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Families and equipment

Babies, tots and teens are welcome, and we provide and set up cots, high chair, safety gate, fireguard etc for free. La Petite Foret is not suited to children aged 5-12. (Why not?)
We have separate pages for Chamonix’s family activities in Summer and family activities in Winter – lots of ideas and inspiration here! I very highly recommend Mont Blanc Family Fun for great info about family activities in the area.

Chalet & Position

The chalet is the last house on the access road, so there is hardly any traffic, and ample parking. Please do note the chalet is small, and safety gates, fire guard, high chair, cot etc make it smaller still. We have lots of happy guests with tots! But if a lot of room is important for you, it may not suit your needs. Floorplans here.

We do not have a washing machine – there is an excellent service was available at Cham Laverie, drop your laundry with Arnaud and collect it washed, dried and folded.

The garden is large but not fully enclosed so children must be supervised at all times due to the proximity of the railway.

In accordance with general medical advice, children under five may not use the hot tub.

Equipment available

Please let us know what you need, and check all equipment when you arrive.

Cots and sleeping arrangements

Bassinet: Graco Petite

Graco Petite Basinette

Graco Petite Bassinet travel cot with optional bassinette, for 0 – 9 months, up to 6.5  kg. Useful for small babies, as it’s very compact.

Travel Cot: Bébéconfort Minimax

Bébéconfort Minimax travel cot for up to 15 kg. Shown with optional bassinet – normally we do not install it with the bassinet as we have one available.

Whilst the bassinette (up to 6.5kg) fits in the bedroom easily, the travel cot (up to 15 kg) is large.
It does make the double bedroom quite full.
It will also fit into the bunk room, but only just – see photo – there is literally room for nothing else.

Guard Rail

We have a guard rail for the lower bunk for small children.

Baby Monitor (Philips Avent SCD525/00)


High Chair and tray

high chair

Safety gate

To fit gap at the top of the stairs. Please note that the stair gate is a pressure fit, it will not take a real shaking.


Baby Bath and changing mat

baby bath

Bathroom Steps x 2

booster step


In the kitchen: Plastic cutlery, plates etc, blender


We provide two wooden sledges for you to use, one with a handle and rails, to push very small children around the trails which lead from the gate. Sledging info in the winter family activities section here.

Groomed pedestrian trails, 100 metres from the chalet by footpath.

Baby carriers for walking can be rented from Snell Sports, and trailers for bikes from Slash, and a variety of things from snow-suits to pushchairs can be rented from Ellie at Baby-Cham who can also provide accredited childcare and nanny services.

If there’s anything you’d particularly like that you don’t see here, please contact us and we’ll do our best to help.