‘Take familiar items’ to help kids sleep on holiday

Being prepared to adapt to children's needs is the key to getting them to sleep while on vacation, parents have been told

Being prepared to adapt to children’s needs is the key to getting them to sleep while on vacation, parents have been told

Packing a baby’s crib can help them to drift off easier when sleeping away from home and their own bedroom, one expert has advised.

In an article for the Boston Globe, parenting specialist Barbara F Meltz encouraged parents to plan what they will need and when to make sightseeing trips during their travels.

This way, youngsters are less liable to be too disturbed by an adjustment to their slumber routines.

“The more you anticipate that change is upsetting to young children … the more relaxed you are likely to be,” Ms Meltz explained.

She suggested scheduling daytime activities around a child’s nap time, as if they are removed from their habits, the more unsettled they will become.

The professional described how children need to have regular customs in order to feel safe and secure.

Dr William Fifer of Columbia University at New York-Presbyterian Hospital recently explained how reflexes are vital to help babies learn as they rest, CBS reported.

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