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Squaffle Tue 31-Jan-17 15:53:04

Hi all,

Just a quick one. DD (10 months) is in a routine which she pretty much set for herself and which works really well: short nap in the morning, 2-ish hours at lunchtime, in bed at about 6:45pm.

I have posted before about how she won't sleep anywhere other than her cot, but I'm used to that now.

We are going away soon for a family event, which will involve a short flight. The travel times and the family event will mean that she will have to sleep 'on the go' but hopefully we will be back where we are staying for bedtime so that she can be in a cot then. I am going to aim for reclined buggy in a quiet corner with snooze shade, and her usual sleep props (dummy, cuddly toys, sleeping bag).

I am the type of person who doesn't deal well with unpredictability, so let me know what I'm getting myself in for? Am I in for complete hell or have you found that very routine-based babies have adapted to situations like this?

Scrumptiouscrumpets Tue 31-Jan-17 17:52:49

All babies are different, so knowing what other people's babies do isn't going to answer your question. In any case, my DS1 has been a bloody nightmare during all our holidays so far. Naps all over the place, early waking, screaming at bedtime, etc.

Squaffle Tue 31-Jan-17 19:15:40

Yes should have said, of course every baby is different... I'm not looking for a definitive answer because there isn't one. Just looking for others' experiences really. Thanks smile

Rainshowers Tue 31-Jan-17 19:20:00

Where are you going? If it's anywhere warm, we've always found that our DD was exhausted by the heat and slept/napped well.

Our DD is almost 3, but we travelled with her lots. She was in a really good routine, but would only slept in her cot/car seat (I.e she'd never fall asleep on the sofa or in my arms) and we never had a problem with getting her to sleep with the help of a snooze shade, dummy & white noise in her pushchair out and about. There's every chance you'll be ok!

JohnLapsleyParlabane Tue 31-Jan-17 19:26:42

My DD copes well with change.of this type. My friend's DD doesn't not. Good luck.

Penrithtearooms Tue 31-Jan-17 19:38:24

Your baby sounds a lot like my son! If she is, I think she will cope without the naps OP, but for the love of god don't let her stay up any later than 7!! (will be days to pay for it if she is anything like my son!!)

purplefizz26 Tue 31-Jan-17 19:41:54

In the nicest way possible you really need to try to chill out and just go with the flow while away from home.

If you don't deviate from the routine you don't give her chance to adapt to different situations, chances are it will be absolutely fine.

Squaffle Tue 31-Jan-17 21:07:55

Thanks everyone! Totally agree, purple.

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