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  • April 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm
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    I’m very curious about how you’re liking the Peapod! We’ve considered getting one to use as a travel bed for Alexa, since she’s quickly getting to the point where her travel crib will become unsafe, as she’s big enough to try to climb out. Some of the things on the Amazon reviews have concerned me (like it being too hot/the mesh impeding air flow too much), but I’d love to know how it’s working for you.

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    • April 13, 2012 at 4:01 pm
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      Deborah, we used the Peapod exclusively for Ava until she was almost two (as her regular bed). One disadvantage is definitely lack of air flow, so in hot Cambodia, we always have a fan pointing directly at the tent. In cold, air-conditioned hotel rooms, this isn’t a problem (and it’s so nice to have a traveling bed that you can just pack in your suitcase!). We always keep it zippered because of mosquitoes/risk of tropical diseases here. We loved it for her, especially since she transitioned so well between hotels and home. Currently, we only use it for the kids (we have 2) when we travel and when Paton naps in our room (2-3 times a week, depending on if his big sis is keeping him awake in their shared room). So, yes, I would definitely recommend it, and if you’re living in a non-mosquito country in the future, you don’t even have to worry about the air flow, since you can leave it unzipped. Hope that helps!

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      • April 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm
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        To add to the previous note…We formerly only used the smaller-sized Peapod and for a recent trip, we used the largest-size for Ava (the first time using it in a room with us) and the smaller one for Paton. Unfortunately, the larger size is constructed differently and the inflatable pad is a lot noisier than the pad used in the smaller one, so every time she moved, it was a disturbance, since I’m a light sleeper. Perhaps they’ve changed the design in the past year? Just wanted to let you know!

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  • April 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm
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    Thanks for the information! That’s too bad about the mattress in the bigger one–if we get one, that’ll be the one. I wonder if there’s a way to wrap the mattress so that it’s quieter … hmm, more research to do.

    I guess we really could just go back to the simple way of doing things–she sleeps with us, in her own bed, or on a pallet on the floor like I used to do when we traveled and stayed with family! I’d just rather have her contained, so she can’t wander off, and also not have her getting used to sleeping in our bed again, since it really was a big issue getting her out of our bed.

    Oh, well, I don’t think we’ll be traveling again until fall, so I have some time to think things through.

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