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Old 06-25-2008, 06:53 AM   #1
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Hubby and I have camped quite a bit, and took our oldest tent camping last year twice when she was one. She is 2 now and very active, and we have a 3 month old. We will make a bed rail for her as she still sleeps in a crib, not sure where the baby will sleep. We are getting a scamp 16 with the front bunks.

Any other suggestions for dealing with baths/bottles/rock eating toddlers!

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Old 06-25-2008, 11:00 AM   #2
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Rachel, Congratulations on your new Scamp!

Have you thought about getting a large, inexpensive tent with lots of windows to use as a "playroom"?
The sewn-in floor would provide some safety from bugs and "critters' and doors zipped to the top might slow down small, escaping feet. Would be a good place to set up a baby swing or bouncy thing.

RubberMaid-type tote makes a dandy outdoor bathtub. In the summer, anyway...

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Old 06-25-2008, 11:14 AM   #3
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I wouldn't do a lot different than you do when tent camping.
I would make a couple bed railings for the bunk beds. I made one for the top bunk using PVC pipe. I got pipe that would fit over the support posts, a couple "T"s and a couple end caps. I glued all the pieces together except the center pipe, which made 3 pieces the carry and store. Once installed it's very sturdy, and is only a couple inches above the cushion. One could be made for the bottom bunk by substituting Crosses for the "T".

If you do this you want to make sure that there's not enough space between the cushion and railing for a child's head to get through.

If you though one rail wasn't tall enough to keep the baby in bed then add a second railing on top of the first, again making sure that the distance between the rails is small enough or making a mesh curtain go between the rails.

Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
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