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Old 04-11-2016, 08:57 PM   #1
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Where does your baby sleep?

Hi! This is our first year camping with our almost 1 year old in our 23ikss. Thinking we will have to bring our pack and play but hate to lose the floor space and put up and down every night. Was wondering if anyone had any different ideas of where their 1 year olds slept.

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Old 04-11-2016, 09:08 PM   #2
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We had bunks. With a net.

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Old 04-11-2016, 09:30 PM   #3
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It would appear that play pens have made numerous advances in the 30 yrs since our daughter was 6 months old. But we had a play pen that unfolded very similar to the way camp chairs do. Opened into a square similar to this:

Graco Pack 'n Play Play Yard TotBloc - Harris | BabiesRUs

but did not have legs, the bottom sat right on the floor. We put this up on one of the bunks of our popup. She slept in it for 2 years, then her brother slept in it for 2 years. Worked very well.

You might like something like this a bit better:

KidCo PeaPod Travel Bed - Red | BabiesRUs

Note that in our popup, the back bunk was only 10 ft away and the view between us and the bunk was wide open.

I'm guessing you're the DH, not the DW. I strongly suspect the DW is NOT going to want to put the 1 yr old in the back bunk, 20 feet away, with only a few feet of opening to monitor what's going on. I strongly suspect you're going to end up losing that floor space at night.
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:33 PM   #4
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When we had out hybrid I took some 12 inch laminated closet shelving and shelf brackets and made a L out of the them, I made 3 sections like that. I only did 3 sections because my DW was too nervous about letting our DD sleep by herself in the camper. I placed one end under the mattress and the other stuck up over the mattress about 8 inches. I just put the L pieces on floor under the dinette when traveling.

The people that bought the camper from us folded the table down and put the pack-n-play on top of it, bad thing being that you have to set it up and take it down every time you want to use the table.
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:54 PM   #5
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I don't know if this will work for your trailer but I have seen where some put the dinette table into bed position (no cushions) and set the pack and play on the table.
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:06 PM   #6
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We took our twins camping when they were about 2 1/2 months old and we used bassinets, but now that they are 8 months and too big for the bassinets I'm not sure what we will do. I'll be following this thread for all the suggestions!

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Old 04-11-2016, 10:13 PM   #7
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back in the 70's, when we HAD babies,we had an 11.5' coachmen slide in. They slept in the converted dinette.I made a 12" (or so) high board with dowels that we dropped into holes drilled into the seats and table.Only problem we had was they werent always ready to sleep when we put them there.They would sit and look out the window at the campfire untill one us got them out for awhile!
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We are grandparents now and so our grandchild sleeps in a pac n play where our dinning table use to be!! We store the table when we know our grandson will be with us. It also opens up a big area for him to play with his toys if he needs to say inside. We have an 8329SS and so we have the space. We did place him at the foot of our bed surrounded by pillows last year.
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When our kids were little & we had a pop up, we would use 'toddler bed rails along the side that opened to the living area to keep them 'in bed' and not rolling out! siimlar to these:

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Nothing against all this but did this when I was 25&27 now my boys are 23&21 so glad I don't have to carry all this stuff around anymore, was a haste but now they make stuff much more simple then they did in 1992.

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