PPL Motorhomes loves kids!!! I know that most of you out there, like myself, have grandchildren. I also know that you probably like to take them camping so they can experience the great outdoors at a relatively young age. You might even be a new parent who can’t wait go go on your weekend jaunts to the National Parks, or your favorite RV Parks. However, just like in your home, you need to “Baby Proof your RV”.
There are lot’s of hazards both inside and outside of your RV. The question is can you identify them and how can you protect your child or grandchild from them? I’m not going to lie this can be a seemingly impossible task, however there are a few things that you can do to protect that little bundle of joy, or tiny terror…which ever one you may have.
Your RV has many of the same temptations and trouble spots found in your house. Be sure to start with the basics. Outlet covers are a dime a dozen and should be used liberally throughout the interior. Latch all cabinets, even those compartments with nothing to hide, if for no other reason than to dissuade kids from hiding their toys, food or the cat. Be on the lookout for sharp edges and corners found on some dinettes, entryway steps, and counter tops. Hey, this might be a good opportunity to use those swimming noodles I wrote about a week ago, they can possibly save your kiddo from a nasty gash.
The bottom line is to approach your RV like you would your home. Kids put things in their mouths, so remove all tiny objects that are in their reach. Kids like to stick things in wall sockets…cover them. It really is just basic common sense. Of course, junior isn’t going to be doing any of this at 2 months old, but as soon as he, or she learns to crawl, you could be in for a big surprise when you find out how much trouble your child can get into.
Watch the video below for a few hints you can use in your RV.
If you have any other ideas on how to baby proof your RV, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below, or come into one of our Texas RV Dealerships and share your ideas with our staff. There is no doubt that other families can benefit from your experience.