Traveling with a kid is an adventure like no other, but if you are sleeping in a strange place here are some tips for you and your child to help you get a better sleep!
If you are a parent, you know the joys of simply packing your car! The amount of “stuff” is unbelievable, and much of it you use only once! This Memorial Day weekend, my husband and I traveled to our cottage on Cape Cod with our precious bundle of joy, Barrett.
Traveling With Child To Cape Cod
Our destination was our cozy one-room cottage. Did I mention that the entire cottage is just ONE ROOM? When I bought this cottage in 2020, that was before I was married and before we welcomed a baby. Needless to say, the sleeping experience was wonderfully memorable and also very challenging. Our experience taught us valuable lessons on how to make traveling with an infant more comfortable for everyone involved! I will share some tips and tricks for anyone traveling with a baby or toddler.
As we arrived at our cottage, we quickly realized the difficulties of adapting our newborn to a new space. Babies thrive on familiarity, and the sudden change in surroundings can be overwhelming for them. The unfamiliar smells, sounds, and even the temperature can pose challenges and disrupt their routines.
As you can see, our place is literally one room. So where did we set up Barrett’s “pack and play?” See where that couch is with the white chest? We moved that chest out of the way and set up his portable crib there. It actually fit perfectly! By the third night we finally realized that closing the room off with the blue curtains would be the most helpful. Barrett couldn’t see us (because we are SO FUN!) and he ended up sleeping much better.
Pack The Essentials So Your Kid Can Sleep
We brought along all the essentials. The portable crib, a well-stocked diaper bag, toys, a binky, clothes, and a stroller. But that still didn’t prepare us for the night-time bed routine. Barrett was just confused. He didn’t understand the new space. The first night was awful and we ended up bringing him in the bed with us to sleep. The second night was bad, but a little better. He slept with us that night too. But the third night we were finally in a groove and he slept the entire night in his OWN portable crib.
Here are some tips, tricks, and suggestions from other parents when it comes to traveling with a baby. I hope this helps you too!