Staying at a hotel can provide a
much needed break from the daily grind of cooking, cleaning and
housework, allowing you to relax more and enjoy your time with
your little one. Most hotels will provide you with cots and highchairs
in their restaurants; many will happily arrange babysitting or
have listening devices in the room and some will even prepare
gourmet baby food. In general, hotels are becoming better geared
towards families and their needs.
Things to consider when choosing to stay at a hotel:
- Ring beforehand to confirm they have a cot and that they
have sufficient highchairs in their restaurants.
- Ask whether there is a children's menu and whether toddlers
are allowed in the restaurant at all times.
- Child-proof your room. Check for unsuitable coffee tables,
sharp corners, dangerous balconies and plug sockets. For trips
in the UK, remember to take your socket covers form home.
For trip abroad these will not work, in which case take some
cello tape and card to seal up any accessible power points.
- Ask that your bathroom has a bathtub and not a shower.
- If the budget stretches, go for a bigger room. Baby's items
always take up a lot of space and toddlers will enjoy the
extra space to play around in.