August 03, 2020
Traveling is about time spent together, creating memories, and visiting new places. If you love traveling, becoming a parent doesn't mean you need to give up on exploring the world. Traveling with your baby can be a lot of fun.
Naturally, our biggest concern as parents is whether traveling will disrupt the sleeping schedule of our babies. For younger children, traveling long distances and unfamiliar environments can cause difficulties when falling asleep and staying asleep.
Therefore we prepared five tips for parents on helping your babies fall asleep when you're away from home.
Whether you're staying in a hotel, family, or friends' house, always make sure your baby has their own sleeping environment. If you can, bring your crib or rent it for your stay. Pack your baby's pillow, blanket, stuffed animal, simply anything that your baby is used to when sleeping at home. Thanks to all these things, your baby will more likely feel safe and comfortable in the new environment.
Traveling is, undoubtedly, a big change in the life of your baby or a toddler. To help your baby adapt to the change, try to keep as many rituals as possible to offer your child the feeling of comfort and security.
Our team member Kate says: "When traveling, we always keep our pre-bedtime routine the same as we would at home. Our daughter is used to eating dinner, taking a bath, putting on PJs, hugging and kissing both parents, and then going to bed with mom or dad."
Thanks to the ritual, your baby will know when it's time to sleep. If you can, try to keep the time of your baby's bedtime around the same time.
Although we believe it's important for the baby to keep as many routines as possible, making some changes when traveling is inevitable.
Maybe your child doesn't like traveling by car, so it's a good idea to plan longer drives according to your baby's nap time. Sometimes, your baby's nap may be shorter, depending on your baby's needs and your plans. Remember that some sleep is better than no sleep. Skipping the naps can make your baby moody, tired, and disrupt the enjoyable time. When on a walking trip, always take a stroller with you if you can, so your baby can take a nap when needed while you're exploring new places.
When traveling, baby monitors can be a great helper. Bibino, a popular baby monitoring app, helps parents all over the world to monitor their babies. Bibino is perfect for traveling as you can turn any two devices that you have with you (phones, tablets, laptops) into a baby monitor. With WiFi or mobile data, you can watch over your baby, and even soothe it remotely, when your baby is taking a nap in the next room.
Although you may not regularly play your baby lullabies at home, they can become very helpful during traveling. Soothing sounds, such as white noise, can eliminate noises in the hotel and help your baby fall asleep.
Bibino baby monitor provides the parents with over 20 different lullabies and soothing sounds to help their babies fall asleep. You can set a timer determining how long the lullaby or sound should be played. You can also record your own lullaby.
Download Bibino app for free on iOS, Android, and desktop, and make your traveling with the baby more comfortable.