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    Default where to sleep a 2yr old while on holiday

    We have a week long holiday coming up with my 2yr old and 1yr old in tow.

    I am trying to work out safe sleeping arrangements for my 2 yr old during this trip, as I have a portable cot for my 1 yr old but nothing for the other child.

    I will have access to single and double beds while we are away, but I would love to know what type of solutions others use for toddlers while on holidays.

    I was wondering if there were some type of rails we could buy, but then I am not sure if they would be secure to use temporarily in the place we are staying at.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    She currently still sleeps in her cot.

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    if they are still sleeping in a cot at home then i would be hiring another portacot because in my experience with my kids if they are in a cot at home then u put them in a bed with a rail while your away you have all sorts of sleeping problems its just like putting them in a bed at home.

    good luck

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    In the past we have put the mattress in the floor if we don't feel it's safe enough in the bed, or if the bed is along a wall we will pad the side that's not protected with pillows and put something soft under the edge of the bed just in case of falls.

    You could check if there is another cot available? Or even buy one of those pop up travel cots/tents? We have 2 of those and the kids (3 aged from 19 months) love sleeping in them because it's like a tent.

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    Does your 2 year old sleep in a bed at home? Instead of a rail you can just buy a pool noodle, halve it and put it under the sheet it will stop bub falling out. If bub is still in a cot I would ask the hotel about hiring one.

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    We usually put a single mattress on the floor or get a trundle bed for DD when we are on holiday.

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    You can get little blow up sleep out beds with build in sleeping bags from Kmart, Big W and target etc.
    You could use this on the floor next to your bed, if the floor is hard then put a doona or two underneath the blow up bed.

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    DD is 2 and we normally hire a 1 or 2 bed suite plus a cot (at the hotel).

    In 2 bed ones it's easy, as she has her own room. If we only got a 1 bed suite then we sometimes put her cot in our bedroom while we're in the living area, and then carefully move it to the living area when we go to bed.

    Sometimes in 1 bed suites there are 2 bathrooms so, on occasion, we have put the cot in whichever one we don't use!

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    You can ask the hotel for two cots, or take one travel cot and use one hotel cot. The Phil & Teds travel cot is excellent, very small and lightweight.

    We went away recently and DS (almost 3), slept between us in bed.

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    Mattress on the floor if your not comfortbale with them in a bed.
    I also second the pool noodle idea!

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