Sleep soundly away from home
Getting your baby or toddler to sleep even when they’re in their own familiar cot or bed can be tough enough. Then you go on holiday. Be it overseas or just over to Grandma’s house, an unfamiliar sleeping environment and change of routine can really muck things up! And if you’ve got a child who’s just started to stay dry at night, bed wetting can feel like a much bigger deal than it would at home.
There’s no dream solution that can solve the problem of getting a good night’s sleep away from home, but there are handy products to help. We’ve picked 10 of the best to help your child (and you!) get a good night’s sleep while travelling. Click through to see what could work for your child.
Before you buy any travel cot, sleeping bag or monitor, make sure you read these:
Merino Kids Go Go bag, £59.95
Bedding that’s scratchy, smells different or is too hot or cool can be an issue away from home – so bring your own bag! The Merino Kids Go Go bag is lined with 100% fine spun merino wool. Not only is Merino wool soft, but it draws moisture away and helps regulate body temperature so you don’t have to worry about your baby or toddler getting too hot, or packing vast amounts of bedding “just in case.”
Read the full Merino Kids Go Go bag review.
Doro BM35 monitor, £39.99
The Doro BM35 monitor will help give you piece of mind when putting your baby down in an unfamiliar room. It’s ideal for travel because it can tackle nearly any reception hurdle. For starters, it has a 3km range, can handle having other monitors around and even thick stone walls won’t beat it. The parent unit is portable (a handy feature when you’re not in your own home), and its rechargeable battery has a brilliant life. Another nifty feature is the parent unit’s built-in torch!
Read the full Doro BM35 monitor review.
BEABA Pixie Night Light, £25
The funky BEABA Pixie Night Light can be lifted off its base to become a lantern for night-time toilet trips. The ergonomic handle is easy for little hands to hold, and the whole light stays cool to the touch. Great for giving a comforting glow in an unfamiliar room and for navigating a new toilet route.
Read the full BEABA Pixie Night Light review.
Cariboo Folding Crib, £194.95
Suitable from birth to 5 months, the Cariboo Folding Crib is a great alternative to a Moses basket or crib at home, with the added bonus of being able to fold flat to fit in your car boot. It means you can keep a familiar sleeping environment for your new baby while travelling, especially if you’re going to be away from home for a longer period of time.
Read the full Cariboo Folding Crib review.