Got a family 40th birthday party at the weekend. Its at a function room in a hotel so we've booked a room to take it in turns to watch LO so I can pop down for an hour or two scoff some food and come back to watch tv/sleep when I've had enough
We're taking her Moses basket to sleep in but as its our first night away from home, just wondered if anyone had any tips to keep them in their routine?
We still haven't been anywhere with 9 week old DD yet, but I remember going away when DS was v young.
You could bring familiar things like blankets, any little toys your LO likes to look at or hear music from.
At this stage they are still pretty 'portable' and don't really get fazed by being in new locations, but they might get overwhelmed by all the people, esp if everyone wants a cuddle! I think taking them back to the room for feeds, or to settle them is a good idea, keeping the sort of hours for feeds and bedtime that you're used to.
Just remember to bring more nappies and changes of clothes than you think you'll need, you never can be too careful!
I second keeping your bedtime routine as similar as possible. Feed, bath, feed, bed works in a hotel room just fine.
The problem comes once they are asleep! We had to order room service, eat in the dark (well, dark-ish) and whisper to each other. Maybe your baby can sleep through the TV, but perhaps take a good book and a nightlight you can read by, just in case.
I'd go with the sling option as it can feel frustrating to think that everyone else is enjoying themselves while you are stuck in the room in the dark and feeling lonely. Hopefully at 11 weeks, not too heavy, so won't hurt your back, you'll get to enjoy yourself and enjoy spending time with your partner and feeling relatively 'normal'. Good luck! perhaps there are some advantages to having my willfull 5month old in NO routine whatsoever