Are you thinking of getting some kids camping tents for the next camping trip, because your kids just won’t stop begging for their own tents? But you are still not certain whether that is really such a good idea? That’s nothing to feel bad about. We parents just simply can’t help worrying about our children’s safety. To make you feel better, take a closer look at your kids (and yourself). Afterwards, you should feel much more comfortable with your decision.
4 questions to determine if your family is ready to add kids camping tents:
- How old are your kids?
- How independent are they?
- How responsible are they?
- Do you feel comfortable with them sleeping alone?
Question #1: How old are your kids?
School kids should be pretty fine sleeping in their own kids camping tents. They already do many things alone and are used to being without you for longer periods. Smaller kids better stay with their parents. Or you can get bigger kids camping tents and let them sleep together with older siblings.
Question #2: How independent are your kids?
Older kids should not have problems, but younger ones might not feel comfortable sleeping alone, especially when they are used to having you close during the night. They might also need help with dressing, finding the bathroom or going to the toilet. If your children might not be comfortable alone or are not independent enough, keep them with you, or let them sleep with older siblings in their kids camping tents.
Question #3: How responsible are your kids?
Some kids are more responsible than others, and younger kids can be more responsible than others who are older. But a 3 year old might just wander off for an adventure without thinking and get lost on the campground. Teenagers are often up to mischief, and it’s difficult to control them when they sleep in their own kids camping tents. If your children obey rules well, don’t worry about them sleeping alone. If you can’t trust them to behave, it’s better to keep them in the family tent where you can keep an eye on them.
Question #4: Do you feel comfortable with them sleeping alone?
You need to be comfortable with this, too. If you lie awake the whole night worrying about your children, maybe getting these kids camping tents is not a good idea. But in general, you don’t need to worry about your children’s safety on the campground. They are not more in danger than at home, since they are surrounded by lots of peaceful campers. If you have answered the questions above and decided your children can be on their own, they will be fine.
Kids camping tents are great fun and your children will enjoy them. If you have very young children too, use two kids camping tents but don’t group the kids according to age as you would normally do. Rather place an older child with a younger one, so that you know the little ones are well looked after. They will feel safer that way, too.