The planning, the packing, the torturously long line at airport security 鈥 you鈥檝e made it through the not-so-epic parts of traveling with a newborn聽鈥 yay! Now you鈥檙e at the hotel, and everyone鈥檚 had their fair share of splashing around the pool, but now it鈥檚 bedtime. And bonus: It鈥檚 on an absolutely huge bed, covered in the fluffiest comforter聽you鈥檝e ever felt. But, wait! The baby鈥檚 crying, and you鈥檙e realizing that bedtime in a hotel isn鈥檛 as easy for your baby as it is for you. Before giving up on your hopes for rest and relaxation, check out these tips for getting baby to sleep through the night while on vacation.

Mother and baby in hotel bed

1. Same Old, Same Old:聽You鈥檝e got the night-night routine down at home: Scrub in the tub, a book, a song and a steady stream of back pats, and your little one is out. There鈥檚 no need to completely change your routine just because you鈥檝e crossed state lines. Stick to your script and make the bedtime routine as close to the at-home version as possible. This may mean bringing your own frog princess hooded towel and toting along bedtime books from home.

2. Lovely Linens:聽Baby鈥檚 sensitive skin perks up when she feels a crib sheet that isn鈥檛 the soft, cuddly one she鈥檚 used to at home. Even though the difference is almost imperceptible, she knows it, and pretty soon (through her cries) everyone else on your floor will know it. Pack a few crib sheets from home (just in case of middle-of-the-night diaper leaks) to use at the hotel.

3. Chill Out鈥 Or Not:聽The AC鈥檚 on blast, and you鈥檙e comfy under a thick down comforter. But for safe sleeping鈥檚 sake,聽your baby isn鈥檛 quite as bundled up, and her summer jammies are nothing more than a onesie. When you鈥檙e packing, think ahead to every temperature eventuality. Bring along an array of sleepwear options to give you enough choices to keep your baby snuggly, like a long-sleeved sleepsack.

4.聽Elevator Avoidance:聽It鈥檚 2am and three tipsy bridesmaids from the wedding downstairs come聽stumbling off the elevator. While you might sleep through their loud chatter, baby most likely won鈥檛. Pick a room that鈥檚 far from the elevator, the stairs or any shared space (such as a gym or an ice machine) to avoid extra noise.

5. Walk It Out:聽When you鈥檙e at home, a quick drive around the block gets baby right to sleep. But now聽you鈥檙e on vacation and don鈥檛 have a car (or you have a car, but don鈥檛 know the area well enough to drive around). Put baby in a stroller or strap her into a carrier, then walk her around the floor (or do laps in your room) until she starts snoozing.

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