Needing ideas for bedding down 10-month-old in Casita Spirit - Fiberglass RV


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Old 02-07-2015, 07:13 PM   #1
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Needing ideas for bedding down 10-month-old in Casita Spirit

Since my wife and I are considering purchasing a fiberglass camper in the next couple months and the home team is encamped 6 hours down the road for spring training, we decided to rent a Casita Spirit 17' and take some time off next month for our first camping road trip as a "real" family (don't tell the dog she doesn't really count as our child).

We climbed around the display model this morning and have an initial plan of how we'll make everything work... except where the munchkin will bed down. She's 10-months-old and very mobile, and we're looking for advice on how to keep her securely in bed and off the floor when it's time for bed. We had considered putting her pack and play on the side dinette with no cushions but the pack and play is too wide. Has anyone cracked this particular nut? Willing to share?

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Old 02-07-2015, 08:25 PM   #2
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We found an old screen-sided and zipper-screen-topped baby bed at a garage sale that was significantly more narrow than our pack n play. It was definitely old, but in very good condition. I checked it out careful and it always worked safely and well. It fit tightly in the front closet of our 16' Scamp (i installed a flip-down doorstop to keep the door fully open. I wouldn't have used it, in any fashion, on the side dinette -- too risky for a fall.
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If you purchase a Scamp 16, layout 4, you could always do something like this: bunkbed modification

Rather than make the top a bunkbed, you could use it for storage. Just another idea.

Here's another idea
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:33 PM   #4
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This is from a friend in a bowler.
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Great ideas from each of you. With the front lavatory/shower/closet in this version of the Casita, we are very limited with regards to where the little one will be able to sleep.
Claire, I'm curious where that high-sided bed rail was purchased.

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She bought it second hand, but suggested Wall mart or Toys R Us.
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Darn! Can't seem to find the post, but there was a couple who built a shelf over the foot of their Scamp? bed for their little one to have his own bed but still be near mom & dad.
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Casita. Carpeted walls. A Velcro suit. Stick 'em anywhere. Sorry, Raz
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Raz,
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I'm considering one of these. I have to check it out in person so can make sure it won't tip off the bottom bunk.
KidCo PeaPod Plus - Kiwi - Kidco - Babies"R"Us

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If you purchase a Scamp 16, layout 4, you could always do something like this: bunkbed modification

Rather than make the top a bunkbed, you could use it for storage. Just another idea.

Here's another idea
love love love the white black and red
is this one of yours Donna?
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WildBirder, my wife actually bought a PeaPod and it arrived this week. I'm considering strapping its base frame down around the tabletop on the dinette-turned-single-bed.

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love love love the white black and red
is this one of yours Donna?
No Marion, it's not mine. This is Louis Been's modified trailer for his family.
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Have you thought about putting the little one in back of the big bed (in or out of a "Pea Pod") with one adult, and the other adult on the side bed? I don't know exactly how big those things are, but it seems like you could put it in the back corner on the "feet" end and there ought to be plenty of room for one person to sleep diagonally. She couldn't knock it over and the "duty" parent wouldn't have to get out of bed for middle-of-the-night emergencies. Since this is a new experience for your daughter, she might feel more secure with a parent close enough to hear and smell and be more likely to sleep through the night.
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