Help on holiday!

(4 Posts)
brightonbythesea Mon 28-Oct-13 08:21:37

Hi,

we´ve come to Spain on holiday for a few days with our DD who is a couple of weeks off 1 year old. We had a busy day travelling, she slept for 50mins or so on the plane, and 20 mins in her pushchair late afternoon so she was awake for a long time in the middle of the day. She was very excited and I couldn´t get her to drop off any earlier.

She went to bed fine, in a travel cot in her own room at 6.45, straight to sleep. at 10,.30 she woke up screaming, and this continued until 1.30am. We tried everything, milk, cuddle, sleep in our bed (she just plays) moved the cot into our room. Nothing worked until she just collapsed with exhaustion at 1.30 then was up as usual at 6.30ish. She´s having a (reluctant) nap now which began at 9am as she is extremely tired and grumpy.

Now I can deal with one night, but what do I to stop this from happening again ? Does anyone know why this could have happened? We are obviously not going to have a very nice holiday if we are up all night with a screaming child! Advice from experienced holiday goers with babies. Thanks

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Mon 28-Oct-13 08:25:15

In my experience, it is the travel cot.mattress. Or at least it was in our case. Its like sleeping on a board! Have you got any blankets you could fold under the bottom sheet?

We resorted to a folded single duvet with the bottom.sheet wraped around it, to make dd comfy, but we were on a cold uk holiday so wasnt worried about her overheating.

brightonbythesea Mon 28-Oct-13 08:46:36

Thanks Mortified, I will give this a try. Am hoping it was just ´first night away´issues

BotBotticelli Mon 28-Oct-13 09:32:38

Might also have been just cos she was a bit overtired/unsettled from having such a long day of travelling and no 'proper' naps in the cot yesterday? Maybe try to make sure you stay in/near the hotel today so she can get as many naps as she needs and is well rested/used to the room. And then hopefully she will settle a bit better tonight?

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