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Old 06-10-2008, 05:04 AM   #1
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Hi all,

We have a 1 year old and am wanting to let him sleep in one of the bunk beds in the back of our camper,the opening for the bunk area is only about 2' wide because the bathroom wall covers up the rest of the area. what would be the best way to keep him in his bunk at nite so he doesn't fall out.
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Hi all,

We have a 1 year old and am wanting to let him sleep in one of the bunk beds in the back of our camper,the opening for the bunk area is only about 2' wide because the bathroom wall covers up the rest of the area. what would be the best way to keep him in his bunk at nite so he doesn't fall out.
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:03 AM   #3
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Well, Super Glue would work, that is until he learns to wiggle out of his clothes, but I think some kind of a web material using velcro to hold it in place would work well and also allow for air circulation.
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Hello Luke,

We ran into the same problem with our two year old last year. We bought a bed rail from Babies R' Us and used that. The one we bought has a nice soft webbing and we were able to secure it pretty easily with the straps that came with it. It was a bit long for the opening, but we just tucked the excess between the mattress and the bathroom wall. You can probably find them at any childrens store or do a search online. If I get a chance, I'll take some pictures and post them.
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You might also check into those nets people use instead of tailgates on pickup trucks.
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Could you take an expanding wooden pet gate (no offense to your son ) and rig it up in the 2' opening with hinges on one side and a secure latch on the other?

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see thats what i was thinking about using was a pet gate do you think they are safe
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Pet Gate! as long as he can't get his head through the openings. Nothng is perfect
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Our son used to roll out of the bunk. We rolled up a beach towel and placed it under the edge of the matress at the opening. It kept him on the bunk. Hope this helps.
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I don't know if you are "handy" with wood... I am certainly not but this is how is corralled my son:

Four pieces of 3/4 plywood (It could be thinner, I just happened to have some lying around.)

Two pieces the width of the mattress and two pieces how ever long you want it. The two shorter end pieces should also be shorter in height to account for the thickness of the matress and allow the longer sides to rest on the mattress base.

I then cut a number of "slots" in the plywood about 2" wide or so. Using a round over bit on a router I smoothed all the edges, including the slots. Sanding won't hurt it either and might save a splinter.

To assemble, just put the longer pieces on each side and the shorter ones on the ends of the longer ones to make a box. The end pieces rest on the mattress, as noted, the side pieces rest on the mattress base. It is quite stable. I just brought a supply of zip-ties and put it together each nite. Only takes a couple of minutes. When the plywood is stacked, it takes very little room. I did paint mine with kid proof paint. It's a quick project that is dirt cheap. I still have mine somewhere in case grandkids happen someday.
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Get one of the spider web things for holding things down in the truck bed. It has about 8 hooks and is stretchy ( is that a word??). yu can block the whole area so he cannot escape.
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If you look at Lance camper's website, they have a fold down bunk and child restraint. It is a mesh enclosure. I personally think this is the best solution. Maybe you could contact a Lance dealer and see who the manufacturer is.
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years ago, had a class c with bunks as you describe-I used the table leaf from the dining room table,(the one in the house) worked great! during day, just slid it back, or would lay it flat under the mattress. Dona
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