Traveling with a baby is not for the faint of heart. Sleep schedules are interrupted and they can be difficult to reestablish in a new environment.
This is why some parents choose to travel with a baby sleep sound machine.
If you’re visiting family members, you and your baby will be busy. This means new activities and a lot of excitement. But the fun also cuts into a regular nap schedule. Time zone changes can be a difficult adjustment.
As a survivor of several cross-country trips with young children, I can assure you that sleep (or lack of sleep ) is one of the biggest challenges to taking your children on the road.
I’ll never forget traveling cross country with my husband and two young children. We flew 3,000 miles to visit my parents. It was a wonderful time, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. But my 10-month-old son had a difficult time settling down to sleep.
HoMedics Baby Sound Spa
My father patiently tried to soothe him, so we could carefully lower him into his portable crib, once he fell asleep. With my son on his shoulder, my father would pat his back over and over, saying “dit, dit, dit.”
It wasn’t easy, but it worked. Eventually my son fell asleep on his grandfather’s shoulder. Babies are comforted familiar rhythmic sounds.
However, in case you don’t have someone to sit and manually put your little one to sleep, you might want to try a sound machine. It’s designed to be used out of the house. But it can also be used at home.
HoMedics Sound Machine for Baby
At home, if you have a difficult sleeper, you may use one of the many sleep soothers on the market. Some of them are really cute. They are soft and look like regular stuffed animals. But they take up a lot of room in the diaper bag, or a suitcase.
A more compact alternative is the battery-powered HoMedics SoundSpa On-the Go, which you can see in the picture above. It plays the soothing rhythms of the ocean, a heartbeat, white noise and a lullaby. It also has a timer to shut it off.