Traveling with little ones can be challenging, especially if they have a hard time adjusting to new environments. As a mom of a high sensory toddler, I know firsthand how important it is to bring some of the comforts of home when we travel. And one of the most important comforts we bring is Jakey, our sleep time animal.
Jakey is a well-traveled lovie who has been with us to Australia, Singapore, Mexico, Hawaii, and many other places. He’s more than just a stuffed animal – he’s a part of our family. And with Jakey comes a few other comforts from home that help my little one feel comfortable no matter where we go.
One of those comforts is a familiar night light. We bring a portable night light that can be easily plugged in wherever we’re staying. This helps create a familiar sleep environment for my toddler, and it also helps me see if I need to check on him during the night.
Another comfort we bring is a noise machine. My little one is used to sleeping with white noise, so we always bring a noise machine with us when we travel. It helps drown out any unfamiliar noises in our new surroundings and creates a soothing sleep environment.
Bringing these comforts of home may seem like small things, but they can make a big difference in how well your little one adjusts to a new place. And when your little one is comfortable and sleeping well, you’ll be able to enjoy your vacation even more.
So next time you’re planning a family trip, don’t forget to bring a few of the comforts of home. Whether it’s a beloved stuffed animal, a night light, or a noise machine, these items can help make traveling with little ones a little easier.
We all know the best vacations are ones we ALL get to enjoy. Happy, sleeping kids make for a happy mom!