Everything you need to set your kiddos up for success for a weekend away at the grandparents house
We wanted to share a few thoughts with you guys about what it looks like to set up the sleep environment when you are staying at a hotel or vacation home. We think 90% of vacation sleep problems can be figured out if you think through what the sleeping environment is going to be like.
Is there enough darkness? Is there a divided space away from the main bed where you can set up the pack n play or sleeping bags for the kids? How can you put the kiddos in a space where they can get the sleep they need while you still have a little freedom before your bedtime? Thinking through some of these questions can be really helpful!
Essentials that we’d want to pack would be:
pack n play
trash bags (for windows) or some other darkening shade
familiar lovey or pillowcase
We also cannot underestimate the importance of preparing your kiddos for sleep BEFORE it is sleeping time. You can show your kiddos a picture of the home or hotel online ahead of time so they know what to expect. Try to keep the bedtime routine somewhat similar (even if it’s later than normal). And definitely incorporate some kind of rest time or recoup time since you will likely be doing more activities than normal.
Most of all, have fun!!
School is officially out in Los Angeles!! We seem to be on the later end of the school year closing but as of this week, it is officially summer!! And with summer, usually comes more activities and more instances of being on the go. If you find yourself with a big kid at the pool and a baby in tow, we wanted to give you a few examples of how to help set up your littles for sleep while still being able to be out and on the go!