*Try to follow the same naptime and bedtime routine that you do at home. Bring along a nightlight, his/her favorite books, and quiet toys, especially those that he/she associates with napping and bedtime.
*Invest in a good travel crib and bring along properly fitting crib sheets. If your child is older and sleeps in a bed, bring along his/her favorite small blanket and lovey.
*Bring a source of soothing background noise for where your baby will be sleeping: a sleep sounds app for your mobile device or a sound machine.
*Plan your daily activities around your baby/toddler's nap schedule. If possible, let him/her sleep at least once per day in the travel crib or bed where he/she will be sleeping at night.
*Enjoy your visit/vacation. Even if it means your child gets off schedule somewhat (you can work on getting back on track when you get home), making memories with your little one is priceless.
It is important to note that the better your child sleeps at home, the better he/she will likely sleep when you are away. If your family needs individualized pediatric sleep support, please do not hesitate to contact Rest Well Baby (www.restwellbaby.com) to learn more about our gentle sleep coaching services and to schedule a FREE 15 minute initial phone call anywhere in the United States. We are passionate about helping tired families get the sleep they need!
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