We are planning to go to Japan next April with our DD who will be 23 months at the time.
Will she be too big for a portacot? Ours is a cheapie. What does your 2yo sleep in when traveling? She has always hated co-sleeping. We are also looking at apartment accommodation as I don't think a hotel room would suit.
We were thinking she could sleep on a futon on the floor maybe?
Any general travel tips with a 2yo. We will be bringing a toddle tula an a pram.
She has been on 3 holidays already (11 months) and is a good traveler so far.
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12-04-2014 16:31 #1
Travel with a 2yo.
12-04-2014 16:54 #2
When we went to Japan for Christmas our baby would sleep on a futon (rented apartment) or in a proper cot (hotel).
He was 7mo at the time though. Futon are very comfy and very easy for
kids (no risk of falls).
I can't wait to go back! Such a beautiful
country and very child friendly.
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12-04-2014 17:27 #3
Thankyou! Thats what i was thinking with the futon.
Did you find the rented apartments easier than hotels? What was the price difference ?
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12-04-2014 17:30 #4Senior Member
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Totally off the subject bluelips but what happened with your DD's hips? Was everything ok?
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12-04-2014 18:53 #5
I rented through Airbnb.
I'm not sure about the price difference as it depends to what you compare. For us the main thing was to have a separate bedroom so that we could put DS down for the night and have diner or watch movie in the next room.
All the hotels are very expensive and the size of a shoe box. We stayed in a 5 star hotel at the end as it was our honeymoon and we got a very good room but the price was ridiculous.
Next time we go we will only stay in a rental. In our apartment the only thing that got us by surprise was that there wasn't hot water in the kitchen or bathroom sink. Only in the shower.
A little annoying when it's 5 degrees outside
Not sure if that's a Japanese thing but I thought Id mention it so you can check with rental you find.
12-04-2014 21:55 #6
Oh Thankyou that's very helpful. That's the main reason we want to stay in a rental because in a hotel you would be stuck in the dark and quiet after baby is asleep !
3bubbys - thanks for asking. She is still in a hip brace but she has dropped from 23/7 to night time and naps only. I think she will be braced at night up to 2 years of age
12-04-2014 22:07 #7
Not meaning to scare you but my DD was a great traveller, I would put her in a portacot and she would go to sleep. At 18 months I called it (she's a giant toddler) and now I dread travelling anywhere. She takes 2 hours to fall asleep and won't settle, constantly getting up, doing stuff etc. at home she's in a big girls bed and is fine, stays there and sleeps like a log. But anywhere else and I'm in hell. Maybe try staying somewhere first and seeing how she settles not in a portacot?
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12-04-2014 22:54 #8
Thanks wise enough it's very hard to imagine a 2 year old as she still seems like such a baby. Will be sure to try that closer to the time. She is very much a routine girl. She is usually a bit out of sorts for the first dad or two in a new country or place.
Lill81- omg that website is amazing, Thankyou for the tip! So much information.
13-04-2014 07:42 #9
Dd was 2 in feb, she was still in a cot for sleep until 2 weeks ago and we used a portacot on our holiday just after her birthday. It was the standard larger portacot and she was fine, although when we're on holidays she regularly is a little harder to get to sleep. Definitely would go somewhere with a separate bedroom, so much easier.
For Christmas she was given an inflatable mattress thing with attached sleeping bag? We haven't used it yet but now she's in a big bed that will be what I attempt to use next time we go away. One thing I'm worried about is her escaping that easier and us not hearing her though.
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