baby gear options that are perfect for extremely small-space living; here are a few brought to you by RV Living Junction City Storage.
Many companies make smaller profile baby beds, especially for the newborn years, but the best bet for a growing family is a small baby bed that can hold as old of a child as possible, while still being cozy during those early days. Even smaller than a normal playard, but with a bassinet setting or deeper bed for toddlers, the Fisher-Price Ultra-Lite Day and Night Play Yard is a great choice for those interested in small space living!
You’ll never miss the bulkiness of the traditional highchair, with some of the small space alternatives. The Chicco Caddy Hook-On chair won’t take up a valuable table seat like some other small high chairs will, and it’s easy to remove to take into restaurants or to a picnic table outside the RV.
A changing table isn’t a necessity, and with a good diaper caddy, diaper changing can happen on a blanket or waterproof pad anywhere in the trailer. The CozyCaddy Diaper Caddy has handles for easy carrying, and places for all the diaper changing necessities. Expert tip: Have a trashcan outside the trailer for all those stinky diapers, instead of a space-hogging diaper caddy.
Many experienced moms will tell you that if there’s one piece of baby gear they love the most, it’s a comfortable glider rocking chair for all those feeding sessions and snuggles before bed. Many times, a regular arm chair can be removed from the trailer, and a smaller-build glider put into its place. The Naomi Home Brisbane Glider is one of the narrowest rockers available, making it a great choice for small space living.
The kitchen sink works just fine for those early months, but eventually it’s fun to offer your little one the full bath experience, even if you only have a shower. The Stokke Flexi Bath offers a long bathing space for your little one, with a removable drain at the bottom, and also folds up very small for storage somewhere in the bathroom area.
With the thin walls of a trailer or mobile home, plus the unexpected noises that can be part of the trailer life experience, a great sound machine is a must to make sure your little one’s sleep stays uninterrupted, no matter where you’re parked! The Homedics White Noise Sound Machine can be plugged in or battery operated, and offers six different sound settings depending on your baby’s preferences.
While children love the adventures and sights of nature and traveling, it’s always nice for them to have a little place called “home”, which is why an RV is such a great place to live with a baby. You can spend less time on things like cleaning a huge space, and more time exploring the world from the comfort of your own home!
The knowledgeable Junction City storage staff at Self Assured Storage can help you with all your RV storage, downsizing from a home to trailer, and other storage needs today. Let the experts handle it, so you can get exploring—give us a call today!