As you know, we’re traveling around visiting family. I can easily share a bed with my six-year-old but attempting to co-sleep with my three-year-old son is a no-go. That kid is antsy and honestly has never enjoyed co-sleeping.
So, suffice to say, he needed some kind of bed. After doing some quick research I found the Regalo My Cot Portable Bed on Amazon.
Since the first night we’ve been continuously pleased with it. The size is very close to that of a crib mattress and very adequate for my three-year-old tall son. No fall outs, one of my concerns. It’s been nice being able to provide him with a familiar sleep space within the different homes we’re sleeping in. I just wish I had bought it a couple years ago!
I highly suggest this cot if you travel anywhere with a toddler/preschooler. The description says the bed maxes out at 5 years old but I’d guess it’s more like four. However, you can get a great couple of years out of it!
After reading reviews, I found the best combo for a good night’s sleep was to layer the bedding. This is how I set it up:
- The cot (folds and unfolds SO easy and comes with storage bag and fitted sheet)
- A blanket of some sort to create a cushion
- The fitted sheet that came with the bed
- A crib waterproof cover (I got this one on Amazon and it’s SO soft!)
- A crib fitted sheet
- Blankets and pillow (if needed)
So far it’s been used a full week plus naps with no problems. 😃 I love that he’s not far off the ground but has a more traditional sleep space.
I’m curious: where does your toddler sleep when you travel?
Until next time,