How should a baby sleep in a travel cot?

The baby's space should be kept simple and simple, without loose bedding and should be placed in the “foot to toe” position (where the baby's feet are placed at the feet of the crib) so that they cannot be twisted under any blanket. Yes, it's okay for your child to take a nap in a travel cot. If the chosen portable crib is approved for sleeping at night, it is also perfectly safe for naps. If you are looking for a safe and comfortable place for your baby to play and relax while you are washing dishes or preparing dinner, a travel cot can be useful.

But if you buy and bring your own “crib”, is it safe for your baby to sleep in a travel cot? In some cases, hotels will even offer a n' play pack that is hardly suitable for playing, never mind sleeping. In case you want to do your daily chores without having to worry about your toddler's shenanigans, simply place him in his travel cot with his favorite toys and you're good to go. If your baby is used to having his own room, sharing a room during the holidays can be too annoying or exciting for him to sleep. According to the AAP's recommendations, parents should share the same room but sleep in different beds as their baby for a minimum of 6 months and up to 12 months.

A travel cot not only acts as an ideal place for your baby to nap while traveling, but it can also be used as a playground. Specifically, moms ask me where their baby should sleep when traveling and what to pack for the baby's vacation. That's why you need to make sure that the baby travel cot you buy meets all American safety standards. In addition to that, make sure you choose a travel cot designed to fit your baby's age.

Popular brands such as the lotus travel cot, the babybjorn travel cot and the Graco travel cot (just to name a few) are some of the most common on the market today and all are approved for sleep. In my exhausted mom starter kit, I tell you my top 3 tips for getting babies a good night's sleep (including how to create a quiet sleep routine). Although it seems that the “right” answer is to travel when the baby normally sleeps, I have found that this doesn't always work. The advantage is that even when you are on vacation or away from home, your baby can sleep more easily, since he is already used to sleeping in his travel cots.

Kayode Alhassan
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