With summer just around the corner you may be making plans for a family holiday. Here are some great tips to help your little one sleep well while on your break.

Consistency is key when it comes to sleep, this can be tricky when you are in a different environment but there are simple things you can do that will help:

  • Using an appropriate Slumbersac will ensure that your child is kept at the right temperature during the night. Made with luxurious bamboo muslin, they ensure that your little one is kept cool and comfortable. We have a range to choose from which are perfect for the warmer months. 
  • If your child uses a Slumbersac at home then packing one to use when away provides real consistency in terms of their sleep environment.
  • Where possible stick to a routine or at least some elements of your regular routine such as a bath, followed by teeth cleaning and a story in a dimly lit room.
  • Make sure there is some winding down time in the evening before bed, calming activities include jigsaws and colouring in which are great for all the family to take part in.
  • Give your child lots of reassurance, sometimes sleeping in a strange place can be frightening for children. 
  • Ensure that you open the curtains each morning and get out into the natural daylight to help to reset your body clocks and wake you all up ready for a fun filled day ahead. 
  • If sleep patterns do drift while on holiday make sure that as soon as you are back home that you implement your original routine to get your child’s sleep routine on track. 
If you have any other tips that you think are helpful, please share your ideas below!