If you have reached this page, then you were probably searching for tips on staying in a hotel room with kids. Correct? Well before you embark on your family holiday I thought I would share some of my tips and tricks for staying in a hotel room with your kids.
Family travel is never fun, and games and we try to book hotels which are family-friendly wherever we can. Personally, I find sharing a room with the boys tiring especially for more than one night. However, it is possible and of course, some of the advice is meant to be met with humour.
So, here I go with my hotel room tips and tricks with your kids. Whether it be sharing a hotel room with a baby or older child…good luck! Ha!
Survival Tips For Sharing A Hotel Room With Kids
Tire Them Out
Tire your little darling/s out during the day so that once it is time for bed they will hopefully go to sleep very quickly. This will hopefully mean you can then relax and take your time to recover from your day. Although if you have kids like my two, then this never works!
Hide In The Bathroom
If you are all in the same hotel room and you need to wait until they are fast asleep then take some munchies and sit in the bathroom. It means you can hide away and eat without the kids knowing, and hopefully, they will fall asleep quicker knowing that mummy and/or daddy aren’t in the room with them.
Sit In The Dark
This is normally what I end up doing; sitting in a dark room and wait until the kids are asleep and then grab out the phones and tablets. Although along with the option below sitting in the dark can cause us to fall asleep too.
Pretend To Sleep
If the above tips haven’t worked then you could try to pretend to sleep. The kids then think “well mum is sleeping, so we will too” (fingers crossed!). Just hope that you don’t fall asleep as if you are like me then you will be wide awake at 2 am!
Don’t Do It!
Okay, I don’t mean, don’t go on your family holiday, I mean sharing the same room. If it’s more than one night, then the best advice to give you is to book a room that has a separate area for the kids. This could be a connecting room, an area with a sliding door or a partition wall. This way you can watch some tv, have a light on or just sit and relax while the kids are asleep. It really does make a great difference having them separate from the main bed.
I have always found sharing a room with my boys a right pain in the rear. Unless you have well-behaved kids that fall asleep instantly or sleep through anything then you may need the above survival tips! However, it is doable and shouldn’t put you off going on a family holiday.
Do you have any survival tips for sharing a hotel room with your kids? Let me know in the comments below!
First Published – August 2016