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Baby won't sleep on holiday

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Theducksarenotmyfriends Sat 28-Oct-17 09:51:23

Just wondered if anyone has experience of this. My dd is 10 months, never been a great sleeper but has improved lots and now usually only wakes twice a night for a quick breastfeed (massive improvement from waking every 2 hours for the first 6 months!).

The problem is if we ever go away for a weekend, eg to visit family, she just will not sleep. I know she's somewhere new and having to sleep in travel cot, but we try as much as possible to keep her routine the same - bath, feed, bed in her sleeping bag with her white noise machine. She's goes off to sleep fine by herself but then wakes every hour all night!

We're away this weekend so just ended up co sleeping with her with her feeding pretty much all night. She still woke every hour but at least she was closer, but we're just exhausted. I know when we get home we'll be in for a rough few nights as a result of her broken sleep and her being attached to breast all night.

Is there anything we can do? Should we just avoid traveling anywhere with her overnight until she's older? Dp thinks we'll never be able to go on holiday again, tell me it gets better!

teaandbiscuitsforme Sat 28-Oct-17 10:29:51

Could you start using the travel cot more at home? Maybe for naps so that she’s used to it?

We cosleep anyway but I find it so much easier for travelling and staying with family etc because at least I know they will always go to sleep.

You can’t not go away but it’s never as easy or relaxing as you’d want it to be! flowers

FATEdestiny Sat 28-Oct-17 11:50:07

My children have never slept well on holiday, whether 10 months old or 10 years old. We have just learnt to accommodate poorer sleep than normal within our time away.

Theducksarenotmyfriends Sat 28-Oct-17 15:49:40

She naps well in the travel cot at the childminders, just seems to hate it at night when we're away! Tbh fate, I don't tend to sleep that well myself if I'm sleeping somewhere other than my own bed so I suppose it's to be be expected for a little one! Ah well, was just wondering if I was missing some kind of ingenious solution.

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