Maintaining Your Baby’s Sleep Schedule While Traveling

Planning to hit the road with a toddler in tow is both exciting and a bit daunting. After all, keeping your baby on a solid sleep schedule can mean the difference between having time to yourself and reverting back to the time when your own nights were sleepless and busy. The good news is that there are many ways to maintain your baby’s sleep schedule, even when traveling for long distances or taking an extended vacation.

Get Ready By Making Advance Adjustments to Account for Time Changes

Recreate Your Child’s Nighttime Ritual

Flexibility Can Make All the Difference

Avoid Overstimulation Immediately After Traveling With an Early Bedtime

Traveling with your baby will likely cause slight disruptions in normal sleeping patterns. However, with these efforts, you can keep your child’s existing sleep schedule fairly well on track. Using this multi-pronged approach will minimize missed naps, prevent exhaustion-related changes in behavior, and help you avoid late, sleepless nights.

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