Do We Really Need Baby Travel Sleeping Gear?
For now, the days of traveling light are long gone… As a new mom, I wondered how such a tiny person could fill and clutter our tiny city house. I also wondered how, all of a sudden, we have the same amount of luggage as J.Lo. Except, of course, our luggage is not Louis Vuitton and we have to schlep it ourselves. Come to think of it, J.Lo has twins. Can you imagine what her luggage cart looks like?
Co-sleeping or bed sharing never really worked for us. It was more like co-thrashing around or bed hogging. So a safe baby travel sleeping solution was important. Our first experience with a hotel crib was not a good one. From then on, we always brought something with us.
Travel Bassinets and Portable Cribs and Inflatable Toddler Beds, Oh My!
Beyond the actual portable baby bed, there are other baby travel sleeping accessories that can make bedtime easier in a strange hotel room. My absolute number baby travel sleeping tip is to bring your crib sheets and bedding from home. So even if your portable bassinet doesn’t travel well, the familiar feel and scent of their bedding will help to nudge baby to sleep. Trying to stick to your usual routine and bedtime rituals will help, too.
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