HOLIDAY-PROOF HER SLEEP
A seven-step guide to make sleeping away from home easy!
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.