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    pseuzanne
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    My daughter is 2.5, and still sleeps in a crib. I will be

    transitioning her into a "big girl bed" in a couple months. I'm

    wondering about sleeping accomodations for a few situations we have

    coming up:



    - tent camping (just her and I in the tent)

    - sleeping at a hotel

    - sleeping at my aunt's house where there is an extra bed

    - she will also be staying in my bedroom with me for a few nights

    this summer, due to company coming



    I've seen travel beds for toddlers that are basically air mattresses

    with sides, but they run about $70. What else can she sleep on when

    we're in the tent or my bedroom?



    For the hotel and my aunt's house, of course there will be a bed. But

    as she will be new to sleeping in a regular bed, I would worry about

    her falling out, and might bring guard rails with me.



    Any ideas for what would be convenient and not too expensive for


    these situations?



    Thanks,

    Suzanne








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    angies_groups
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    Suzanne,



    We always used the Fold and Go type
    playpens as beds. They are easy to transport and safe for toddlers not quite
    ready for a real bed, especially in a strange location. If you don’t want
    to buy one new, you can probably get one on Freecycle or borrow one from a
    friend for the times you need it.



    HTH



    ….angie

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    From: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of pseuzanne

    Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 11:40
    AM

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Budget101.com : Travel
    bed for toddler








    My daughter is 2.5, and still sleeps in a crib. I will
    be

    transitioning her into a "big girl bed" in a couple months. I'm

    wondering about sleeping accomodations for a few situations we have

    coming up:



    - tent camping (just her and I in the tent)

    - sleeping at a hotel

    - sleeping at my aunt's house where there is an extra bed

    - she will also be staying in my bedroom with me for a few nights

    this summer, due to company coming



    I've seen travel beds for toddlers that are basically air mattresses

    with sides, but they run about $70. What else can she sleep on when

    we're in the tent or my bedroom?



    For the hotel and my aunt's house, of course there will be a bed. But

    as she will be new to sleeping in a regular bed, I would worry about

    her falling out, and might bring guard rails with me.



    Any ideas for what would be convenient and not too expensive for

    these situations?



    Thanks,

    Suzanne







  3. #3
    Kristin
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    Default Travel bed for toddler

    Newbie here, maybe something like this blow up bed: http://www.amazon.com/Junior-Diego-G...6719910&sr=8-3 Kristin

    pseuzanne <pseuzanne@yahoo.com> wrote: My daughter is 2.5, and still sleeps in a crib. I will be
    transitioning her
    into a "big girl bed" in a couple months. I'm
    wondering about sleeping accomodations for a few situations we have
    coming up:

    - tent camping (just her and I in the tent)
    - sleeping at a hotel
    - sleeping at my aunt's house where there is an extra bed
    - she will also be staying in my bedroom with me for a few nights
    this summer, due to company coming

    I've seen travel beds for toddlers that are basically air mattresses
    with sides, but they run about $70. What else can she sleep on when
    we're in the tent or my bedroom?

    For the hotel and my aunt's house, of course there will be a bed. But
    as she will be new to sleeping in a regular bed, I would worry about
    her falling out, and might bring guard rails with me.

    Any ideas for what would be convenient and not too expensive for
    these situations?

    Thanks,
    Suzanne




    Kristin
    Streamwood-Barrington and Bode


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    Herlean
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    Suzanne



    We are actually going to test out having our toddler sleep in his pack N play

    during naps to see how he does. Otherwise, we are going to let him just sleep

    with us when we are traveling this summer. No need to cart it with us if he

    won't sleep in it. Just something else to take with us.



    Herlean



    pseuzanne <pseuzanne@yahoo.com> wrote:

    My daughter is 2.5, and still sleeps in a crib. I will be

    transitioning her into a "big girl bed" in a couple months. I'm

    wondering about sleeping accomodations for a few situations we have

    coming up:



    - tent camping (just her and I in the tent)

    - sleeping at a hotel

    - sleeping at my aunt's house where there is an extra bed

    - she will also be staying in my bedroom with me for a few nights

    this summer, due to company coming



    I've seen travel beds for toddlers that are basically air mattresses

    with sides, but they run about $70. What else can she sleep on when

    we're in the tent or my bedroom?



    For the hotel and my aunt's house, of course there will be a bed. But

    as she will be new to sleeping in a regular bed, I would worry about

    her falling out, and might bring guard rails with me.



    Any ideas for what would be convenient and not too expensive for

    these situations?



    Thanks,






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    Herlean
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    In a few weeks, we will be taking our toddler on his first plane ride.
    I am already trying to figure out what to pack into the carry-on to make our travels easier. I am thinking: Snacks Juice (for him) - I called. The airline will allow unopened juice for our toddler through security. Change of clothes Basic diaper bag items Portable DVD player and a couple of DVDs Book or two Small toy Replica of his favorite stuffed animal (leaving #1 at home, safe& secure) I am going to use a backpack to combine the diaper bag and my purse. I will pack my purse (empty) into the suitcase for carrying while we are on our trip. One less thing to keep track of in the airports. Any suggestions? Experiences you careto share? Thanks! He will be 2 years old when we go. We are flying out at night, right about his bedtime, so hopefully, he will sleep for a good deal of the trip. Unless, he is overly excited by flying and stays up. I am sure he will do well. He is a great traveler (long car trips are no problem). Thanks! Herlean

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    Carole
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    when mine were that age--too many years ago---we used a regular sized sleeping bag- not a double=with a foam pad inside--the foam pad was removable and washable as were the sleeping bag--we zipped them up and played camping and they were as happy as clams abn secure also

    pseuzanne <pseuzanne@yahoo.com> wrote: My daughter is 2.5, and still sleeps in a crib. I will be
    transitioning her into a "big girl bed" in a couple months. I'm
    wondering about sleeping accomodations for a few situations we have
    coming up:

    - tent
    camping (just her and I in the tent)
    - sleeping at a hotel
    - sleeping at my aunt's house where there is an extra bed
    - she will also be staying in my bedroom with me for a few nights
    this summer, due to company coming

    I've seen travel beds for toddlers that are basically air mattresses
    with sides, but they run about $70. What else can she sleep on when
    we're in the tent or my bedroom?

    For the hotel and my aunt's house, of course there will be a bed. But
    as she will be new to sleeping in a regular bed, I would worry about
    her falling out, and might bring guard rails with me.

    Any ideas for what would be convenient and not too expensive for
    these situations?

    Thanks,
    Suzanne





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    armstrca
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    Default Travel bed for toddler

    <SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt;COLOR: teal;FONT-FAMILY: 'Comic Sans MS';">What about with you, when you are at your house, a hotel or your aunt's.<SPAN> Put a pillow between you and her cause they are little heaters.<SPAN> Tell her it is only for that time and not for all the time.
    <SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt;COLOR: teal;FONT-FAMILY: 'Comic Sans MS';">Tent they have kids character sleeping bags.<SPAN> She would enjoy that.
    <SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt;COLOR: teal;FONT-FAMILY: 'Comic Sans MS';">



    From: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of pseuzanne
    Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 10:40 AM
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: Budget101.com : Travel bed for toddler

    I'm wondering about sleeping accomodations for a few situations we have coming up:
    - tent camping (just her and I in the tent)
    - sleeping at a hotel
    - sleeping at my aunt's house where there is an extra bed
    - she will also be staying in my bedroom with me for a few nights this summer, due to company coming



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    CS Haig
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    Default Travel bed for toddler

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">






    wondering about sleeping accomodations for a few
    situations we have coming up:








    <font size="3" color="navy" face="Times New Roman">12.0pt;color:navy;">With my daughter, 18 months, a <font color="navy"><span style="color:navy;">fe<font color="navy"><span style="color:navy;">w of the things we’ve done are to put her in a plastic
    box (we used an under-the-bed storage box) on the floor, then put a blanket in
    it. She slept on the blanket and was contained by the low sides of the
    box. <font color="navy"><span style="color:navy;">No,
    we did NOT put the lid on it!!! We also use lots of pillows when
    I visit my parents’ house – we pile them up on the side of the bed
    to keep her from accidentally rolling off and then lots more on the floor to
    catch her if she does (although she never has). Be prepared to not get
    much sleep, though. I swear, those little ones move around so much in
    their cribs – when you give them free rein in a big bed, they’re
    all over it!!!





    For peace of mind,
    though, it might be worth investing in a fold-up playpen – they have some
    travel-sized ones that are smaller than the normal, crib-sized beds. They’re
    very easy to fold up and store, but they provide comfort in knowing that your
    child won’t be able to get up and wander around a strange place in the
    middle of the night. My niece, when she was little, slept on a pallet on
    the floor once – she actually rolled her way under the bed during the
    night. It was a panicked few minutes the next morning while my sister searched all over for
    her!!





    Sheridan in OK







 

 
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