We are leaving for a trip Thursday that includes a 2 year old. He will be going to bed before the rest of us- 9P.
We were thinking that once we have to come in at night that it would be best if he was in the cabover bunk because we can close the curtain so as not to wake him.
Question is, besides building a rail, how does one place a 2 year old up there safely to sleep?
We were thinking of placing 2 pillows between he and the edge of the bunk. But obviously, he could climb over those.
Or is there really no safe way to place a 2 year old up there alone?
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If there is ANY possible way he could climb over a rail then it is not safe. I would not even consider a pillow. With that height you need to be positive there is no way out. It appears you answered your own question.
We had the same concern for our grandkids. I found an extra long (56 inch) safety bed rail that I ordered online from Walmart. It is going to work perfectly! I had it shipped to our local store and it came within a couple of days. After we put it in place, I will try to post a photo for you. Guess this will not help you for your Thursday trip, but may be helpful in the future, if not for you maybe for someone else facing the same issue. Just google safety bed rail at Walmart.com and you will find it there.
We had the same problem with our c-class and honerable grandaughter #1,the solution was simple,i bought 8' of life-line mesh/netting(the 3/16" rope mesh that i used to string inside my life-lines of my sailboat}and installed a 1" dowel across the top and bottom of the opening,i fastened them to the wall by cutting 4-4x4x3/4" peices of plywood,cutting a 1 1/16" hole in the center for the two on the bottom and again on the two for the top but adding a slot from the top down into the hole so i could lift the dowel up and out of the support bracket and get into the bunk,i also attatched plastic hooks down both sides so the mesh could be fastened to the walls so she couldn't squeeze out the sides and make a beak for it! This formerly became Cora's new play-pen/bedroom where she go for her nap and party with her stuffed toys,she's 6 now and those days seem like yesterday but it doesn't feel like camping without our lil' pooter!
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If not ask the parents how he sleeps? I know with my kids at that age we could easily move them once they were asleep without waking them. As well once they were asleep not much would wake them up.
We were still tent camping when our kids were that age, so they only had a thin nylon wall between them and the campfire chatter. They were so tired by the end of the day that they just crashed and were down for the count.