It has been a dream of ours since our little girl was born 3 years ago to take her to Disney World when she’s old enough. My wife and I both have fond childhood memories of trips with our families. I know it may be a bit soon, but we’ve decided to go this fall when she is 4, which leads me to the point of this blog… and frankly a request for your advice. This is our first ever family vacation since our daughter was born, and I’ve got to ask…
How do you get younger children to nap during the day and sleep at night if you are in the same hotel room? I’m hoping you have some simple suggestions that we as new parents just haven’t thought of. Is the only option to sleep when she does… and does that work? My wife told me about one guy who pitched a small tent in the middle of their hotel room as a way to sequester and provide less distraction to his child at night. Would that work?
How do you get younger children to nap during the day and sleep at night if you are in the same hotel room?
Or should we pay extra for a “suite” that has a door for the bedroom… a place to hole up while our 4 year old sleeps? Orlando has hotels with multiple bedrooms, but we’d like to stay really close to the Magic Kingdom to make it easy to nip home for an afternoon nap before returning for more Disney fun?
Of course, the closer you stay (e.g. at one of the Disney hotels on the monorail – Grand Floridian, Contemporary or Polynesian) the more expensive the rooms are. So, a single room hotel may be the only financially viable option. Have you stayed at hotels with your kid(s)? How did that go, and how did you deal with naps and nighttime sleep? What do you recommend we do?
We’d love your help!