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Many families travel during the winter, whether for a vacation to get away from the cold weather or to visit family for the holidays.  For parents with little ones in tow, your travel schedule doesn’t always coincide with your child’s sleep schedule, which can disrupt your child’s sleep routine.  We always suggest trying to schedule your travel to best accommodate your child’s sleep schedule so you can stay on track, but when that just isn’t a possibility, don’t lose hope.  When you arrive at your destination, you can recreate your child’s sleep environment by packing some innovative sleep products to help your child adjust better.

1. Marpac Dohm Sound Conditioner

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The Marpac Dohm Sound Conditioner creates the soothing sound of rushing air, also known as “white noise,” which has been proven to effectively block noises at a broad range of frequencies. A uniform blanket of smooth sound masks disruptive noises. This nifty device has two speeds and integrated vibration-dampening rubber feet for improved sound quality.

2. Smart Play Yard Mattress Topper by MamaDoo Kids

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The Smart Mattress Topper helps your baby (and yourself) get more sleep when he uses his play yard (pack n’ play, playpen, etc.).  Invented by a mom and dad, it transforms your playpen into a cozy crib with a high-density and high resiliency Mattress Topper that matches the density and firmness of mommy´s or daddy´s chest… your baby´s favorite place to sleep. It also prevents plagiocephaly (flat spots on your baby’s head) by keeping him off the play yard’s hard-floor-board and onto the Mattress Topper.

3. Gro Anywhere Blind

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A Portable blackout blind for when it’s still too light to say night night! Anyone who has stayed away from home with little ones will know that it can be tricky to create a snoozy sleeping environment when there is too much light flooding in. The versatile Gro Anywhere Blind has been designed to ‘go’ anywhere with you, and can be put in place in minutes. Attaches directly to the glass using suction cups, ensuring a close fit that really does block light properly.

4. Zipadee-Zip Wearable Blanket

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The Zipadee-Zip wearable blanket provides a womb-like environment but full range of movement to roll over and wiggle around safely and freely. The slight resistance in the arm-span helps soothe the startle reflex and will often work to ensure sounder sleep when most other products of its kind fail. Even with the full enclosure the Zipadee-Zip provides, babies can pick up and put in their pacifier or play with a toy while wearing it! It prevents the risk of hip dysplasia, keeps loose blankets out of the crib and is also safe to be worn while a baby is buckled into a car seat or stroller! It keeps those little hands warm all night and prevents scratching! It’s also perfect for keeping germs at bay on airplanes and keeping kids comfy on car rides.

5. Summer Infant Safety Bedrail

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The Safety Bedrail is an essential item when transitioning your child from the crib to a bed. It folds down for parents to sit bedside or easily change linens. The bedrail requires minimal assembly for a quick, easy installation and can also easily be packed for travel.

6. Kidco Peapod Plus Travel Bed

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The PeaPod Plus Travel Bed accommodates children from 1-5 years of age. It comes fully assembled with a Micro-Lite sleeping pad already attached to the floor. This feature rich model also boasts two large zipper panels, lightweight mesh for great airflow, adjustable window screens, anchor straps, UV protection and a storage/carry bag.

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sleep consulting for familiesWritten by Amanda Hudye, Certified Child Sleep Consultant and Founder of SleepWell Baby

Founded by Amanda Hudye, SleepWell Baby provides sleep consulting for families with children age 14 weeks to 8 years old. The certified sleep consultants at SleepWell Baby work with families globally from Canada to China providing information and advice to help families get the rest they require.  All of the consultants are members of the International Association of Childhood Sleep Consultants and Family Sleep Institute Certified and have extensive training in biological sleep milestones, safe sleep environments, parenting styles, coaching, child development and solutions to sleeping challenges. Continuing to pave the way in the field of infant and child sleep consulting, SleepWell Baby is an excellent resource and adheres to the highest standards of excellence and safety.

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