A SAVVY mum has revealed her three clever hotel hacks for holidaying with kids.
One of Nikolina Kharoufeh’s most important tips is a simple trick that she uses to make it easier for her two-year-old and ten-month-old to fall asleep.
The Australian mother shared tips from her trip on her TikTok page.
“I was recently in the city with my two kids and here are my hotel travel tips with kids that will make your life on the road so much easier,” said Nikolina.
Before checking into the Novotel in Darling Square, the wise mother asked in advance to set up two portable cots with full bedding in the room.
“This has saved me from packing children’s bedding and portable cribs that take up so much space in the cabin of your car,” she explained.
The mother described her second trip as “life-changing” as it helped her children sleep well throughout the trip.
“Most hotel room alarm clocks actually have a Bluetooth speaker function, so they double as a white noise machine. This is life changing,” she said.
Nikolina also asked for toys and activities to keep her children occupied at all times.
She said: “Another thing I asked the hotel for was children’s activities and toys when I arrived.”
“This meant the children were kept busy with some toys, coloring books and some stuffed animals for my little one.
“I didn’t have to pack as many kids’ toys as I thought I would.”
Nikolina isn’t the only mom sharing her clever kid hacks.
A travel expert has found the perfect item to keep the kids entertained on the way to a vacation destination.
The sticker book costs just £13 on Amazon and has 4.8 star reviews from over 3,000 parents online.
Roger Piddy’s 48-page book helps children develop their vocabulary and introduces over 100 words to children ages 3 and up.
The description says: “Each colorful page is divided into groups such as farm animals, toys and take-home items and contains familiar, everyday words and images. Learning becomes interactive when children look for, find and match the right stickers to the right rooms.
“A great book to help children ages three and up build their language, develop word and picture associations, and develop their hand-eye coordination skills.”
InsideHookLindsay Cohn of ‘s explained, “I’m not embarrassed to say that we have purchased this sticker book no less than five times.
“Not only is it fun, colorful and engaging for little travelers (and easy on the wallet), but it’s also the perfect, no-fuss activity for times when kids need to sit in one place – be it on a flight, train or at the Dinner in the restaurant.” Restaurant.”
And parents totally agree, with one reviewer writing: “My 18 month old loves this book! We had so much fun together matching the stickers to the photos in the book.