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What do you do in the evenings on holiday with a baby??

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KiwiPanda Mon 15-Jun-09 08:09:34


Bit of a dumb question really. We're going to Spain for a week with DD (will be 6 1/2 months) - and it's just occured to me that I don't know what we'll do in the evenings!? We're taking the car seat/pushchair combo with us but I don't know how well if at all she'll sleep in them (she's not actually in pushchair yet as she's not 6 months and I'm waiting until she is better at sitting up)

Anyone have any top tips? We've been on hols before now but we've stayed with friends in a private house so just put the babies to bed upstairs and socialised downstairs!

KiwiPanda Mon 15-Jun-09 08:10:15

ps Spanish restaurants don't really do early dinners so that's not an option....!

growingup Mon 15-Jun-09 08:13:51

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shootfromthehip Mon 15-Jun-09 08:17:31

You read books, get quietly drunk and have lots of sex. You eat out at lunchtime and have sandwiches for tea. You try and eat in restaurants and allow strange people to wander off round the kitchen with your LO and shovel food down your neck so that you can get her back asap. Well that's what our first couple of holidays were like anyway wink.

Self catering is the way forwards!!!

mummster Mon 15-Jun-09 08:20:20

we are also going on holiday with our LO who will be 4 months. we are going to put her in pram and go to quiet hotel bar in evenings hope she will sleep then. She should as she likes her naps in pram. May hav to have some early nights too!!!

JeffVadar Mon 15-Jun-09 09:34:19

Put baby to bed and read, play cards, talk and drink wine on the balcony.

willali Mon 15-Jun-09 09:53:09

baby under the table in a car seat worked for us.

MissSunny Mon 15-Jun-09 10:32:47

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BellaMummy Mon 15-Jun-09 10:52:30

We took dd1 to Lanzarote when she was 8 months old and we just did her normal bath/milk/PJs routine in the room (we had a separate lounge area which was really helpful if you can get it) and put her in her buggy instead of the cot. We had a drink on the balcony and got ready ourselves and by that time she was asleep.

We then took her down to the restaurant and she slept through dinner and a walk afterward, and then we transferred her to the cot when we got back to the room.

We were lucky in that she slept really soundly and happily in the buggy and didn't stir at all. I'm sure your LO would sleep, and if not then you can always try keeping her up a little later....she may give you a lie-in in the morning

Have a lovely time....

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