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#1 of 3 Old 07-20-2012, 04:00 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm expecting a baby in a few months.  The baby will start going to the babysitter's at 3 months of age (3-5 hours will be spent at the babysitter's house and the other half will be spent at my house with the babysitter).  At my house I will have our mattress on the floor for the baby to sleep on. 

However, I'm looking for a naptime solution for the baby to sleep on at the babysitter's as my children are the only children at this older babysitter's house, so I provide the toys, etc.  I want an inexpensive naptime solution for my infant as it will only be a couple hours each day.  Plus DS1 refused to sleep on anything other than our bed and in the sling.  Some things I've thought of are a child's portable cot, a crib mattress on the floor, a pack n' play mattress on the floor. 


What suggestions do you have for what to get for the baby to take naps on? 


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Well, simplest might be an oval-shaped laundry basket with folded blanket in the bottom (would end up being kinda like a moses basket).  Instead of going with a full crib mattress - a camping or exercise mat could also work out just fine and would be a lot more portable.  


If you have a stroller that would be comfortable to nap in, you could also bring that (or part of it - I'm thinking we happened to have a pram-stroller attachment thingy that would have been workable as a portable bed too).  

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When I was a nanny w/children not in their own homes I used a pack & play or snuggled the baby to sleep on the big bed and put pillows around when I got up so babe couldn't roll off. Portable bassinets are great too. If you can provide a couple options/suggestions for your sitter I'm sure they'll work out what works best for the 2 of them together.

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