I know we are probably over-thinking this but bear with me!
DS is 10 months old and we are all going to a wedding in another city next month. The hotel we are staying in is across the road. I'm just wondering what the best thing to do with DS is in the evening as the reception is at 7.30 but he is normally fast asleep by 7.
He's never been the sleepiest baby and so I'm not convinced that he would sleep in a corner in his pushchair - or will he? The alternative is that DP and I take it in turns to be in the hotel, I guess.
What do you do when you go to something like this with a baby in tow?!
We took DD to a wedding when she was 10 months goping she'd nod off in her pushchair, but she refused to go to sleep since she'd miss so much fun! She stayed awake and relatively ungrumpy until 10, when we left (then was sparkers the second we got her in the car). She was a major attraction at the wedding - the bridesmaids were taking turns holding her while they danced and she loved it.
So I think just see how it goes with DS? We changed DD into a babygrow in the evening and were prepared to make a swift exit if necessary.
We are staying in a grotty Travelodge type affair so IME they will be next to useless. I will have a think about that though, thanks.
He is way too big and wriggly for a sling - I gave up on them months ago unfortunately.
TheOldestCat - that's good to know that your DD was okay. He usually stays awake and happy much longer if there's interesting things going on. And I guess it will be a busy and unusual day with the ceremony etc. so his naps will probably be all over the shop.
Take DS. Let him enjoy the party. When he gets tired put him in a babygro and put him in his buggy/pram. He may or may not sleep - either way he'll pass out soon enough once you get bcak to your room as he'll be knackered. The nextday may be a bit all-over thr place, but by Monday he'll be back on track, I reckon. You might even get a lie-in the next day.
If he's mobile he'll enjoy the dance-floor. If he's not he'll enjoy watching drunk people enjoing the dance-floor.
We've just been to our fifth wedding this year with DD... Can you tell? Upside - last weekend's juant, DD didn't go to sleep until 10pm (Celidh just TOO much fun). But slept in until 9.30!! Whoop whoop for hungover tired parents...