J.Q. asks from Schenectady, NY on March 27, 2008
Grown Out of a Pack and Play Now What?
Any recommendations for what to use when traveling when your child is over the pack and play weight limit but isn't in a bed? Hotel can't guarantee a crib. Anyone have success witg those Phil and Ted 'tents' or other products?
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T.L. answers from Philadelphia on March 31, 2008
I have the Aero Bed for toddlers and we love it! It has a special design to keep them from rolling out. We just spent a week in Florida and my son did great. It is about $65+ dollars, but iss well worth it and uses twin size sheets and should last until they are teenagers! Good luck!
L.D. answers from Pittsburgh on March 30, 2008
We have asked for a rollaway bed at a hotel. We take the mattress off the roll-a-way and put it on the floor between the 2 double beds or if their is space over by the window area of the room. It works well.
S.P. answers from Philadelphia on March 28, 2008
We have bought and taken bed guards when travelling that worked well for us at hotels because I found out the hard way that "crib" at a hotel is a pack and play. The ideas of a sleeping bag sound like a great idea, just realize that it'll be an adjustment and the first night you won't get much sleep unless maybe you sleep with the child.
H.F. answers from Pittsburgh on March 28, 2008
We have put our children in bed with us during those trips. We usually get a double room. We now have 3 kids but our last trip was about 1 1/2 months before our 7 month old son was born. We would put a child in each of the bed with us. We have a portable bed rail. We put the bed rail on one side and a parent on the other.
I've also seen (in the One Step Ahead catalog) a travel bed for kids. It is a mat of some sort with little side rails. I'm not sure if it blows up or how it works but you might want to check at the One Step Ahead website.
J.M. answers from Erie on March 28, 2008
How about a fun sleeping bag?
K.W. answers from Scranton on March 28, 2008
Onestepahead.com has an inflatable toddler bed. It is just like a mattress, but with little bumpers. Check it out. I would stay away from attachable bed rails because many children die each year from them. They roll over and become stuck between the rail and the bed, and if they are facing the mattress, they can suffocate. I know it sounds harsh, but that is what I read when I did the research on travel beds.
S.A. answers from Philadelphia on March 28, 2008
I travelled to Atlanta with my daughter and we didn't want to lug the pack and play etc, so we found a service in the area we were staying that rented baby necessities which included a crib with amattress, highchair, toys etc. The person arrived on time set everything up and picked it up when we were leaving. We provided our own linen which just made it alot easier.
Check online and you may find something that is helpful. Or see if the hotel can refer a service.
C.H. answers from Allentown on March 27, 2008
how old? if only 5 lbs over use pack. Have them sleep with you, sleeping bag, some have cots
J.T. answers from Scranton on March 28, 2008
We just got our kids new blow up beds for xmas. Our 4 1/2 yr old uses it more than our 2 1/2 yr old, but they are very compact and easy to travel with. They are similar to an air mattress, but its small and you just inflate it with a foot pump and it has a built in pillow at the top so you don't have to pack a pillow. And the top of it is like a sleeping bag, it has a zip down blanket, its perfect and my kids love it! They come in disney themes, I got one at Sams Club and the other on walmart website and they weren't that much. It comes in a little tote to carry it in and its very easy to get it packed up, not like air matresses that never fit back in the box. I would check on the walmart website first, we only saw them at Sams club over the holidays. Good luck, Jennifer
E.M. answers from Johnstown on March 28, 2008
You could go get a couple of the bed rails that slide in between the boxspring and mattress. They fold flat and collapse for storage &/or traveling.