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Old 01-20-2010, 05:38 AM   #1
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Okay - being new parents - we adopted a baby in August 09 - the best thing we have ever done. Well I still want to camp as much as possible but I want to pack & unpack less, so I wasn't sure what everyone has done for mods for babies to kids. We have a Zinger 30BH - my idea was to either take out the jacknife sofa & put the packinplay there til Ava gets older or utilize the table area for a crib/play area? Any input greatly appreciated. I mainly want to have her sleep/play area in the camper for the next year or so & don't want to have to bring it every time we camp, I only want to worry about clothes & food.



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Old 01-20-2010, 09:08 AM   #2
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First off. Congratulations - that's a GREAT addition to the family. I looked at the ST30BH. If the lower bunk folds up, I would do that and put a pack and play in there. It's a good thing to have if you travel without the camper.

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Old 01-20-2010, 09:20 AM   #3
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Congratulations on the adoption!....Ava is the name of our 3rd granddaughter and Michelle is the middle name of our 4th...Placing the pack n play in the sofa spot sounds ok , you wont have much time to sit anyways right?!...
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:22 AM   #4
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I, too, would put up the lower bunk and put the pack and play in there, and leave it there. You can always find a second hand one at a rummage sale and leave it in the camper all the time. That way it is one less thing to think about.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:28 AM   #5
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Oh, yes, I forgot to say Congratulations on your adoption! I adopted two children from Vietnam when they were 9 months and 2.5 months, they are now 12 and 15. It was, by far, the best thing I have ever done!
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my youngest is 2 years old and after much thought i went and bought a metal baby gate, the kind that you would put in a large opening in your house. it has a section that opens like a gate. i attached it to the walls of one of my lower bunks. its like having a crib that the baby cant crawl out of. we did the play pen thing in the middle of the camper. it didnt work for us. theres always someone coming and going in our trailer and that would wake the baby.
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We put the dining table down into its bed form and used that when we took our pack-n-play crib. Worked well in two ways. 1 - it was out of the way unless you needed to eat inside the trailer (we normally eat outside). 2 - it sits higher than when it was on the floor so getting the baby down into it was not as much bending. Especially when they are sleeping, you don't feel like you are going to drop them on the floor.

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CONGRATULATIONS ON BECOMING A PARENT. We adopted two little baby girls from Mexico, one in 1975 and the other in 1977. Yes it is the most wonderful experience, (although the teenage years can be a bit rough), that just keeps getting better. We now have 3 adorable grandsons that I thank God for everyday. It's also good for children to get to go camping and exploring as it brings a family together for a lifetime. Our daughters still talk about our trips and are now making sure their children have the same memories.
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