I have a 14 week DD who is a pretty good sleeper (for now!). We do bath, massage, feed and bed and she is usually away by 8pm. She gets up between 3 - 4 for a feed and then up for the day at 7 - 8.
We've been invited to a family party next weekend which I have to go to - have been criticised lots for not going to any social occasions (I may have used DD as an excuse more than once..).
I really don't want to break her routine - has anyone experience of this? Is it better to try and replicate the routine, maybe using a travel cot, or should I carry her in a sling and let her sleep in there?
The added complication is that there will be fireworks at the party which is bound to unsettle her - a bus backfired today and she started screaming.
..whatever YOU will find most relaxing so can get some enjoyment out of the evening. That may be a sling if she will sleep in it / you can carry her about all night, it buggy / travel cot if there is somewhere to park / shove it.
I'd take a flannel, wash her face, put on her night clothes, feed her and take her a 20 min or so walk outside in sling or pram to soothe her to sleep, then go back to the party -hopefully she'll continue to sleep for a good while. When/if she wakes later I'd leave then -you need your sleep too