5 Tips To Help Your Baby To Sleep While On Travel

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5 Tips To Help Your Baby To Sleep While On Travel

Holidays are usually just escaping from daily routines for someone. Are you a person who loves traveling and can’t go because you have little ones? Read this ‘5 tips to help your baby to sleep while on travel’ to know more about how to handle sleeping schedules of little ones during a journey.

Tips To Help Your Baby To Sleep While On Travel

One of the major concerns of a parent is how the sleeping schedule of their baby and traveling can be adjusted. A tired baby is not happy is the main reason why we stick to our daily routines itself even it’s a holiday.

They cry through where ever you go and make life miserable to you and the people around you. Generally, little ones sleep for 8-9 hours daily. But they may not sleep for more than 1-2 hours at a time. All these facts and sleeping schedules make your trip miserable. Here are some tips to help your baby to sleep and to feel untired while on travel.

5 Tips To Help Your Baby To Sleep While On Travel

5 Tips to Make your baby sleep

  • Start with a well-rested baby

Ensure that your baby was rested properly before you start your journey. An untired baby guarantees a rough and unpleasant trip. Before starting your journey, you have a tough schedule and running for packing things. This may interfere with your little one’s sleep. So don’t start your journey with a sleep deficit baby and try to protect the sleep schedules of baby before you start.

  • Recreate your baby’s bedroom

Try to recreate your baby’s bedroom with usual night surroundings. Make a replica of the baby’s usual sleeping space as possible. Carry a sleep swaddle, sound machines, blankets and even his own crib with you. If you are staying in a hotel, request an actual crib for your baby. Some babies sleep well with a pack and play. Do a trial run with the pack and play before your journey. This will work better. 

  • Maintain the usual bedtime routine

A usual bedtime routine makes your baby’s brain ready for asleep. Do familiar things that you typically do before your baby sleep. Give a bath or a mini massage and feed your baby before placing it in the crib. These typical things make your baby remember about sleep if the surroundings and time are changed a little bit.

  • Get one good nap a day

When we plan a trip, we try to pack as many activities. But unfortunately, your tired baby makes all your fun to a disaster. If your baby is taking more than one nap a day usually, try to get a solid nap from the hotel where you stay.

For more tips and tricks to make your baby sleep do read our Baby Sleep Miracle Review.

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  • Aware of your baby’s time zone

Try to keep your baby in his own time zone. Shifting times can be difficult even for adults. When you are trying to adjust your baby to a different time schedule, make use of light as an advantage. Expose as much daylight and indoor lights when your baby wakes up. Be sure to make baby’s room dark for early wakings. This will keep baby from waking up quite as early in an unfamiliar environment.

New parents are a little anxious about traveling with a baby and how it goes. At your home, all the routines and sleeping schedules are set. But at the time of traveling, this will all go out. If you are prepared for this, it will not become a great task. So, keep the above tips in your mind before you start your journey for a smooth traveling experience. I hope you all got the right pieces of information through this article. Do comment on your queries and we will try our best to answer it.

Dr. John Augustine received his BA from Harvard College magna cum laude in 1987 and his Ph.D. and MD degrees from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1992 and 1993. He was then an intern and resident in Internal Medicine at the Yale-New Haven Hospital from 1993-1995. From 1995-1998, John was a clinical associate at the National Cancer Institute. He joined the faculty of the Duke University Medical Center in 2008 as Chief of Rheumatology at the Durham VA Hospital, a position he held until the end of 2017. He served as Chief of Rheumatology and Immunology at Duke from 2003-2008. He has conducted basic and translational research in the field of autoimmunity. He was focusing on the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and the immunological properties of nuclear macromolecules, including DNA. More recently, he has investigated the immune activities of HMGB1, a nuclear protein with alarmin activity, as well as microparticles. These studies have provided new insights into the translocation of atomic molecules during cell activation and cell death and the mechanisms by which cell death can influence innate immunity.

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