2. Physical activity in the day
A key tip when traveling and getting your baby to sleep is tiring them out in the day through physical activity. Luckily when on holiday this is usually easily done, with lots of new sensory experiences in their immediate surroundings. By playing with your baby in the pool or playground or encouraging them to play with younger children if visiting family, this will mean they are ready for sleep when bedtime rolls around.
3. Create a calming environment at night
Just like us, a relaxing bedroom environment can help your little one drift off to sleep. If your child sleeps with a night light, ensuring that this is red, pink or amber toned is essential to encourage sleep. Cooler toned night lights can often disrupt sleep. Playing white noise can also help to make good sleep even better for babies, as it creates a womb-like environment that will calm any anxiety.
4. Get your baby comfortable with their play yard before your holiday
The main reason that baby’s sleep can be disrupted whilst on holiday is due to them not being familiar with their surroundings. When staying somewhere unfamiliar, our bodies keep us safe by waking us up so we can be aware of what is going on around us. By introducing naps and playtime in their play yard before going on holiday, babies will become accustomed to the cot ahead of time. By bringing bedding, blankets or cuddly toys that smell of home, babies will also feel more at ease, meaning that parents can have a rest themselves!
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