Babies and sleeping....

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  1. BobbysDad

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    Would anyone be able to help? I am a newbie to the site and would like some advice.... My wife and I are travelling for the first time in a MH with our 11 month old baby. We would like him to sleep in the drop down bed above the driver seats (Hymer S550) so we can still use the rest of the van. Does anyone have any tips on how to prevent him rolling off the bed??
     
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    Cushions or pillows between him and the edge.

    probably wont stop him waking and rolling out but will stop him 'sleep' rolling out.

    our last eurovan had a cargo net across the overcab area but may be hard to fit on a drop-down bed.
     
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    Our drop down bed has a built in net that fastens up to stop falling out of bed (in my case when persisted) :ROFLMAO:
     
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    if the bed does not have the drop down net how about a roof rack bungie net:Blush: about a £10 Argos i think
     
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    My drop down bed has quite a substantial net type thing, though not a net, more plastic with holes in but more plastic than holes if you get my drift.
     
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    Come on people. Lets help with sensible suggestions. Head to the local pound shop. Get some of the sew in hook and eye( Velcro fastening), sew one side on to the bed sheet, one side onto the sleep suit/babygrow. Sorted.:thumb:
     
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    If you use any type of netting/cargo straps I would check that the baby can't get his/her hands/arms through any holes.

    Not being a parent I know jack about this subject but I can imagine a baby getting their arm through a cargo net then rolling the other way and causing injury to themselves????

    If I am wrong on this just ignore me...:Doh:
     
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    That's an age thing.
     
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    Well we used to build a 'nest' with pillows when we had babies staying, as we only had a double bed as a 'spare'

    However that did not guarantee they wouldn't fall out. I remember such a thud one night when Pete's 2 yo granddaughter did that. I shot upstairsand almost had heart failure till I realised she'd gone on the wall side of the bed (plenty of room, just couldn't see her.

    Picked her up and cuddled her and tucked her back up and came back down - only then did I remember she didn't actually really know who the hell I was ! No idea why she never screamed her head off - or how she fell out anyway.

    Sorry, might be OK whilst you are awake but I wouldn't want to go to sleep down the other end with a baby up there in the sharp end. Even though ours has a proper cargo net that has NO spaces at either end. Well - could I even go to sleep? Would you be able to squish a travel cot in, once you DO go to bed? We couldn't without blocking the loo doorway. But there again, we could stick it in the lounge at that juncture - and we would sleep in the Luton !
     
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    Try duble siaded tape or a Velcro suite:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Thank you

    Really appreciate the responses. I had no idea there could be so many solutions - I particularly like the idea of the velcro suit but the wife just rolled her eyes at me! ::bigsmile:
    I think we'll go for the pop up cot and stitch velcro to the underside maybe with a bed guard just in case...
    Thanks again for all your replies, what a helpful bunch you are! Very much looking forward to our trip - hopefully with no bumps!
     
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    I am surprised your S550 does not have a safety net fitted to the drop-down bed; I thought all Hymers had these. Does yours have two silver metal clips fitted one either side of the ceiling above the rear edge of the bed? If so, these are the attachment points for a safety net. Apologies if this sounds patronisingly obvious, but I note you have not had the van long; have you checked beneath the mattress to see if there is a net folded away in there? When stowed, the net is not visible.
     
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    Please be very cautious about using cargo net devices, bungee straps or similar. It is very easy for a baby or young child to hang/strangle themselves. It only takes a few minutes of inattention for the unthinkable to occur.

    Mike
     
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    On our old van I had to build a wooden "fence" to keep our daughter in she pulled the net type thing from its fixings a couple of times- we started in the MH when she was just over one.....

    I'm not sure how we are going to play it in our new van yet "the boy" is 6 months so not very mobile yet!
     
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