13 month old, 2 chihuahuas, & a retriever!

Discussion in 'Camping with Kids/Pets' started by shoegirl31172, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. shoegirl31172

    shoegirl31172 New Member

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    Feb 25, 2008
    ok so, we are new to the world of pop ups and i have read a few of the other entries and they state to use a pack and play to give your child somewhere to sleep, and it should be put where the table normally goes in the pop up correct? so would most of you agree that putting up the play-yard for our 13 mo old is better than getting the attatchment on the bed that keeps them from rolling off? i ask because in addition to our daughter, we have 3 dogs...2 chihuahuas and a chesapeake bay ret., so i'd like to have some space to move around and i'm afraid the pack & play will take up to much space. we have a 2007 fleetwood westlake...

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    JC <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_cowboy.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Cowboy Camper">
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    the 2 Chihuahua's Lola & Roxy
    & 1 Chesapeake Bay Retriever Ranger
  2. jthomas124169

    jthomas124169 Member

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    Frederic Michigan
    I'd go with the attachment that goes on the bed, just be sure that the bunk end canvas is securely attached to the bunk. I've heard of kids falling out of the camper.

    "Its only a flesh wound" Monty python and the holy grail
  3. clynches

    clynches New Member

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    Apr 28, 2007
    Personally I would go with the pack and play, it's in the same spot your table would be in and doesn't take up additional room. That's where our son slept when we've gone camping (he was 7 months to 1 year in that span). If the attachment you are talking about is just a bed rail I would think your 13 month could roll or crawl around the edges, bed rails aren't as long as the bunk. My son moves around a lot when he sleeps and I would never trust him on a bunk with just a bed rail, plus he could stand up and fall over the edge.

    Edited by - clynches on February 26 2008 19:57:35
  4. sd102

    sd102 New Member

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    Nov 7, 2007
    To play it safe I would use the pack n play. Last summer my almost 2 year old daughter did fall through the side of one of the bunks. The little bungee thing that was supposed to hold the canvas on was broken and I didn't know it. She was fine, but it gave her (and me) a big scare. Now I use her old crib bumper pad and put that in the crack between the mattress and canvas to make sure she doesn't fall in the crack.

  5. Queen Bee

    Queen Bee Member

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    Feb 16, 2008
    I vote for the pack 'n' play in the table area also. In fact, that is what we are doing this summer w/my almost 2 year old. I feel that the pack 'n' play is a smaller, safer space for little ones. And the table area will most likely be warmer than the bunk too, if your heat system is anything like ours.

    I am interested in what the attachment is that you mentioned. Could you describe it? Do you have a link? It might be something useful to us in the future. TIA.

    ~Queen Bee, happy mama of four little worker bees~

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