We are planning a camping trip in a couple of weeks. We presently have a dome tent that sleeps "6-8" people (so, 2-3 comfortably). My husband and I have camped lots and we tend to use a double size air mattress, covered with a bed sheet, and sleeping bags unzipped like blankets to keep us warm. I'm curious about what to do when we camp with our son - we don't and have never co-slept so I don't imagine just putting him in the middle of the mattress will fix things. I'm thinking to get a twin airbed as well (for him), and getting/borrowing a tent big enough for both the twin + double...without too much space in between. Has anyone tried this? What about a 2-room tent? Should I get a sleeping bag for the little guy or just blankets?

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(27 Jul '10, 01:26) Scott ♦♦

Both of my kids have their own sleeping bags. It is very helpful if you let your son use it some at home before you go camping so that when he is settling down at night it is familiar to him. If he absolutely has to have padding of some sort, then you could have him lie down on top of the sleeping bag and cover him with a blanket.


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