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    Camping with young children

    Who's done it and do you have any tips?

    I'm trying to find ideas for a safe way for Nora to sleep either on the floor or single bed of my Neon. Some kind of cosleeper?
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    Both of my kids were about 2 when we took them camping. We waited until they could walk to make it a bit easier in the field. We tented with them and also had a camper at least for Danny. No real tips. In a tent we had them next to us. When in the camper He slept on the lower level so he didnt fall.

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    How do you keep them rounded up once they get to the walking stage? without putting them in a fence?
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    Leash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo92 View Post
    Leash.
    I have a hard time with the thought of that, considering half the time I dont even have my dog on a leash...
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    Dogs are more obedient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 97TJGUZZY View Post
    How do you keep them rounded up once they get to the walking stage? without putting them in a fence?
    It comes with practice; eventually you will grow eyes in the back of your head. That really keeps them guessing.

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    Yeah you just keep an eye on them. It is a pain at that age. I always liked my pickup truck bed for holding them for a bit :)

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    Camping with young children

    I didn't like the leash pre-children. It will get to a point where your child can walk and will refuse to be held because they want the independence of walking. That's when you do the leash, it gives them "freedom" without fighting them when they want to be put down and walk on their own. It's probably a 6-9 month period and as hard as it is to believe it's not the same as walking a dog. You also don't do it 100% of the time either.

    I was a "no-leash" person earlier in life.

    Pickup truck bed does well too.

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