After nine long months, your precious newborn baby is finally here. You have never been that tired in your life, but a few months later (or maybe sooner) you’re ready to travel again! Especially if you’re someone who’s been bitten by the travel bug and can’t wait to resume travels with a baby in tow. But where to start? Finding a newborn baby friendly hotel will make your trip a lot more enjoyable.
Infants who are a few months old typically take regular naps and don’t require a lot of bells and whistles to keep them occupied. So, while choosing a good hotel to spend with your baby, you don’t need to look for one with lots of family-friendly activities. Nonetheless, it is important that you choose a hotel that has all that you need for you and your baby to feel relaxed and comfortable. Here are a few important tips on how to find the best hotel when you’re taking a baby.
Low-key Evening Entertainment
A hotel with a nightclub that plays loud music may be helpful for you to have some fun. However, when staying with your newborn baby, you won’t appreciate the loud music that plays on the hotel after a certain hour of the night. If you have to pick a hotel that has a nightclub or hosts lots of parties or weddings, then request a room that is far away from the music venue.
With this in mind, you’ll also want to stay at a hotel that is not by a main street, as traffic can be quite noisy.
Your child might be too young for chicken and sandwiches, but still, find out if the restaurant has a kids menu. If they do, it is a sign that the hotel is concerned about kids. Have them provide a comfortable place for your baby to sit while you eat. So, inquire whether they have high chairs for use during dining time. If your baby can’t sit up on their own yet, a high chair is still very useful if you turn it around to set the car seat on top!
Location is Key
As you choose the perfect baby-friendly hotel, pay close attention to the location. Consider how your baby will cope with the new environment. Consider if the environment can allow your baby to sleep while you are on the go or you will have to head back to your hotel room every time he/she wants to take a nap.
The best location is one where you are walking distance to most of the places you want to visit, and/or has nice streets and parks nearby to walk around with your baby on a stroller or baby carrier. A great environment for a baby is where it’s cool and full of green plantation around.
If the hotel is wheelchair friendly, it means that it is also stroller friendly. You will not have to go through the hustle of staircases and obstacles during your navigation in the hotel. This can mean optimum enjoyment of the property during your stay.
In-room Fridge and Microwave
Look for a hotel that offers a mini fridge and microwave. This makes such a hotel ultimate for baby accommodation. A good baby friendly hotel should have a fridge to keep baby food cold and also a microwave to heat food and sterilize baby utensils and bottles. In addition to this, check if they have an electric kettle or bring one with you to your vacation. It will come in handy when you want to heat some warm water for the baby, whether to mix with formula, heat breastmilk bottles, or mix baby food.
Enough Room for a Crib
Even if you’re cosleeping, you’ll want to have a separate place to have baby sleep, like during naps. Many hotels offer portable cribs that can add to your room, find out if yours does. If not, find out if there’s enough room to bring your own travel crib.
If they provide one, do bring your own crib sheets. Babies will appreciate the smell of home and you’ll appreciate knowing they’re perfectly clean.
There you have it; all that you need to consider to find the perfect baby-friendly hotel.
It can be hard to find a hotel that suits you and your family’s needs. Luckily there are loads of places out there which can help you find that perfect hotel. One useful site is: comparehotelprices.co.uk. You can compare multiple hotels in the areas you are interested in.
Happy baby travels!