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Old 04-22-2008, 04:25 AM   #15
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Hi Kimili,
We have a 3 month old little girl and we plan on taking our first trip in May .SO by that time she will be 4 1/2 months old. My trailer had twin beds in the rear and I converted them to a full so it left a small space between the matress and the wall on both sides. On one side we have a doggy bed and the other we are using for a lamp and nick nacks so the lamp and nick nacks will be removed and we are going to try a portable travel bed right there. If that does not work then we will use the dinette area to put the pack n play. I am looking foward to this trip since we have not used the Airstream since November 2007 and I have aluminum fever . Good Luck. Davis
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:40 PM   #16
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Thanks once more

very neat ideas

Congratulations Davis!!

All the small/compact travel cribs, play pens, positioners that I found have a weight limit (which my daughter exceeds) or you can only use them until they roll over (which she already does).

The full size equipment seems the only viable solution - although it makes it so tall that I'll need a 3-step!!

Now it's hubby's job to secure it safely onto our bed, we'll remove the mattress.

..by the way we're proudly mean parents too...no tv in the car and only one at home which she won't see for a while and have limited access time to.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:16 PM   #17
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You're going to laugh-

We had a baby boy, April 10, 4 days ago. 8lbs, 2oz, (3.7kg, 53cm) and we had him in the Flying Cloud already. We took a big drawer, bedded it with a firm pillow, he was fine.

When he outgrows that, my guy said he'll go to a foam supply, and make him a custom Tempurpedic- stack some foam, bevel the edges up, and make it long enough for him to fit until we don't have to worry- we can pace it on the floor, or the bed, and if he rolls, he'll hit a gradual incline and naturally stop. The grade is just enough to stop him, but not sharp enough to be a smothering point like a pillow barrier would be.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:20 PM   #18
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Way to go Ellie.

Congratulations.
Keep one of those little Airstreams for him. He will love you EVEN MORE!
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:29 AM   #19
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What a cool baby!! congratulations!

I'd love to see the pic in the drawer
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:14 AM   #20
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Ah, the memories of babies and camping. Unfortunately, we didn't own an Airstream when our children were small. We had a pop-up. I put our 6 month old down for a nap in the bed on the end with barricades so he wouldn't fall off. I sat right outside the door and waited for him to peep. When I heard him, I went right it to see only his arm sticking into the camper because he rolled over to the canvas end of the camper and the bungee strap that held it tight stretched with his weight. I dove for him, but he actually fell out before I could reach him. He landed face first on concrete. It was traumatizing for both of us, and painful for him (he cut his gum wide open and was bleeding everywhere). Thankfully, he recouperated. At least you don't have to worry about an experience like that! I think you I would make a board that fits across the entire side of the bed & secure it to the bottom with a few verticle strips of 2 x 2's. As she gets older, you could always add another board so she can't stand up and fall over the side. (I'm assuming you want something a bit more permanant! After my experience, I bought a small playpen to fit in the camper, but that was 20 years ago and I'm not sure what's out there anymore!
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:25 AM   #21
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Thanks- he's pretty good, but WOW, he's using about 15-20 diapers a day.

We did a home birth, and even considered an Airstream Birth, but the only one big enough, is our 33' Spartan Mansion, and its not ready yet. We would have had to take out the old insulation, and its a pretty big job. Maybe for the next one.

I don't know if we'll use the drawer again, we're getting ready for summer, will go on 3-4 month trip in Europe, and send the Flying Cloud over with a bed arranged for him out of the foam. Its always interesting how we have to adapt for him, he's 2 weeks old, turned our world upside down, but makes everything we do worthwhile- hope you have the same feelings and have a great experience camping. EZ
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:21 AM   #22
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Yeah!!!

We had a fabulous weekend and the sleeping arrangements worked out great.

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Thanks for all the advice and happy baby streaming to all of you
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:18 AM   #23
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Hi Kimili,
Looks like those sleeping arrangements worked out fine. Happy traveling. Davis
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:15 AM   #24
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good times with the kidlet

We had our first trip in the airstream with our six month old last weekend. Since we have a 34' we put the pack n play in the living room for sleeping. We also have twin beds so I might try the suggestion of taking off the mattress on one and securing the pack n play on the wood, just to have it out of the way.

The funny thing was the kid slept better in the airstream than he does at home! We thought about full timing til he gets older just so we can get more sleep!

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"The funny thing was the kid slept better in the airstream than he does at home! We thought about full timing til he gets older just so we can get more sleep!"redstart



That's so funny our little girl did the same, she slept 6 hours straight for the first time!!!

The only problem is that she was up earlier, my guess is because of the light. We can't seem to get the inside dark enough once the sun is up.
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Old 05-03-2008, 06:35 AM   #26
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for eating

Here is something we found that is great for travelling with the wee one, the Chicco Hippo Chair. Hooks onto a sturdy picnic table and also folds down compact for storage. Won't fit on the main dinette b/c the child can push off from the centre table leg, but we are going to try it on the fold out table in front of the couch and see if it is sturdy enough. Here is a pic from the Toys r Us catalogue.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:41 AM   #27
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Well, the kidlet is now ten months old and HUGE, outgrown the compact pack n play we have been using for his bed.

Thinking of getting one of these by Phil and Ted. I think it will fit in between the twin beds (without the stabilizer feet for outdoor use) and is very long (51 inches) and can be used to age 3. That's two more camping seasons!

Has anyone tried one? If you take off a mattress and put it on the bed it also has a side zipper for easy access.

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Old 08-27-2008, 08:22 AM   #28
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we have a 2.5 and a 5.5 year olds and have been camping since they were born... pac and plays on the bed does work, so do bed rails....

Lots of cool stuff from a place call onestepahead.com They will have everything you need for traveling with kids...
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