Concerned about your baby’s sleep routine and naps while traveling? We’ve got all sorts of tricks and advice to share for keeping baby’s sleep patterns intact while traveling, but this list is really all about quick go-to baby travel tips – and the more, the better.
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Baby Travel Tips – Sleeping…
●Make up baby’s travel crib with sheets and bedding from home. The familiar scent and feel will help encourage sleep.
●Don’t begrudge the baby’s naps. A rest is good for all of you, so plan around them.
●Room upgrades are worth the splurge – there is more space for baby’s gear and a nice view for you during naps and for early bedtimes.
●Going on a short trip but there is still a time change? Consider staying on home time instead of switching to local.
●Thinking of sedating your baby or toddler with Benadryl or Gravol before travel? Consult with your doctor. Some medications can have the opposite effect – making kids hyper instead of sleepy.
●If your tots sleep the majority of a road trip, be prepared for them to be awake A LOT when you get there. Consider hanging out in the back seat to help keep them stay awake.
●For early morning flights, put baby to bed in their travel outfit, that way you can put them right in their car seat when you’re ready to leave for the airport.
●For night flights, pack baby’s pyjamas. Get ready for sleep on the plane by following your bedtime routine at home as closely as you can – story, cuddle, etc.
●For early morning flights, consider spending the night before at an airport hotel. A few extra hours of sleep are priceless, plus most usually offer free parking and airport shuttle included in their overnight rate.
●With big time changes and jet lag, try to stick to your usual routines and times. You will endure a sleepy and cranky day or two but soon you’ll be on track.