Travelling with kids can be tough but one way to make each family vacation an enjoyable and memorable time is to have well-rested kiddos along for the ride. While protecting your child’s sleep while away from home as best you can helps, making sure you bring along the right sleep tools can mean sleep filled nights and better days throughout the whole trip.
DreamPod Portable Crib – Sharing a room with your baby while away may be inevitable and bringing along this Kidco portable crib can be an easy solution to keeping everyone sleeping soundly at night.
Grobag Gro Anywhere Blind – This travel blackout blind can help create that dark and dreamy sleep zone no matter where you are. Easy to set up and take down. A definite addition to your ‘what to pack’ list.
Light My Way NightLight – Sleeping in a new place can bring up some new fears and bedtime anxieties for your little ones. This Munchkin night light can be the perfect addition to your toddlers holiday bedtime routine as it can proved enough light to keep the bedtime fears at bay and can also easily accompany any middle of the night bathroom breaks.
Wet Dry UV Sun Hat – There is nothing better than snoozing on the beach, even for our little ones. When our babies are sleeping in the sun though we want to keep their little heads protected and CaliKids sun hats can do that.
Up and Away Travel Grobag – When on vacation napping on-the-go can be unavoidable and the Up and Away Travel Grobag makes it easy to transfer your baby from car seat to crib without waking them up.
Inflatable Bed Rail Bed Bolster – Safety should always be a focus in a new sleep environment and for your little one who may be new to a bed The Shrunks Inflatable Bed Rail can easily be packed in your suitcase and can make any bed a safer sleep environment.
Lulla Doll – Nothing can comfort your little one more while away from home than their favourite toy or stuffy. With its soothing sounds and soft touch it can be just what your child needs to help them fall asleep easier when away from home. *I only recommend stuffed animals and toys to be placed in the crib once your child is a year or older.
Puddle Jumper Bag – Lug bags have been a family favourite at my home. I’ll pack my Puddle Jumper and the kids have their own Mini Puddle Jumper and we’re all able bring along our comfort items from home that help us sleep better in an unfamiliar environment.
Alanna McGinn is Founder and Certified Sleep Consultant of Good Night Sleep Site, a global sleep consulting practice. She and her husband, Mike, live in Burlington, Ontario with their 3 children (1+twins!) Alanna and her global team are working with families to overcome their sleep challenges. You can follow her expert advice on Marilyn Denis, The Goods and national publications like Today’s Parent, Maclean’s, Prevention, and Huffington Post. Alanna strives in helping families and corporations overcome their sleep challenges and have happy well-rested smiles in the morning. Join Alanna on the first Wednesday of every month at the Burlington location of Snuggle Bugz/Nestled for her in-person sleep clinic from 10-11am, and follow Good Night Sleep Site on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all your sleep essentials.