Your child’s first sleepover may give you both terrible anxiety and sickening worry. Will they be scared? Will they be comfortable? Will they actually sleep? These are not only common, but also legit questions. Luckily, there are many ways to prepare your child for their first night away from home, and away from you.
Sleepovers help give your child the opportunity to practice manners while testing social boundaries in new environments. If you know and trust the people hosting the sleepover well, an overnighter truly is a great way to introduce your child to being more independent. Getting them mentally ready for the experience is important. Having the right tools for them to take on a sleepover is equally important.
A luggage and backpack set has all the room needed to accommodate all your child’s “necessities” to ensure a successful overnight stay. These sets are both adorable and practical. Sturdy cross straps inside the luggage keep your child’s clothes and pajamas organized while traveling. Flexible inner compartment zips closed so it’s ideal for accessories, toys and snacks. Strong external zipper closure keeps all contents contained while traveling. When your child has many of the comforts of home, they will likely feel more at ease during their overnight stay.
Sometimes a child's spasm of homesickness will be fleeting. Sometimes he or she cannot be comforted or distracted. One fun way to ease homesickness, and effectively transport your child’s home comforts, is to utilize a luggage scooter. Lightweight and easy for independent toddlers and children to ride on, carry, or pull. Travel trolley luggage is roomy enough for all their gear and designed to deflect and absorb impact so it will last. Plus, it comes with light-up wheels for added fun! A luggage scooter is a great way to get a child excited about a sleepover, as well as keeping them entertained and their mind off of home.
If you’re not quite sure if your child may be ready for a full-fledged slumber party away from home, try it at your house first. You can show your child how to pack small items in a backpack for your at home adventure. A backpack made for small children is the perfect introduction to packing. Because they are the perfect size bag for kids, it’s easy for them to pack themselves not only for sleep-overs, but also weekend trips, play dates, and school. Ideal for them to bring along to day trips and outdoor activities as well.
Getting your child ready for an overnight of fun away from home doesn’t have to be anxiety-inducing. A little pre-planning and the right tools will have you and your child ready for a successful night apart.