Our first camping trip when Scout was 14 weeks old was a disaster. We set off to a quiet corner of the Catskills and pitched our two-person worm tent, nestling baby in a thick swaddle of blanket and positioning her on a yoga mat overlapping our Therm-a-Rests. Forty-five minutes later, Scout was screaming; it pretty much kept up all night. At 8 a.m., we did a quick hike then headed to a brewery for doors-open at 10.
We've come a long way, baby. Now, Scout, 2, and her brother, Japhy, 9 months, occupy their own room, each suspended on a comfy bed above the body-heat-leaching ground. Nearby, my husband and I sleep on adult cots pitched side by side like twin beds in a dorm room. Even better, we roll out our Therm-a-Rests on top of the cots for added cushioning. Scout sleeps on a kiddie cot in a sleeping bag; Japhy wears a sleeveless sleep sack in a Pack 'n Play. (Do you see now why I got the Kingdom 8?).
Get the adult cot for $37.66 and Therm-a-Rest for $59.98 at Jet. Get the child-sized cot for $23.98 on Amazon, and Angry Birds sleeping bag for $12.99 at Walmart.