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Where does your toddler sleep when traveling?

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Where does your toddler sleep when traveling?

My 2 year old still sleeps in a crib at home. When we travel (which is often, as we have family a couple hours away) she has always slept in a pack-and-play. The problem is, now she’s almost too big for it and I’m not sure where to put her when we’re away. Anyone else have this issue? What age did you stop using a pack-and-play for travel, and where did you put your toddler to sleep after that?

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  1. I think my daughter was around two when we stopped usin the pack and play. We brought a bed rail and let her sleep in the bed if traveling to someone’s home. In hotels, we asked for a crib.

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  2. We have a Bjorn Travel crib that travels with us everywhere – I love it!

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  3. We use the Kidco PeaPod, my girls love it!

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    1. The PeaPod looks perfect for us! I like how it’s enclosed so maybe it will give the “feeling” of a crib and keep my daughter from wandering out. At least I hope so…. Traveling and sleeping away from home with a little one can be challenging enough without the added stress of sleeping battles. Thank you for the great suggestion!

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  4. We still bring our pack’n play on our trips, however our 26 month old wont always sleep in it. He sleeps great in a crib at home, but night time away from home is a little more challenging. We just went out of town for a long weekend. Our son would usually refuse to be put in the pack’n play at night and try to crawl out. So, he ended up in the bed with us until he fell asleep. He is a horrible sleeping companion as he rolls all over the place and kicks! During the day he would take a nap in the pack’n play with no problem. I’m guessing during nap time he must have just been really tired. Since he will still take his naps in it easily, we will still bring it along for now. In the future, we will have to try the bed rail as Stephanie suggested.

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