Do you remember making those promises to yourself about how you’ll keep traveling even after having kids?
Well, now that you’ve finally become a parent, you would’ve noticed that babies are always attached to their beds and it’s extremely challenging to take them even to their grandparents.
But here is the thing – you are always allowed to take trips and plan for vacations!
However, try not to obsess over small details and be a little flexible while going on a vacation with your kid.
In this article, we’ve mentioned some clever and easy travel tips to not just create a comfortable environment for your kid but also to ensure that they get enough sleep on vacation.
Let’s take a look!
Carry a DIY Portable Bed Rail
There are several amazing products available in the market that can solve your requirement for a portable bed rail; but honestly, there’s no need to purchase one.
If your kid is more than 12 months old, you can simply carry additional towels, pillows, or sheets and tug them under the bed’s sheet. This way, you can make sure your child is safe and doesn’t fall off from the bed.
If you’re going to stay somewhere beachy, you can create your own bed rail using foam pool noodles.
Make Sure It Smells and Feels Like Home
We won’t really call this a tip per se! But it’s worth mentioning that if you want your baby to get enough sleep while on the go, don’t just carry their favorite toy or stuffie but also take their sleep blanket, sheet, or sack along.
This way, you can make sure the bed feels and smells like home.
Carry Plenty of Diapers and Baby Wipes
When going on vacation, make sure you are carrying plenty of diapers and bulk baby wipes with you. However, if you use natural bamboo diapers, you could get them shipped to your hotel room beforehand for added convenience.
Don’t Forget the Cordless Baby Monitor
With the cordless baby monitor by your side, you can ensure that you’re getting some rest and peace of mind while your kid is sleeping in a new crib or surrounding.
The monitor immediately notifies you when your baby starts crying, so there’s no need for you to stay beside your kids when they’re sleeping in a different room.
Carry a Sound Machine with You
A sound machine is a great device to help your baby have a good night sleep. However, if you’re unable to find one, you can download a white noise playlist or different baby sleep sounds on your smartphone.
When staying in a hotel, the best way to help your kid fall asleep is to put the television or radio on a fixed channel. If you want, you could ask the host to provide you with an additional fan for your baby while you’re booking your room.
If All These Tips Fail…
Just let your baby stay awake as much as they want to, play with them, watch shows on the TV, and have fun till the time they aren’t super tired and fall asleep on their own – after all, what do you have to lose, right?
All joking aside, some parents believe that disrupting your kids’ bedtime for initial nights actually helps them sort out their sleep pattern for the remaining trip.
Perhaps, you can try it for your kid to know if at all it works for them.
While you must take the above-mentioned tips into consideration, also make sure you’re carrying other essential items like biodegradable diapers, diaper changing pads, extra clothes, their toys, etc. with you!