Looking for a way to have your lil one sleep like a baby? When we go to Grandma's house for vacation, my babe hits the hay in unfamiliar surroundings — a pack and play in the study or my sister's old room. Luckily, my daughter is a sound sleeper. The challenge is keeping her from waking up at the crack of dawn with the time change and flood of morning light. To see my trick,
To avoid this, I hang a thick blanket over the windows to shut out the sunshine. This allows my child to stay on California time and power through naps. If you're staying at a hotel, the drapes are generally thick enough. If not, check the closet for an extra blanket.