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Can anyone help me decide where we sleep? (Camper, awning, children question)

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IcedTeaOneSugar Tue 09-Jul-13 08:39:46

We used a travel cot side for dd dd in our tourer to stop her rolling out, they fold down for storage. We used it at home when she moved into a single bed so we got our money worth.

Blu Thu 04-Jul-13 14:14:21

Double SIM rather than airbed?

ShoeWhore Tue 02-Jul-13 21:14:41

Ooh we used to have one of those too stargirl - the dcs used to fight over who got to sleep in it lol.

stargirl1701 Tue 02-Jul-13 17:41:31

We have a UV tent for the beach with a mattress for DD - tent within a tent grin

ShoeWhore Tue 02-Jul-13 17:39:32

Self inflating mat is so low it would be more of a gentle roll off rather than a fall OP. Hth.

Alanna1 Tue 02-Jul-13 13:20:33

Camping mat rather than airbed?

sameoldIggi Tue 02-Jul-13 13:16:27

Hello, thanks for the replies.
I suppose part of me doesn't want to bring the travel cot, enormous thing that it is. I have bought today a double airbed, that has two separate chambers in it, so in theory when I move on one side he won't bounce in the air on the other. I think I'm more worried he'll roll off and get stuck in the side of the tent somehow. If he is in the van, I worry he rolls off the bed in there (which would be a couple of feet to fall) - basically, I just worry!
We'll have the option of sleeping inside or out on the airbeds, so I'll see how the first night goes.
Really hoping you're right re the fresh air, for both of them! and DH

ShoeWhore Tue 02-Jul-13 10:01:54

Is it that little ones shouldn't be on an airbed at all or just shouldn't share it with you? How close to you does ds2 like/need to get? Just wondering if you could manage with two single airbeds right next to each other? Or self inflating mats which are firmer ime and move around much less.

Like hoarders idea too.

Or could you not sit in the awning in the evening and put him to bed in the van? Battery operated lantern for light?

When ds1 was little he slept next to me in our tent on his own SIM. All that fresh air really knocked him out, he slept brilliantly.

MrsHoarder Tue 02-Jul-13 09:55:13

Can you try to put DC2 down in his travel cot in the awning for the evening and then you + DC2 cosleep on a mattress in the van and DH sleep out with DC1?

Then if DC2 goes out like a dream in his travel cot you can have the van to yourself

sameoldIggi Mon 01-Jul-13 23:11:04

Hello, heading off this week on first proper holiday camping since dc2 arrived. He's 13 months, and there's a five-year-old as well.
With ds1, we slept in the inner tent in the awning, us on double air bed, him in travel cot.
Ds2 is a different type when it comes to sleep, and currently sleeps with me for most of the night.
Anyway (getting to the point at last) I'd thought he could sleep with me on a double air bed, and dh and ds1 could have their own airbeds, all in inner tent thingy. But a search showed me a thread where people were saying co-sleeping would be unsafe on an air bed. Obviously I don't want to endanger him in any way, but pretty sure we'll get little sleep if he has to be in the travel cot..
Any ideas? What have you done?
We don't want to sleep in the van as we want to use it in the evening, it will have electricity.

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