Mum reveals very clever hotel hacks when travelling with kids – and one will make them sleep so much easier | The Sun

A SAVVY mum has revealed her three clever hotel hacks when going on holiday with children.

One of Nikolina Kharoufeh's main tips includes an easy trick to make her two-year-old and ten-month-old easily fall asleep.

The Aussie mum shared the tips of her trip on her TikTok page.

"I recently went on a city staycation with my two kids and these are my travelling hacks with kids for hotels that will make your life so much easier when you're out and about," Nikolina said.

Before checking in to the Novotel in Darling Square, the clever mum asked ahead of time for two portable cots to be set up in the room with full bedding.

"This saved me from packing any of the kids' bedding and also portable cots, which take so much room in your car booth," she explained.

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The mum described her second hack as "life changing" as it helps her children have a good night's sleep during the whole trip.

"Most of the alarm clocks in hotel rooms actually have a Bluetooth speaker function, so they double up as a white noise machine. Life changing," she said.

Nikolina also asked for toys and activities so her children could stay entertained at all times.

She said: "Another thing I asked the hotel for was for kids activities and toys when I arrived.

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"This meant that the kids were preoccupied with some toys, colouring books and some soft toys for my little one.

"I didn't have to pack as much of the kids' toys as I thought I needed to."

Nikolina is not the only parent to share her clever children hacks.

A travel expert mum found the perfect item to keep the kids entertained while heading to a holiday destination.

The sticker book is just £13 from Amazon and has 4.8 star reviews from over 3,000 parents online.

Helping kids develop their vocabulary, the 48-page book by Roger Piddy introduces children aged over 3 to over 100 words.

The description reads: “Organised into groups such as farm animals, toys, and things that go, each colourful page features familiar, everyday words and pictures, and learning becomes interactive as children look for, find, and match the correct stickers to the correct spaces.

“A great book to help children aged three and over build language, start word and picture association, and develop hand-eye coordination skills.”

InsideHook’s Lindsay Cohn explained: “I’m not embarrassed to say that we’ve purchased this sticker book no less than five times.

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“Not only is it fun, colourful and engaging for little travellers (and wallet-friendly), but it’s also the perfect mess-free activity for times when kiddos need to sit in one place — whether that’s a flight, train or dinner at a restaurant.”

And parents completely agree with her as one reviewer wrote: “My 18 month loves this book! We have so much fun together matching the stickers to the photos in the book.

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