I have children, this means that traveling can be a huge pain. This weekend we are going to visit the grandparents. To prepare I decided to create a travel sleep kit.
First, I found a tote with a nice lid that snaps shut. We usually travel in our pickup truck so I didn’t have to worry about size but it should also fit in my car if absolutely necessary.
Then I found this great pattern on Pinterest for sleeping mats made out of pillows and pillowcases. I had everything in my cart to make them. Then I ran into a friend who pointed me to these really neat inflatable toddler beds. They are perfect and required no sewing. I also added an electric inflator.
I HATE sleeping on air mattresses. They get really cold at night and slip and slide around. So I picked up a set of knit sheets. My eventual goal is to make slipcovers for the mattresses that are made with fleece. For now I am going to layer the knit sheets over a crocheted afghan. With their fleece footy PJs they should be warm enough.
For fun I picked up some cute pillow cases. Add on their favorite blankets and stuffed animals and we have the perfect travel sleep system.