Following on from our series of articles on baby travel once you have mastered the short day trip, it’s time to upgrade to something more challenging – the overnight stay! This needn’t be as daunting as it sounds and you’ll find that you only need to extend your travel checklist slightly to accommodate the extra time away from home. It might be a good idea to choose a trip to the baby’s grandparents as your first overnight adventure.
Add to the list some extra blankets and of course extra clothing and nappies for the baby. Even visiting Nan and Granddad may pose very new, strange, sounds and scents to the baby so it’s a good idea to have a pushchair which can double up as a crib. The baby will feel much more at home which should help him or her to settle in the new surroundings.
If you think you will be staying away overnight on a regular basis then there are some great travel cots available that can also double up as a playpen. Along with other travel accessories this is a great idea as a gift for baby so add it to your wish list. Many come in practical bags so they are easy to carry and you can even find ones that can be used as a changing table.