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Old 05-08-2020, 08:33 PM   #1
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17FQ with an infant?

My first daughter was born in February, and now that the Covid-19 mess is stabilizing, we're looking at potentially resuming camping.

Anyone have any guidance as far as how to keep an infant well while camping? My main concern is the air conditioner and the volume of air it throws out. We hung a curtain across the bed area because it was giving my wife and me sore throats at night. I can only imagine how bad my baby would feel after being exposed to that wind tunnel all night.

Where would you park a crib? Lower the table into a bed and put it there? In a 17FQ, that's right under the AC unit and catches all reflected air from our curtain and that blown against the bathroom wall.

Help? And thanks!
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Old 05-08-2020, 09:15 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your new daughter!
Do you really need a crib? She can't be all that big at only 3 months. Is it possible to get a small basket crib and put her on the bed in between you two? I know you're not supposed to put an infant in a bed with adults in case they forget and roll over onto the infant, but a small basket or box would solve that.
If you're going to put it in the dinette, I'd make some type of cover to hang over the crib and deflect the air.
You might want to turn the temp down and put the fan on low.
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