We have just come back from the Loire Valley and were lucky and had some great weather, sunny and hot and in the 30c+. We would like to guarantee that type of weather and am already thinking about heading south next year. The only problem of the hot weather was keeping the tent cool for our smallest son. He will still be a toddler next year and will need his afternoon kips. Does anyone have any advise/experience of providing a comfortable place for kids to sleep during the day.
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Mine just slept happily in the shade under a tree! At 'toddler' stage when I recognised they were tired we used to have a game of sleeping logs - and they both used to fall asleep wherever they were - and sometimes I almost did too! We had a couple of comfy yoga type mats, and that was all they needed. Perhaps they didn't sleep as long as they would in the comfort of a bed, but it usually meant an earlier bed time anyway!
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Quote: Originally posted by sweetrunninggir on 01/8/2012
If you are using electric then a miniature desk fan is a great idea, they don't cost much or take up much space and will move the air around beautifully.
A small oscillating tower fan is even better. Also, making sure there's good shade - canvas tarp recommended. I have wondered about a space blanket over the tent to reflect sub-tropical sunshine.
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Another vote here for 'al fresco' napping. Mine would sleep anywhere so I was lucky - just had to make sure they were in the shade!
The most enjoyable time for me was afternoons on the beach when they would all fall asleep in the shade - plenty of sunscreen on of course and I would cover them up with my sarongs!!
An hour or so of child free sunbathing and reading - heaven!
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