L.C. asks from Stowe, VT on July 03, 2008
I have a large son who just turned 2. He is about 3 ft 1 inches and weighs 40 pounds. He does not fit into the pack n play anymore and we travel a lot. He definitely is not ready for a "big boy bed". So I was wondering if anyone might have any suggestions?
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So What Happened?™
Thank you all so much for your advice! We ended up getting Phil and Teds Traveller. It is big enough for him and he loves it. It was a bit tough to put together the first time and I can't get it to fit back in the bag, but otherwise it is perfect!
thank you all again
G.V. answers from New London on July 07, 2008
QVC sells a kid's inflatable bed. This would be perfect for you when you travel. Here's the details:
Item number T25130 Inflatable Multi-Position Children's Ready Bed w/Battery Pump. It is $34.96. It comes with a carrying bag. Go to qvc.com and in the search box type in T25130. Good luck!
J.H. answers from Providence on July 06, 2008
They sell an air mattress for children its smaller than an adult one and it has edges on the sides so he cant fall out, it was in a magazine i get randomly called one step ahead try the web site. Good luck
A.M. answers from Hartford on July 04, 2008
Have to agree about the Aerobed. It does set up and break down easily--we have been using it with our 4 year old.
L.L. answers from Boston on July 07, 2008
My friend got a travel tent bed from One Step Ahead for her 2 + yr old. It zips up and even helps keep the light out if you need it to be dark when he sleeps. She loves it and her son loves it so much that after they used it while on vacation for a week--they dismantled his crib and this travel tent inflatable bed is his bed all the time. He loves getting in and out of it and usually stays in it once he's zipped in it. I'm thinking of getting one for my son who is almost 2. Check it out online or in the catalog! Good luck!
L.Q. answers from Boston on July 04, 2008
J.O. answers from Boston on July 04, 2008
there is a travel baby tent that you can buy that has an airbed inside. that way you can zip him in if you have trouble keeping him in bed. My neighbor has one and her two year old loves it. It zips up unti a little bad for travel. I believe one step ahead had them.
K.S. answers from Boston on July 04, 2008
L.B. answers from Portland on July 04, 2008
We also had this problem. We used gates on either side of the bed. They make ones that will go the whole length of the bed. Our little girl is very long for her age and really grew out of her crib shortly after 2 yo. We bought a big girl bed and put the gates up, they slide under the mattress so are easy to remove. The ones we purchased were travel friendly, they fold up into a nice small bag. Good Luck!
J.G. answers from Hartford on July 04, 2008
We use blow up beds for our little girls - a much less expensive option is the toddler inflatable beds by marshmellow. I got a pooh bear one at costco for $13 and a princess one at target for $18... they have held up great, blow up quickly and the kids love them! Good luck - just wanted to tell you you can get theses beds for much less $ than leaps and bounds...
S.H. answers from Boston on July 04, 2008
Try the Safety First Travel Trundle - very lightweight and portable, plus it still fits my 4 year old who is tall for his age. It can be put onto the floor or onto a twin bed and has 4 inch raised sides.