Getting a full night’s sleep while camping can be challenging for young kids. Enjoying late nights around the campfire and waking up with the birds at the first crack of dawn can lead to cranky, tired little campers. If you’re looking to improve your kids’ camping sleep routine, try out a few of these helpful suggestions.
Keeping to a similar routine and bringing familiar items helps ease the transition from home to RV. Pack along favourite stuffed animals, blankets and pillows to make bedtime look and feel more familiar.
Make it Dark
The bright rays of summer sunlight streaming through your RV windows will have everyone up at the crack of dawn. Encourage a later rising time by adding blackout blinds or window coverings to your RV. You can even find retractable vent shades to prevent light coming in from above.
Afternoon quiet time
If your kids still nap, be sure to keep close to your regular nap routine. If you’re past the napping stage, it still helps to set aside time in the afternoon for everyone (including you!) to enjoy a quiet time. Pack along a box of quiet time activities to choose from, such as books, colouring, puzzles, or solo card games, and everyone can retreat to their own space to rest and recharge.
Make it comfortable
We believe a good night’s sleep requires a good mattress. If your RV’s mattresses have lost their spring, upgrade to an RV Traveler’s Choice mattress. Made from durable, high density posturized foam, it provides long lasting comfort. Visit our website to see the benefits of each model.
Days at the campground don’t go on forever, but the memories you make as a family do last. There comes a time when you may need to lower you expectations, let bedtimes slide, and roast a few more s’mores.
If you’re ready for a better night’s sleep in your RV, now is the perfect time to upgrade your comfort. RV Care dealerships across the country are offering great deals from July 1-31, 2019, on RV Traveler’s Choice mattresses, pillows, sheet sets and mattress protectors.