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Just wondering if anyone had ideas for what to do for co-sleeping while travelling. What if we stay with someone who only has a double bed? Or the bed is really sinky and unsafe? Do you just sleep on the floor? Any recommendations?
 

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We do the floor - or ask the people you are staying with if they have an air mattress or something...<br><br>
When we go to my DH's parents' place -- DS and I sleep on a futon and DH is adjacent on an air mattress. it's an improvised family bed.<br>
I would just let whoever you are staying with know the baby needs to sleep with mama at the least and papa too if possible and I am sure they can help you come up with something!<br><br>
We were at an inn over Mother's day and they only had a room with 2 double beds. We moved one bed against the window seat and did some creative sheeting and had a family bed. The inn would have flipped, but we put it all back in the morning.<br><br>
Have fun!
 

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I'm currently staying in a hotel with two double beds. I asked for two beds (instead of one king) because I thought DS would be more likely to stay next to me in the middle of a double than with the three of us crammed into a king. I mean, we use a king at home, but my side of the bed is against the wall. I was afraid he'd fall out of one here. Most hotels I've stayed in, including this one, have the beds bolted to the wall. Rearranging the room isn't an option. When we talked about it though, DF offered to sleep on the floor if we couldn't get two beds.
 

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Traveling is one of the biggest perks of co-sleeping, imo. Your child’s main familiarity is you and…you’re mobile! We travel a lot and it’s been so great.<br><br>
If we were faced with no space for DH (he’s the first to go when there’s limited space) someone would sleep on the sofa or floor.<br><br>
My mom only has a twin for me and DC. It’s twin on the floor and I take the mattress off the box spring, add some blankets and…queen bed!<br><br>
You just have to be creative.
 

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We have done the air mattress, putting twin on floor, pushing bed up against wall, dh has been kicked out to sleep on other bed, what ever will work, dd is safe and we can all get some sleep.<br><br>
Wondering if anyones takes a bedrail for hotel rooms and double mattress? Mostly because dd moves around a lot and worried she will fall off. If not other ideas and how about with more than one child?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Traveling is one of the biggest perks of co-sleeping, imo. Your child’s main familiarity is you and…you’re mobile! We travel a lot and it’s been so great.</div>
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I agree, co sleeping has made traveling easier on my girls. They have the security of mommy and daddy to help them sleep in a strange place. And we only need one big bed for all five of us when we visit. It would be a LOT harder to find four separate beds to accomodate us. In hotels with two beds, we sometimes split the kids with one sleeping in a bed with dh and the other 2 in the next bed.
 

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our kids always sleep well when we are away from home because they are with us (or at least me). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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:LOL sorry, just had to laugh at that - we co-sleep ever night on a double bed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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i agree that traveling with co-sleepers is SOOO much easier. i just met up with a group of friends (met them online almost 3 yrs ago when pregnant with DS, we were all due the same month) and Rowan slept like a rock all 3 nights, whereas i heard other moms saying that their (non co-sleepers) had a rougher time being in an unfamiliar place.
 

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We used a king size bed in hotels/motels and would improvise when we stayed at family members' homes.<br><br>
Some times we slept on the floor with comforters or sleeping bags, sometimes we all squished into a double bed, sometimes we moved mattresses down to the floor.<br><br>
My DS never was frightened or found it difficult to sleep when we traveled because mom and dad were right there with him. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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We always travel with a queen sized air mattress just in case. That way we always know we'll have accomodations that suit us. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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any reccomendations on how to co-sleep safely in a full size at a hotel w/ a 7 month old? Should I just take the mattress off the box spring and put it on the floor? at homw i co-slep w/ ds and dd in a queen w/ bedrails on both sides. ds will sleep w/ dh so we should be fine there.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">:LOL sorry, just had to laugh at that - we co-sleep ever night on a double bed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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I wish Dh and I were skinny enough to co-sleep on a double bed. :LOL<br><br>
But seriously though, a couple weekends ago, we visited some out-of-town friends and they had a double bed in their guest room (a huge improvement over the bunkbeds from before but....) anyway..... DH ended up sleeping on their couch and DD and I shared the guest bed.<br><br>
I have brought a portable bedrail on trips which eases my mind (we use one at home too). If you are driving, maybe you could just bring an air mattress or something. They have queen sized ones that are pretty nice now.<br><br>
Happy trails!
 
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