July 02, 2015

Q: I'm worried that vacation will disrupt my 7-month-old baby's sleep routine. Any advice?

A: Try to recreate your at-home bedtime routine as much as you can. Even when you're away, you can probably give your baby a bath at around the same time as usual, for example. Take an item from home, like a familiar sleeper, portable crib, or music that she's used to, and be sure to give her ample wind-down time each evening, particularly if your trip includes contact with a lot of new people, a whirlwind itinerary, or noisy or brightly lit environments. If it's sleeping in the same room as you that's the problem (some babies might get too stimulated or distracted by having Mom and Dad so close by), consider getting a suite-style hotel room or try to rearrange furniture to block baby's view of your bed. --Meagan Francis

Originally published in American Baby magazine, September 2007. Updated 2009

Answered by American Baby Team

Comments (1)

December 2, 2018
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