Hoping marleysmom (and any other mamas out there with older children) will chime in on this! How old were your little ones when you stopped using the pack n' play when you were on vacation / out of town / somewhere other than home during bedtime? Did they sleep on a regular bed, air mattress, cot, the floor?
I know this probably isn't nearly as complicated as I'm making it out to be in my head, but it's been on my mind a lot lately.
Eli will almost be 2 when our next LO is born and we'll be transitioning him to a "big boy" room this fall (basically a mattress on the floor and very little other furniture until he gets used to being un-contained in his crib). I'm not really worried about how it will go at home, but I do worry about it at other people's houses. We do a LOT of traveling since both of our families live out of town and I'm just wondering how far you go out of your way to toddler-proof the room they sleep in or if you don't worry about it, how often they get out of bed, etc.
I'm not sure I'm ready to give up the pack n' prison - it's so useful for keeping them in one place!!