Top 10 Travel Tips for Moms

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Make Sleep a Priority

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Even if you work hard to keep to your normal routine, sleep can go askew when you’re on the road. For the first couple of days of your trip, Steel says, plan to go back to that newborn adage, “Sleep when they sleep.” She says, “If your baby goes to sleep at 5 p.m. in your new destination, try to go to sleep soon after.” Especially if you are traveling to a different time zone, “There is no need for you to get on a new time zone until your child is on that time zone too.” Also, if your child is loathe to nap in a hotel room, consider temporarily instituting long, sleep-inducing stroller walks at naptime. If nothing else, this will allow you time to take in more daytime sights, maybe including a museum your toddler would never tolerate while awake.

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About Katie Quirk Dunyon

I'm a married mom of two living in Seattle, WA. I have a seven-year-old little boy, a first grader! He's a fairly reserved kid and all about Legos and building sets. I also have a little girl who turned three at the end of February. She's a tiny thing but a big ham; we call her our clown. They're a lot of work but also a ton of fun. I love to eat, cook, and run (in that order). But at the end of the day, give me a spot on the couch and a little bit of TV or a good book, I'm done!
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