A seven-step guide to make sleep­ing away from home easy!

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It’s sum­mer and it’s time to get away from the hus­tle and bus­tle of city life. As ex­cit­ing as this prospect is, one thought may be cast­ing a shadow over your ad­ven­tures: “Will my baby sleep?” Whether you’re go­ing on a trip to visit rel­a­tives or tak­ing your first fam­ily hol­i­day over­seas, get­ting your lit­tle one to sleep well (so he’s not cranky and is able to cope with all the fun) is key to hav­ing a great time. “Sleep­ing soundly in a new place, with new sights, smells and sounds, is a big mile­stone for ba­bies,” says sleep ex­pert Lucy Wolfe. It’s not easy, ei­ther − your tot is su­per­busy learn­ing all about the world right now, and be­cause he needs to work out what’s safe and what’s not, he’s alert to any­thing dif­fer­ent. “Some ba­bies are in­trigued by these new and ex­cit­ing things, while other lit­tle ones find them un­set­tling,” says

Lucy. “All ba­bies find new lo­ca­tions stim­u­lat­ing, which makes them hy­per-alert, which can in­ter­fere with their sleep. She’s pay­ing so much at­ten­tion to ev­ery­thing around her, it’s easy for her to get over-tired, which also af­fects how eas­ily she nods off.” This step-bystep guide will help you set­tle your lit­tle one, wher­ever you are.

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