in a hotel with your toddlers
Believe it or not,
hotel rooms are ful of hazards for little ones. Here are some
things to think of to check and bring along when you have
your next hotel stay with your small children.
If your child is sleeping in a hotel crib or play yard, check
to make sure everything latches securely and there are no
broken parts. Check online (use hotel internet or a wireless
enabled phone) to ensure the crib or play yard hasn't been
subject to a recall. If your child will be sleeping in an
adult sized bed, bring along a guard rail. If your child is
small, it is best to travel with your own play yard and bedding
Bring along your own outlet covers and cover all outlets your
child could easily (and not so easily!) reach. Just don't
forget to remove them when you leave, or you will be buying
more on the road.
cupboard safety closures
If your child loves getting into drawers, bring along some
of the safety closures so you can keep prying fingers out
If your child is active in the tub, you might want to bring
your own faucet cover. Don't forget to pack your own tear-free
shampoo, as hotel shampoo that is supplied will definitely
be one that induces tears should it get too close to your
Make sure you engage the safety latches. Since more doors
can be unlocked from the inside when the handle is turned
(not to mention locking out anyone who ends up on the outside),
you want to make sure you do the safety chain or additional
lock that is usually out of a child's reach.
Some hotels may have long cords from the curtains that your
child could reach. Be sure to tie up any so that your child
Is your child one that is fascinated with the toilet? Don't
forget to bring along your toilet safety latch so your toddler
won't decide to play (or worse) in the toilet.