I know there have been similar threads but I'm looking for the best recommendations for both??!? DH have finally decided to go away for a week, abroad, and we have a 10 month old and a 2.5 year old.. Staying in an apartment and beds wont be an option as stone/tiled floor and petrified of 2.5 yo rolling out!!!!!!
She is already in junior type bed, have seen those little inflatable beds, are they any good for a lo to sleep on for a week?????
And any tips for a good, reasonably priced travel cot???!?!??!?! Weight is an issue as limited weight allowed on plane!!!!
No need to go buy a readybed (tho they're fine for LOs). If the 2yo is already used to sleeping in a bed, then get a collapsible bedguard (Babydan, I think) and fit it to the bed over there. If you're still concerned about the gaps at top and bottom, stack pillows/sofa cushions etc on the floor. Or you could just put the mattress directly on the floor.
Can you not hire a travel cot over there? The apartment agents may be able to provide one. They're big and bulky, and will use up a substantial amount of your travel allowance.
Forgot about bedguard, already have one on dd1 bed, could just take that i suppose.. Can't hire travel cot out there i dont think, the apartment has been arranged through a friend of a friend, the basic, heres an appartment with beds and some chairs type thing!
Thanks for the bed guard though, never thought of that
One thing I would recommend is buying a travel cot matress and taking that with you, along with a couple of sheets - we did this when went to Syria with DS. He had a family memeber's travel cot but I was able to relax in knowledge that he was at least sleeping on his own matress that conformed to safety standards, clean etc and it fitted lovely into the suitcase -hardly any weight
Google a 'Little Life Twin Arc' travel cot - designed for camping and very light weight and packs very small for putting in a suit-case. It is fairly expensive - about £70 but we have been using ours for about a year now and it's great - worth every penny!
Having said that, we've just come back from a holiday in Spain and hired a travel cot from the hotel - it was very respectable and in perfectly good condition so it may be worth finding out if you can do this before you spend the money on it.
We are going out to Lebanon and there isn't a tour operator type thing where we could hire one from, it would literally be a case of asking round for one when where out there, and don't fancy being stick without one and having a baby in bed!!!
busybaby, how old is your baby?? as in how long does the cot last until?? DD2 is fairly long!!!