Having your grandchildren come camping with you in the RV can be a memorable experience. It can also lead to stress when you realize how un-childproof an RV can be. Rest assured, though, there are plenty of measures you can take before they arrive to create a safe and relaxed environment for everyone.
Depending on the age of the kids you may want to consider outlet covers and cabinet locks to keep little hands out of trouble. Some furniture and counters may have sharp corners which could be temporarily covered with a soft material and tape. Make sure you put as many items away as you can because RV counters are narrow and items left on them are easier for those little ones to reach.
The deep well of your entryway can be blocked by a baby gate or some people simply toss pillows or stuffed animals in it to keep a child from falling down. Others have taken the time to construct a fitted piece of wood to be positioned over the space but that probably requires tools and work space that you don’t have access to. Use what you have available since the children likely are visiting for a short time and you only need a temporary fix.
Bedtime can be a challenge if you have any small enough to need a crib. There are portable cribs available and bedrail/side netting kits as well. For toddlers you might be able to use pillows to keep them from rolling out and place pillows on the floor as well, just in case.
Kids won’t realize that most handles in an RV are less durable than the handles they use at home. Show them the proper way to open doors, drawers, and windows. You’ll also have to have the toilet paper and running water talk with them, of course. They won’t realize that conservation is key when you’re in an RV.
It may take a reminder or two but they will get the hang of it and, if the weather is good, they will probably be outside with you most of the time. Sharing the RV experience with your Grands is a wonderful thing for everyone and we love seeing it happen here at Beaver Meadow Family Campground every day.