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Concerned that my child may get pinched!

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newatthis1981 Mon 22-Jun-09 22:29:28

Hello yes i know it is totally irrational

I have all the equipment, family tent, been camping many times yet i'm put off going coz i feel like the tent isn't secure enough

She is 17 months and loved the caravan i know she would have a lovely time

Any tips to make me feel better or phone numbers of a good shrink :-)

MumHadEnough Mon 22-Jun-09 22:31:56

Keep her in the same "room" as you in the tent? Thats what we do and ds is just coming up for 7.

MaureenMLove Mon 22-Jun-09 22:32:21

Well I'm not sure it's the best idea, but years ago, when I was wee, my mum and dad used to line the outside of the tent with empty wine bottles!grin

But seriously, if she's in the same inner tent bedroom with you, which I assume she will be, no harm will come to her and I think you know that! smile

JudyBlume1019 Mon 22-Jun-09 22:33:24

I felt the same way before going with dds, kept imagining that someone would eb able to cut a hole in the tent and take them away without me noticing!
Not possible, I'm sure. I completely forgot my fears when we pitched the tent, and I'm sure you will too.

newatthis1981 Mon 22-Jun-09 22:36:05

ha i know i'm insane i can't even believe i'm having the discussion out of my head!!! :-) I'm sure this parenting saga has stolen every once of rational behavior i had

paisleyleaf Mon 22-Jun-09 22:37:38

Maureen, how diligent and attentive of them grin
I think I'll remember that TOP TIP and insist on doing that when we go camping next

newatthis1981 Mon 22-Jun-09 22:38:41

yes cutting hole in tent was exactly the situation i have happening in the over active brain! don't think she'll sleep on floor was going to take travel cot is that another crazy idea?

supersalstrawberry Mon 22-Jun-09 22:39:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

newatthis1981 Mon 22-Jun-09 22:40:51

you'll clearly have to drink all the wine that night to gain empty wine bottles - you'll never wake up if the baby snatchers come being so hammered - maybe a false economy

Washersaurus Mon 22-Jun-09 22:41:25

I'm more worried about ending up with extra children in our tent when we are camping, not the other way around wink

Chuffinnora Mon 22-Jun-09 22:45:05

DH and I always sleep in the living room in front of the bedroom DD and DS sleep in - Guard dog like.
I think its a common fear, but highly highly unlikely.

supersalstrawberry Mon 22-Jun-09 22:45:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

JudyBlume1019 Mon 22-Jun-09 22:51:16

definitely take travel cot, we have a little life one which is perfect for camping

newatthis1981 Mon 22-Jun-09 22:51:23

i shall start building tolerance imediately! and maybe a will expand on the idea and take open corned beef tins and mouse traps and a small shovel to create a moat

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