Sleep Aid for babies while travelling

Fiorella - posted on 06/24/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Good day yummy mummies, I am set to travel soon with a 4 month old who is still quite colic and now teething so i am looking for advice on a sleeping aid just until we reach the ferry. The car journey is 3hrs TO the port so if i can get my wee man to sleep for the car journey i would be estatic. any advice?

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Sharon - posted on 06/24/2011

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I have had to travel to the capital city here a few times (with our 19mth old and 9wk old), and I try to make sure both a well fed and it's around their naptimes.
Next month I'll be taking our youngest (he'll be 12wks then) on a trip to the other side of the country to meet my side of the family, so that will be a 3hr car trip, then a 5.5hr plane flight. We've booked the flight for 11pm which is his best sleep time (midnight - 6am), and I'm hoping that he'll settle ok in the car prior too.

Karli - posted on 06/24/2011

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My sister travelled from England to Canada with her son when he was 4 months old and I believe she had given him some baby Gravol. I don't know if you are against medicines but it really helped with keeping him calm and he did sleep for a while.

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Sonia - posted on 07/03/2011

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A trick i use that always works is to put the air/con fan on high in the car (if you just swithcv on the fan without the actual A/C on you wont waste fuel) -there is something about the repetative sh-sh-sh-sh-sh sound that makes babies fall alseep - I noticed this when id have my baby in the bouncer in the kitchen whilst i was preparing dinner- she would always fall asleep a few mins after i turned the stove rangehood fan on. Similarly also happens when they an hear a heater or the dryer spinning.
good luck

Karli - posted on 06/24/2011

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Gravol is something to take to combat nausea, sea sickness or motion sickness but one of it's side effects is drowsiness. Check it out and see if it will work for you.

Fiorella - posted on 06/24/2011

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Thnx ladies. Karli i hve never heard of Gravol must google it. I have however heard of Dozol but its not recommended for kids under 6 yrs old. Sharon I wish i could have organized the trip like you but dont have a regular nap period as jamie is colic. my eldest son however would sleep upside down , where ever he falls he will sleep lol

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