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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:

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  1. #1
    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








  2. #2
    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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    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


  4. #4
    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,






  5. #5
    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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  6. #6
    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





  7. #7
    armstrca
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    <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.
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    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



  8. #8
    CS Haig
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    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







  9. #9
    mem68
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    I keep my baby bed mattress under my son's bed for extra kid company,

    pretend camp outs, or just to play on. Put pillows in front of her and she

    won't fall out.

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: "pseuzanne" <pseuzanne@yahoo.com>

    To: <Budget101_@yahoogroups.com>

    Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 10:39 AM

    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








  10. #10
    Ann Garner
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    At 11:25 AM 3/28/2008, you wrote:



    >What about with you, when you are at your house,

    >a hotel or your aunt's. Put a pillow between

    >you and her cause they are little

    >heaters. Tell her it is only for that time and not for all the time.

    >

    >Tent they have kids character sleeping bags. She would enjoy that



    That sleeping bag with an air mattress

    underneath, or even a roll of 3" thick foam

    rubber under it would make a wonderful "bed" any

    place you are concerned with the young lady

    rolling off the bed. I personally don't have

    kids, but I've seen both my sisters do a pallet

    in the floor for a nap with the idea in mind that

    it would not be a far fall to roll off a foam

    rubber pillow. Now that I think of it,

    the couch cushions have been used for this more

    than one time that I can remember.



    Ann in Arkansas










  11. #11
    Shana Lawson
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    What about just taking hermattress out of her crib and just laying it onthe floor?

    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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    Sue Bogert
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    while we tent camped and traveled we used our pack and play. This was nice as I

    was able to fold it up and out of the way and it was very portable. Never had

    to worry about the child falling out of bed.



    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








  13. #13
    Shannon
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    For tent camping, I presume you're car camping instead of hiking in? (with

    a toddler, that is, LOL) For padding, I'd suggest either looking into a

    camp mat now for her or packing some extra blankets for "cushion" and

    splurging on a sleeping bag of her choice. If you get a "kid sized", you

    can always fold the bottom under for additional cushion. This would also

    work for sleeping in your room - particularly if you'll be camping

    frequently in the future, make it fun - plus, no worrying about rolling over

    or off.

    She's not going to be this size for long, so if you buy something specific,

    you might as well buy a regular kid size to get the use out of it, rather

    than buying twice.



    As for the aunt's house, what about sleeping on a couch or the floor there?

    If that's not an option, I remember going to sleep at Gma's with the chairs

    from the dining room table on either side of the bed as "guard rails". No

    drastic damage done - in fact, it's a humourous memory now and it did the

    trick. Less to haul, too.

    For the hotel, you might want to call ahead - they may have either a small

    rollaway bed you could strategically place between the regular bed and the

    wall, or some of them have fold down guard rails, but you do have to reserve

    those in advance and occasionally pay a small fee ($5 ish).



    Hope that helps!



    ~S



    ----- Original Message -----

    From: "pseuzanne" <pseuzanne@yahoo.com>

    > - 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?








  14. #14
    Monique
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    Stroller.

    Also, the airline if they have drinks should also have juice.



    On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 12:13 PM, Herlean <wm_jun99@yahoo.com> wrote:

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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.






  15. #15
    Erica Hager
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    my daughter actually prefers sleeping in her pack and play to a crib or toddler bed! so that is where she sleeps we will transition her into a toddler bed next year most likely

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