With summer comes a lot of travel for my family. You might find us pitching a tent, hitting an amusement park, visiting family or simply setting off for a destination unknown, in search of adventure! Traveling with kids gets easier with each trip, but the toughest part usually involves sleeping in a new place. It can be unnerving for kids who are accustomed to their own beds, where they feel safe and secure!
Early on in our family travels, we discovered that having a dedicated nap mat or sleeping bag for each child to use on our adventures helped to make bedtime easier, regardless of where we lay our heads for the night! I am going to share a few of my favorite bed away from home options with you, these are perfect for a trip to grandma's, an impromptu living room camp out, or to pack in the car for your vacation.
If your little traveler is a Super Hero in training, this super soft and cozy nap mat
from Olive Kids will help them to get some rest on the go! The mat rolls up easily for transport and storage. The blanket is lined with cotton flannel which will practically hug your child to sleep with ease.
If your kids are a little bigger than nap mat size, then the choice is clear. You need a character sleeping bag
! A bed on the go and a friend all in one, this sleeping bag is ready to accompany your child to camp, or to a first sleepover. Available in several styles, you will love how this product multi-tasks to meet your child's needs and personality! The bag converts into a backpack, toiletry bag, night light, pillow, overnight bag all in one cute package!
Nap Mats are great for ensuring you never miss a scheduled nap time when you are visiting friends and family this summer. Roll it up and take it along for a plush place to tuck your toddler or preschooler in no matter where life takes you. This owl print mat
is a hoot!
Sometimes you need to make bedtime fun when in a new place to ease anxiety. With this mermaid tail sleep sack
, your little one can flip a fin and drift off to dream with a big smile! If fin flipping is your thing, this shark sleep sack
will help take a bite out of bedtime in a new place. Both the shark and mermaid sleep sacks are available in sizes from baby to adult so the whole family can snuggle into a fun sleep sack!
I hope these ideas help you to plan for bedtime on your vacation, trip to visit family or campout! If you have an idea for helping kids sleep easier on a trip, please leave a comment to share with us!