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Travel cot or hotel supplied baby crib?!

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Peachy86 Tue 05-Apr-16 14:11:39

Planning on taking ds to the Maldives this summer. He will be 7 months old when we take the trip. We will be staying at a 5 star hotel and I thought I would use the baby crib they provide (after cleaning it with sanitising wipes, and airing the mattress first) and bring my own mattress protector and flat sheets.

I mentioned this to a friend who was horrified at the idea. I am now planning on taking my own travel cot but we have to get a seaplane from the main airport to our island and the baggage allowance is only 23kg per person!!

What would you do?

purpleme12 Tue 05-Apr-16 14:18:39

I'd use the hotel's!

Rinceoir Tue 05-Apr-16 14:19:52

It wouldn't even occur to me not to use it.

slicedfinger Tue 05-Apr-16 14:22:04

I think I'd use the one in the hotel to be honest. The luggage storage on the seaplanes is tiny,. Even though I'd sling one in the car, or even on a normal plane, I don't think I would if there was a sea plane involved.

That said, I'd also check that the hotel and you are talking about the same thing when it comes to a crib. We once turned up to a hotel and they used the american meaning, so DD, who was 9 months old at the time was given a fold out bed! They were able to get hold of the right thing, but that wasn't on an island in the middle of nowhere.

Topsyloulou Tue 05-Apr-16 14:27:11

I would use the hotel provided one & their sheets. We've stayed in several hotels with DS both in the UK & abroad & have always used the hotel cot, we just take his grobag. If we're in the UK & in the car I take a sheet & extra mattress but not if there is a plane involved.

TeaBelle Tue 05-Apr-16 14:29:04

Sanitising wipes shock

sooperdooper Tue 05-Apr-16 14:32:05

Use the hotels cot and sheets, it's a 5 star hotel, not a grimy back street B&B

wonkylegs Tue 05-Apr-16 14:43:59

I might be more precious with a newborn but at 7mths I wouldn't give it a second thought to use the hotels one.

butterfly86 Tue 05-Apr-16 15:09:30

I worry about every little thing and we took our travel cot mattress on holiday and put it in their cot....dd was 15 months shock

Peachy86 Tue 05-Apr-16 15:12:40

Thanks for the replies - I feel more confidant using the hotel's one now! I will still take my own sheets though, just feel more comfortable doing so (also little one has sensitive skin so I think it's best to have our own sheets with my fabric conditioner and also smelling of home).

slicedfinger - good point, I will double check to be extra certain!

Peachy86 Tue 05-Apr-16 15:14:02

Ah butterfly86 that's what I thought of doing too, but then I got paranoid that it wouldn't fit securely enough in the hotel's crib/ may leave a gap around the edges?

butterfly86 Tue 05-Apr-16 15:17:56

Ours did fit ok maybe there was a tiny gap but nothing to worry about, it was ridiculous what we took with us we even took the monitor with the sensor pad!

Peachy86 Tue 05-Apr-16 16:10:04

Thanks butterfly86. It's nice to know there are others out there, ha!

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