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Noddy question - what does your toddler sleep in when you go camping?

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dinkystinky Fri 11-Jul-08 09:42:11

DH has convinced me to give camping a try, with our 2year old DS, in mid August. As total camping novice, have no idea what DS should sleep in (am assuming DH and I will take sleeping bag and pillow for us).. we'll be using a travel cot I think (to trap DS while we're busy doing other stuff if nothing else!) so would a blanket underneath, a 2.5 tog grobag and a blanket ontop be enough for him - or should I invest in a proper sleeping bag for him? Any advice from you experienced mumsnet campers would be most gratefully received.

LilRedWhiskGersingles Fri 11-Jul-08 09:44:33

DD is two and sleeps in a travel cot when camping.

She has a blanket under the sheet and then her 2.5tog growbag and a blanket for on top if needed and she's fine. Her hands get a little cold, but the rest of her is toasty warm.

dylsmum1998 Fri 11-Jul-08 14:13:30

my dd is 2 and sleeps in a normal sleeping bag snuggled up between ds and me. we each have our own sleeeping bag but all sleep on one double airbed.
we wouldnt have space in the car for a travel cot, but dont think she would sleep in it if we took it anyway

Jojay Fri 11-Jul-08 14:18:29

My ds is 20 months and a couple of weeks ago he slept in a travel cot with an extra mattress, long sleeved / legged pyjamas and a 2.5 tog sleeping bag. (Grobag type, not grown up one) We took a couple of blankets and his cot duvet. The first night he had the blanket on top of the sleeping bag, the second night was chillier so he had the duvet on top.

He was fine, not cold at all. My advice would be to take layers. And wellies for dewy mornings smile

Have fun

Lemontart Fri 11-Jul-08 14:19:55

Sleeping bags. We always fold it over in half so they can’t slip down too far

mrschop Fri 11-Jul-08 20:09:03

We had our first baby/toddler camping trip last weekend, and I used a fleece all in one over pj's (so she was still warm in the morning once she got out of bed + was wandering around), a growbag and cot duvet or thick (fleece) blanket - a cellular one wasn't warm enough.

Also, a blanket or fleece sheet underneath stops any cold coming up from the ground.

DD (14 months) wouldn't go off to sleep in the travel cot (too sunny/noisy outside I think) so we put her in the buggy till she dropped off then wrapped her up in her cot.

Millimat Fri 11-Jul-08 21:55:23

I have just bought a Coleman Chestnut Extend Kids Sleeping Bag for 18 month old ds as I was bothered he would be swamped by a full child sleeping bag. Bargain too - £9 reduced from £25!!
this is the link here

giggly Fri 11-Jul-08 23:14:52

Under the duvet with both of us, everyone all toasty.

dinkystinky Tue 15-Jul-08 16:51:11

Brilliant - thanks all. Giggly - DS is not a co-sleeper; he's a co-insomniac when we try it grin Will hold off on splashing out on sleeping bags until I know if I like this camping lark or not and try the fleece pjs and grobag and fleece blanket. Thanks for the toptip about wellies Jojay

halia Thu 17-Jul-08 19:54:50

well we're off this weekend with DS aged 3 1/4, he'll be in his growbag (which he's dropping at home but i want him contained!), on top of some foam mats for softness. Then I plan on using an old rectabgular sleeping bag to go under and round him (will take clips) to kind of keep him in one place and stop him flailing around or rolling onto me!

Getting a bit concerned now, DS goes to bed at 7ish at home. I was hoping for 9pm on the campsite. He's definitly another co-insomniac so has alwasy slept in his own cot, but I think I'll be sharing one room of the tent with him!

Ah well, I'll pack beach shelter as well and if he wriggles too much I'll decamp to that!
(can't share DH side of the tent as DH too big to fit another person in there with him + snores/flails horribly) Why oh why am I stuck in a family with two noisy active sleepers?

dinkystinky Mon 21-Jul-08 15:10:19

Dont worry Halia - my DS goes to bed around 7.30 normally at home; am fully expecting him to stay up until at least 9.30 when camping...

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