Traveling with a baby or toddler can be challenging. Good planning and preparation can greatly improve the experience.
Keep sleep a priority for your child. This will lead to a happier child you can enjoy. Follow their familiar sleeping and eating schedule as much as possible. Take a break during the day for your child to nap. This will give you an opportunity to relax with a book or some adult conversation. Limit the number of days when naps are not possible or space those days out. Adjust for the lost or short naps with an earlier bedtime that day.
Try to make their sleep environment as familiar as possible. Don’t forget that favorite stuffed animal or blanket for your toddler. Bring a familiar crib sheet for your baby.
To keep your child well-rested while visiting family or traveling can become more challenging for many reasons. Giving your child a dark sleeping environment will make it easier to put them to bed even when it is still light outside in the evening and will help them sleep later in the morning. Pack your white noise machine to block out all the unfamiliar sounds in their sleeping environment or the sounds you make if you are sharing a room with your child.
There is a quick way to cover a window using a couple of pants hangers and a dark towel or cloth. The darker and thicker the cloth you choose, the darker the room will be. It is also possible to use a dark trash bag to hang over the window.
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