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#1 pennyk

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 11:25 AM

A new member (whose registration got "lost" during our transition) has posed this question to me.  I do not know the answer, but I hope someone does.  She will be traveling soon.  Thanks.

 

 

I'm traveling for 3 nights on the Empire Builder with a 6 month old in a week and a half. I am trying to find out if the Superliner Bedroom has floor space for 23.2 x 33.5  (the smallest 'pack n play) when the bottom bed is in couch position??  
 
I've called Amtrak and they were no assistance. 
 
do you have any experience in this area or do you know anyone who does?
 

Thank you for any help you can give!


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 11:49 AM

There might be, but I'm not sure. They do make smaller infant travel beds, i.e. 

 

http://www.amazon.co...fant travel bed



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:08 PM

We definitely had a thread about this in the past. I think we determined that a pack and play was too big but had other ideas. 



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:09 PM

Excellent suggestion on bringing the smaller infant travel bed. The pack n play might fit, but, there would be absolutely no room to maneuver the adult in the room or be able to access the bathroom. Plus it would be cumbersome to haul especially when you are carrying the baby and your luggage etc.



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:10 PM

This is also very popular with my new mom friends:

 

http://www.amazon.co...s=rock and play

 

The Rock N Play. 



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:11 PM

Here is a link to a 2013 thread.  There may be more.

 

and another one:  http://discuss.amtra...nd-family-room/

 

and one from 2010: http://discuss.amtra...g-with-toddler/


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:15 PM

http://discuss.amtra...g-with-toddler/



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:36 PM

The bedroom is 6‘6" x 7‘6". The lower berth is 3‘4" x 6'3" which goes almost to the sink/bathroom. That leaves 3‘3", which also includes the bathroom and the ladder to the upper bunk. I would say no.
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Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:37 PM

I'm the new member!!
Thank you SO much for ALL the responses!

 

I've read the other threads already, but was hoping for some dimensions. of that floor space between the bathroom/chair-mirror/window/couch area.

My son is 24lbs and 30"long (AKA a Union Pacific Big Boy-the size of some 2 year olds) and a very active sleeper--throughout the night he half wakes up and roams every corner of the crib. So I am concerned that the smaller options-not allowing him to roll over- at least a half-3/4ths roll would wake him.... in addition to sleeping in a new space.

 

In response to some of the suggestions in those other threads== I am willing to co-sleep but he sleeps for 12-14 hours a night and it would be nice to be able to not be on ‘catch-a-rolling-baby duty' for such an extended period of time.

I have also seen this pic
http://hostthenpost....0ff563bb2e0.jpg
and a number of youtube videos-but can't figure dimensions from it/them.

Again, THANK YOU so much for all the help!!



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:39 PM

This new member is in dire need of information from somebody onboard a Superliner sleeper with a tape measure!  Best I can do is use Amtrak's room dimensions and scale off a floor plan; bedrooms B through E have a rectangular area on the floor about 22" X 48" with an uncertainty of probably ±2";  bedroom A's rectangular floor space is much narrower, as can be seen below.

 

Attached File  Superliner Bedroomsb.jpg   51.08KB   38 downloads

 

Tying it atop the single seat using a small ratcheting cargo tie-down strap might be another possibility - especially if the arms of the single seat fold up. 


Edited by niemi24s, 19 June 2015 - 05:49 PM.


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:43 PM

I wonder if either the Family Bedroom or the H Room would be better options and have more space.


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:50 PM

^^ Or even someone on board on a Superliner with a standard unit of measurement-a lap top,  spiral notebook, large hardback book--how many lengths/widths are available in the above highlighted space in your room?

 

(Great Idea!!!)


Edited by Rawlyrocks, 18 June 2015 - 01:08 PM.


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 01:05 PM

Ok I get the desire for the pack n play, but I really think it isn't going to work. 

 

The problem with a 30" long 6 month old is that they are much too long for most of the other travel sleepers.  I am only 60" tall and I'm a full grown woman!



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 01:15 PM

I agree it might be best to co-sleep. There is enough room to sit in the chair while the lower bunk is still in the "bed" position, so if you stay up later and/or wake up before him and don't want him to roll out of bed, take the extra pillows and shove them under the fitted sheet to create a "bumper" along the edge of the bed.

 

You can do the same thing with a pool noodle or bolster pillow, but I doubt you want to haul that along with your other stuff (of course, it would be easier than hauling a pack & play...)

 

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 01:34 PM

Could you put the pack n play on the lower bunk so he would stay contained? And you'd be sleeping up top.

I think it would fit on the floor in the H Room is one is available for your trip.

Edited by shelzp, 18 June 2015 - 01:35 PM.


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 01:40 PM

Is the 'H room" the handicap accessible room?

 

I thought if it was close enough to departure and it wasn't booked, I could switch to the accessible room.

The Amtrak rep I spoke with yesterday said I'd need "documentation proving an ambulation related disability."

:( No dice.
 



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 01:46 PM

Is the 'H room" the handicap accessible room?

 

I thought if it was close enough to departure and it wasn't booked, I could switch to the accessible room.

The Amtrak rep I spoke with yesterday said I'd need "documentation proving an ambulation related disability."

:( No dice.
 

it should be available to anyone less than two weeks prior to departure. Call back. 



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 01:57 PM

 

Is the 'H room" the handicap accessible room?

 

I thought if it was close enough to departure and it wasn't booked, I could switch to the accessible room.

The Amtrak rep I spoke with yesterday said I'd need "documentation proving an ambulation related disability."

:( No dice.
 

it should be available to anyone less than two weeks prior to departure. Call back. 

 

It should be, but only if all other sleeping accommodations are booked as explained here:  http://www.amtrak.co...th-a-disability



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 08:38 PM

This new member is in dire need of information from somebody onboard a Superliner sleeper with a tape measure!  Best I can do is use Amtrak's room dimensions and scale off a floor plan; bedrooms B through E have a rectangular area on the floor about 22" X 52" with an uncertainty of probably ±2";  bedroom A's rectangular floor space is much narrower, as can be seen below.
 
attachicon.gifSuperliner Bedroomsb.jpg
 
Tying it atop the single seat using a small ratcheting cargo tie-down strap might be another possibility - especially if the arms of the single seat fold up.


The chair seat can fold up and then the chair can rotate, providing a larger floor space.

Having said that, I think SarahZ has the best idea: pillows under the sheet.

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 08:43 PM

Is the 'H room" the handicap accessible room?
 
I thought if it was close enough to departure and it wasn't booked, I could switch to the accessible room.
The Amtrak rep I spoke with yesterday said I'd need "documentation proving an ambulation related disability."
:( No dice.


Amtrak's own web site does not require an "ambulation related disability." In particular, hearing loss is a listed condition. Unless I'm misunderstanding something (and it has happened), hearing loss can occur without ambulatory impairment.




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