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    Default Travel with a toddler - 1 or 2 bedrooms?

    I'm looking to book a week in cairns at the end of June as a very long overdue family holiday. We haven't really travelled with DD so far (only a couple of overnights) so no idea how it will go. In general she loves her cot and hates co-sleeping with us and doesn't sleep well in the portacot at childcare. She will be just 2 when we go.
    I'm looking at apartments and the price difference between 1 and 2 bedrooms is huge - more than $100 more per night. If we get a 1 bedroom then I'll put her in the portacot in our room. If I get a 2 bedroom then she'll have the option of portacot or a bed (not sure if she will have graduated from cot to bed by then) and less chance of us disturbing her. Either option will have a separate living area and balcony so we can put her to bed and chill out for a bit hopefully.
    WWYD - 1 or 2 bedroom?

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    Default Travel with a toddler - 1 or 2 bedrooms?

    For me - 2 bedroom!!!

    Our holiday was almost ruined by sharing a room with dd2.

    Every sneeze, rustle, rolling over, getting up to pee, going to bed.......
    I was honestly up every hour or less. And same with DH being woken up by her. And times when she would of maybe just grizzled for a bit escalated instead as she knew I was there ignoring her.

    ETA: and if your dd struggles to sleep (both of mine HATED a portacot) it means one of you can still get a decent chunk of sleep in the other room and you can swap if need be. Or in desperation try the mattress on the floor for her if portacot is a fail.

    Oh and don't forget dtd and snuggles!!!!
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    We booked a 2 bedroom when DD was little (13 months) and paid the extra because she's a light sleeper and I wanted her to sleep well while we were away. We had a lovely spacious apartment and we didn't wake her when we went to bed, etc. So I would go 2 bedroom if you can afford it. Also she was more comfortable & cooler in a bed (mattress on the floor) than a portacot and it meant we didn't have to lug it on the plane or hire one

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    Travelling when dd was little we always jusy did one room her in either a port a cot or we would have two quuens and dd and I would share.
    With ds we are going to have to get two rooms as he is a child that needs to be put to bed and the door shut otherwise he will not go to sleep with us all in the one room

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    We usually share with kids but they were both happy to sleep in portacot and don't wake easily.

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    Thanks everyone. DD is a very sensitive sleeper so based on all your advice I think 2 bedroom would work better. Dammit!

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    Does the room have a pull out bed in the lounge? Maybe an option for you if it does as your daughter could sleep in the bedroom and you and hubby in the lounge just and idea

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    It would depend on how much umm... bedroom fun... you and hubby would like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    For me - 2 bedroom!!! Our holiday was almost ruined by sharing a room with dd2. Every sneeze, rustle, rolling over, getting up to pee, going to bed....... I was honestly up every hour or less. And same with DH being woken up by her. And times when she would of maybe just grizzled for a bit escalated instead as she knew I was there ignoring her. ETA: and if your dd struggles to sleep (both of mine HATED a portacot) it means one of you can still get a decent chunk of sleep in the other room and you can swap if need be. Or in desperation try the mattress on the floor for her if portacot is a fail. Oh and don't forget dtd and snuggles!!!!
    This! We did ten days in Thailand and none of us slept well! We've recently been away and had a two bed apartment and it was so much better! We all slept well!

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    I've experienced both a can definitely recommend 2 bedroom!!


 

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