How to travel with co-sleeping babies or children that need bed guards

We are only just going on our first family summer holiday, so I hadn’t really faced the whole practicalities of travelling with a co-sleeping Little Dimples, and a 5yo Curly Headed Boy who still needed some form of bed guard to keep him in bed.

When we have travelled with my son before, we had just crossed our fingers that either the bed could be moved against a wall, or it could be put on a floor.  When I travelled earlier in the year and took the kids on a road trip to see family and friends, I actually packed the ‘portable’ metal bed guards in the car.  ‘Portable’ meaning, heavy, easier to leave put together than to keep taking apart, and a pain in the neck.

So when we looked to go to Cyprus I was really worried about sorting out the beds without using all our baggage allowance on the metal ones.  I found something called ‘Dream Tubes’ online, which looked great.  It was basically a single sheet with a slot for a blow up tube on either side.  The only feed back I would give to the makers is; what about people who need these in double beds?  So I kept looking.

My big discovery was foam bed bumpers, that I could buy in 50cm lengths (or bigger), so they would definitely fit in a suit case.  They are from a company called ‘Purple Daisies’: http://www.purpledaisies.co.uk/.  I’ve tested them out over the last week, and Curly Headed Boy hasn’t fallen out of bed at all, despite them being much lower than his normal bed guard.  I’ve had the bumper on my side in the bed, rather than on Little Dimple’s side, but I’m sure they would be fine for her too.

I thought I’d let you guys know, just incase you were trying to work out how to travel with kids that need some way of staying in bed!

Here is a picture so that you can see what they look like …

p.s. This is not a sponsored post, which is a shame, because if I’d be more organised I might have got them for free!  However, they were really affordable, so it’s not really a big problem.

6 comments

  1. Dear Mummy whisperer

    I am really pleased that your little one stayed safely in bed on your holiday. I am also happy that you found the Dream Tubes and I hope that soon our company will be in a position to bring in one for double beds. I would be very happy to send you a set for a single bed the next time you have an overnight stay away and would love to hear your feedback.

    Best wishes

    Amanda

    1. oooh thank you Amanda, I would love to try one out, and I’m really glad you are thinking of a double version. I’ll be in touch.

  2. Great tip – I’ve been looking for this very type of bed bumper for our own holiday. F is only just in a bed and there’s no way she’ll do without a guard. x

    1. How funny, I knew that someone needed the tip that morning – I don’t often pimp old posts! Hope they work as well for you as they did for us Molly.

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