I'm overseas at the moment and staying with an elderly relative who's just told me that in a couple of days time there's going to be some construction works so they're going to cut ALL the utilities in the area for just the one day. No gas, electricity, water or heating!! I've got an 18 month old, so I've decided to book us into a hotel for the day.
Situation is this: he's never been the type to nap on the go, won't ever nap in his pram, so he's almost always had his naps in his cot at home. But the hotel doesn't have a portable cot, so he will have to have his nap in a bed for the first time ever...
Am just thinking it might be fairly disastrous!!! Any ideas what I can do to give him the best shot at having a good nap??
I will be taking his sleeping bag and his nightnight rabbit, but... I know this sounds dumb, even if I follow the same pre-nap routine, will he even know that he's supposed to go to sleep?? And what should I do? He's a sleep trained bub, so I usually put him in his cot and walk out the door and he goes to sleep by himself. But if it's just a hotel room, should I what... go hide in the bathroom? HAHa And of course I'm a bit worried he'll fall off the bed, so I guess people would say for once stuff the SIDS guidelines and put pillows around him?
There's a pool at the hotel so I'm going to take him swimming in the morning to make sure he's freaking exhausted come nap time... Any other suggestions on what I can do? Thanks in advance