Staying in a hotel is relaxing, and it’s a way to treat yourself and have fun with your family! Everything seems fresh around you, and you wish to stay a little longer than your schedule. But staying in a hotel with a baby or toddler is not troublefree. You must know some hacks to have a peaceful journey.
The situation, however, becomes just the familiar situation at home when you have babies with you! You have to supervise and to prepare for them, and you can’t complain if you wake up at midnight due to a crying baby.
You stay in a hotel if you travel or you spend a vacation or a staycation. The experience is not an everyday experience so you really want to enjoy it. You must also consider the baby/babies with you. They must not only be taken care of for the sake of your convenience and pleasure but also for theirs.
It’s stressful and energy-demanding, but there are ways by which you can have a worry-free and more beautifully unforgettable vacation or staycation in a hotel while you take care of little ones.
Here are some of those essential ways:
#1: INFORM THE HOTEL
Before going inside the hotel, let them know that you have a baby or babies with you. State in the detail their age and their capacities such as their ability to walk, eat and recognize. That information might be significant in certain ways. Through knowing, the hotel will be prepared to assist you with your personal needs and with the baby. They might also offer you some freebies or discounts in case they have special features for babies.
#2: ASK FOR A BABY PEN
So your baby can have fun while inside the hotel as you also relax, inquire whether the hotel freely lends or lets clients rent a playpen or a crib. You can put a baby inside when you organize your luggage. You will be assured and peaceful that he/she won’t run away from your sight. There, he/she can also play with other babies, and his/her attention will be directed to playing with safe toys rather than getting close to risks such as slipping on the floor or bumping to table edges.
#3: PICK A DANGER-FREE ZONE
When choosing a hotel room, be sure that you select that which isn’t near spots dangerous for young ones. Some of those areas include the swimming pool, elevators, and stairs. Even though babies recklessly run out of the room when the door is left open, they won’t run into such unsafe locations.
#4: BABY ATTIRE
Cute baby clothes must not only be cute but also safe for babies as they provide essential security and warmth. Bring many baby clothes because your baby cannot borrow from adults as their clothes aren’t suitable for them. The air conditioner in a hotel room might also be cold for them but not for you, so wear on the clothes that will keep them warm and comfortable.
#5: PUT THE SIGN
A baby’s nap time is also a parent’s or a guardian’s precious rest time! It’s precious because with all the baby’s energy throughout the day and with all the energy you spent while you travel, it’s finally a time to rest your tired body. What a fearful moment it is when you’ve just started lying on the bed then the sleeping baby gets disturbed and woken up because of a noise coming from the other room, from outside or from somebody knocking on your door.
To avoid such occurrence, make use of the “DO NOT DISTURB” sign on the door. In that way, your neighbors are warned of making too much loud noise since babies are inside your room. Respectfully, they will consider that. That’s especially the same with housekeepers and other hotel staff that go to you.
#6: STOCK DIAPERS
Don’t forget to buy and bring a sufficient quantity of diapers because you don’t want to go in and out of the hotel just to buy some. Also, change them when needed to avoid spilling and some wetness shared by your baby to the hotel bed or couch!
#7: SUPERVISE INSIDE
When you are inside the hotel room, don’t be irresponsible when the baby is playing around. Make sure that they’re playing joyfully but they’re not close to sharp edges of tables and chairs. Also, beware of people roaming around the floor where your room is located. Babies are treasures.
#8: MAKE SURE IT’S CLEAN
The hotel room isn’t your house but it is one for you as you stay there. Keep it neat not only because it’s embarrassing to leave it as a nasty place, but also because you and your baby/babies are in there. Babies crawl, run and trip, so they must be clean and prevented from disease-causing germs. Make sure as well that after the previous client and before you enter that hotel room, it has been disinfected well.
#9: KEEP HARMFUL OBJECTS AWAY
Upon arriving at the hotel room, scrutinize and be certain that no harmful objects are placed within baby’s reach. They could be sharp objects or hazardous scents, fluids and substances that look like food or drinks. You know some babies, especially the younger ones, like putting stuff inside their mouth, so make sure that the floors are free of small and hurtful objects. Utensils must be well-kept too. Babies who can stand like reaching stuff they see on tables. You can’t keep babies sitting down and behaving all the time, so adjust and keep harmful objects away instead.
#10: PLACE HUGE PILLOWS AWAY
Hotel pillows are really fun to hug! Sleeping is ten times happier and relaxing because of those beautiful bed essentials! Don’t forget, however, that big pillows might also cause harm to little ones. While sleeping, make sure that big pillows won’t be placed near the sleeping baby because in an unexpected case, it might go to the baby’s face, block his/her breathing and cause difficulty in breathing.
Above-mentioned are important tips that you must remember when you stay in a hotel with babies! They will help you to have a safer staycation with fewer worries.
Bringing your baby with you in a hotel isn’t all enjoying and relaxing; you still have the same responsibilities so never be unwatchful and unwise
Be knowledgeable and prepared for yourself and for the baby or babies that you are with!
Do you want to give any tips?
Sharing a hotel room with a toddler or kid wants more patience. You must have some bittersweet memories while staying at a hotel with a baby. I am so curious to know your experiences.
Meanwhile, share this amazing post while you are just lost into your past traveling experience with your baby ( or I say tantrums your kid threw at the hotel room).