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Group Forum: Canoeing with kids
Sleeping without a crib? How's it done?
Booked a permit for next week. One portage in on dead end lake and will basecamp for 3 nights. What have you all done for sleeping with a 1 year old who is used to sleeping in a crib? Last year when we brought him at 2 months, we just used a shallow sleeper and it was fine. Now- he'd crawl out of that no problem. Any advice?
Might be a little late for the advice but I just lay them in the tent and it seems to work. She'll probably crawl around a little but there isn't anything in there that will hurt her so I guess I don't mind that.
“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” - John Muir
When we had infants we used a soft sided collapsible crib thingy. It was only 6-8" high but it worked well until they out grew it. Once they outgrew it we just had the kids sleep on the ground like the rest of us. Usually when we camp the kids have been so tired it wasn't much of an issue getting them to sleep like that. The bigger issue is having a toddler crawling all over you a 5am when they think its a good time to wake up.
I'm sure this is too late for your trip... but TuscaroraBorialis used the KidCoPeapod for trips with his little one. We haven't used it camping yet... but it's awesome for all of the soccer games that Bruin has to go to. We got the bigger one, but I think the smaller one would be better for using inside your tent.
Thanks for the replies. Our trip to Crocodile went very well. He slept on a pad plus a folded up wool blanket while he was inside his snowsuit. Absolutely adorable. I was concerned we would need a "barrier" but once he was asleep from a full day of adventure- he was out.