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Do I really need a travel cot

(4 Posts)
WigglyBraddins Mon 22-Oct-12 21:28:58


DS is 5 months old & we're going to stay with child-free friends for a weekend so need somewhere for him to sleep. We don't go away very often & grandparents already have a travel cot in their (over 100 miles away) house. I don't really want to buy a travel cot as we go away so infrequently I don't think it's worth the expense or the storage space. Is there an alternative for where DS can sleep when we're away? Has anyone ever tried sleeping their baby on a camping mat? Is it safe?

Help please, I'm very very confused (and am meant to be getting quotes for home insurance rather than going on mumsnet).

Thank you in advance smile

Cies Mon 22-Oct-12 21:31:29

Well personally I just put ds in bed with me.

Does he have a pram? He could start off the night in the pram, then switch to the bed with you when you go to sleep.

Can't see a problem with camping mat on the floor either - as long as he can't roll away anywhere.

Could you borrow a travel cot from a friend?

Or could your friends maybe borrow a travel cot from a nearby friend?

Fairylea Mon 22-Oct-12 21:32:00

Personally I'd rather get a cheap travel cot rather than worry myself silly with another arrangement.

Kiddiecare had some about £25 ish last time I checked.

WigglyBraddins Mon 22-Oct-12 21:39:43

Thank you both. Borrowing one's a good idea.

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