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Old Jan 6th, 2017, 17:22 PM   1
emyandpotato
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Toddler sleeping arrangements on holiday


We're going on holiday to Edinburgh in May. DS2 will be 1 and 10 months. He sleeps in a cot in his own room at home but the holiday rental has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom with single beds, so DS1 and 2 will be in there. I don't know whether to buy some form of bed guard for the single bed and put him in there, or whether to buy a travel cot or something else? I don't want to co sleep with him because he will feed all night and my boobs will be raw and it won't be much of a holiday.



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Old Jan 6th, 2017, 18:05 PM   2
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There's a company here that hire out baby stuff like travel cots and I think pretty cheap. I'm racking my brains for the name. Personally at that age I'd get a travel cot, to save the hassle of your LO not staying in the bed.

Will see if I can find the name.

Eta

http://www.tomthumbbabyequipmenthire.co.uk

I know a few friends who have used this company



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2017, 04:16 AM   3
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My daughter is 2 and still goes in the travel cot when we go away. My eldest grew out of it when she was three.



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2017, 04:20 AM   4
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Id just use a travel cot for ease, maybe see if they can provide one or you can usually pick up a second hand one quite easily cheaply.



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Old Jan 7th, 2017, 04:25 AM   5
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Id take the travel cot too just check thete is enough room for one before hand



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2017, 13:13 PM   6
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Id take the travel cot too just check thete is enough room for one before hand
Good point. We have done holidays in lodges/caravans and sometimes a squeeze to get the cot in.



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2017, 14:33 PM   7
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Id take the travel cot too just check thete is enough room for one before hand
Good point. We have done holidays in lodges/caravans and sometimes a squeeze to get the cot in.
Should be plenty, it's a really nice rental apartment (nicer than my own home actually ).



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Old Jan 8th, 2017, 02:10 AM   8
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I'm not sure if a travel cot is a playpen, but when we travel (even when we went to China), we take a travel playpen.



 
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Old Jan 11th, 2017, 08:13 AM   9
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I would just see how things are going then, but no, I don't think you need to buy anything special. At that age, ours was in a toddler bed anyway at home, but when we went away, we either just put her in a normal single bed or if that seemed too high or unsafe, we just took the mattress off and put it on the floor. I do remember she fell out of one particularly high single bed on holiday once, but it barely phased her and I just put her back into bed and she went back to sleep. I wouldn't bother trying to source something to bring with you though, especially if you're flying or have limited car space. You could always put a spare duvet on the floor if you need some cushioning. That's still a long way off and you might find he's ready to be in a bed by then.



 
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