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#1 of 4 Old 07-30-2010, 08:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My DH and I will be taking our 3 month old son on our first trip (airplane, followed by a couple hours in the car) and will be spending one night in a single hotel room. We co-sleep and at home, we put him to bed at around 6 or 6:30. We use room darkening shades and white noise and he sleeps pretty well until we come to bed around 9:30 or 10 when he usually wakes up to nurse. But I've tried reading in our bedroom with a candle or booklight, and he wakes right up, and if we whisper as we get into bed, he wakes up too. Any suggestions for how to handle the one-room hotel? We can't go to bed at 6:00 (as much as I'd like to, I have horrible insomnia, but that's for another thread!) and yet I'm worried he just won't sleep with us awake and any lights on. HELP!

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Off the top of my head, can you darken the room, put him to bed, set up a monitor, and spend the evening with DH on the hotel balcony? Maybe order room service and just enjoy a few hours together outside if the weather's nice.

Or... can you put a pack'n'play in the bathroom, turn on the fan, set up a monitor, and then stay in the main room? Kinda brings up a pee problem, but maybe skip the beers for the evening...

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When this happens to us, we splurge on a room with a living room area, a suite, or whatever the term is. Somewhere where there is a separate area so we can close the door.

Or else we're in the bathroom eating take-out, or on the floor near the air conditioner being veeeeeeeeeeeery quiet.

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When this happens to us, we splurge on a room with a living room area, a suite, or whatever the term is. Somewhere where there is a separate area so we can close the door.

Or else we're in the bathroom eating take-out, or on the floor near the air conditioner being veeeeeeeeeeeery quiet.
This is what we do as well. One bedroom suites usually are not that pricey if you go with hotel suite chains. Now we have to do 2 bedroom suites when we travel due to our 3 kids and their sleeping needs, MUCH harder to find rooms now.

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