May 12, 2010 at 7:54 am #1258840
What sleeping system to use if you do NOT want a 15month old 'baby' to consider the whole room as the play yard for the night? We need a UL solution and NOT one of those 5 kg foldable babybeds which people with cars use. It needs to be carried around for a few weeks…
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@greg23Locale: ColoradoMay 12, 2010 at 9:50 am #1609106
Do you need a sleeping bag or are you looking for a solution to a crib of sorts?
By fold able baby beds I am going to hedge you are referring to what in the US we call a Pack n' Play – a fold able play yard/crib.
You can find small travel beds for babies but at 15 months these are pushing it for fitting them. They are small and light and run around $40 US.
At 15 months though…..May 12, 2010 at 10:15 am #1609119
Our kids never slept in a crib. For hotel travel they would share a bed with us. Camping I used a double top bag shared with the kid.May 12, 2010 at 11:45 am #1609152
Not to knock co-sleeping but it is considered to be safer to not do that with any baby or young child. I co-slept with my first son for a few weeks but the issue is with men who are heavy sleepers – they can roll over on the infant/child. I wouldn't recommend a 15 month old sleeping on a bed in a hotel either – the mattress isn't firm enough, they don't need heavy blankets and worse they can roll off and be hurt very easily.May 12, 2010 at 12:48 pm #1609165
Thanks for the replies. For clarification: We are not just looking for a sleeping bag but for a small and UL portable babybed or anything else you can use to put her on the ground in the cabin of a mountain hut. Sleeping with her in the bed is no option. We camped with her for weeks when she was 3 months, but that was easy: a foam matress her size, a fleece around her and the matress and done. Now she can walk and climb on our bed so we will need something else I guess, but we will have to carry it for weeks on an indepedent hiking trip so an UL and tiny portable babybed would be great. If that exists …May 12, 2010 at 1:03 pm #1609168
@lopezLocale: San Gabriel Valley
What about using some foam and one of those tiny kids tents? They usually have them in the toy section for 20 bucks. They dont weight much and the one that I've seen had alot of mesh on top.May 12, 2010 at 1:57 pm #1609176
Yep! And also look at Target.com for ideas….Eddie Bauer Infant Travel Bed runs for $30. And it is small and light.May 15, 2010 at 12:59 pm #1610084
@hikinggrannyLocale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Ah, I note that Flora is growing up! Less portable, far more mobile!
We don't have mountain huts in the US (at least not in the western US) so don't have this problem–we just use the tent. Perhaps something like this–http://www.rei.com/product/756702? Just don't tell anyone (especially the grandparents) that it was designed for a dog!May 16, 2010 at 12:45 pm #1610333
Thanks Mary! yep, Flora is getting mobile! She's already walking, doing stairs and climbing on our bed now so we are desperate to keep her 'locked' at night. Dog tent, great idea! Thanks. Still more then 1kg but maybe lighter models will exist. By the way .. how on earth do you camp with a 15m old very mobile 'baby'?May 16, 2010 at 1:52 pm #1610350
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
How about a small fully-enclosed hammock made of UNcoated fabric and with a zip closure? Zip handle on outside only.
CheersMay 27, 2010 at 11:52 am #1614536
@lenchik101Locale: Pacific Northwest (USA)
Check out baby bjorn travel crib light
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