Sleep in One Place While You’re Away
- Ideally, plan to sleep in the same space during your stay, as constant change is hard on babies. Having a consistent “sleep space” even if it’s not home is comforting and will help you to keep your routine as close to normal as possible. Choose the home of one set of grandparents/relatives as a “base camp” and arrange to have relatives come there to visit your little one.
Keep Your Flexible Schedule As Close to Normal As Possible
- Knowing that your child may be staying up late and getting additional stimulation (grandparents and presents!), make sure that your child is at least offered naps, especially if you are traveling with a small baby who still needs daytime sleep. Talk to your family and find a quiet, dark place where your baby can nap consistently during your visit, even if it is different than your nighttime sleep arrangements.
- A late night here and there isn’t as problematic as multiple late nights especially if combined with skipped naps. Get the naps in on-the-go in a stroller or a car ride! Put baby to bed in a portable pack-n-play if you’re outbeyond baby’sbedtime.
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