Result. Two consecutive nights of uninterrupted sleep. This cot is my new best friend and we are fast realising that maybe the bed sharing idea wasn’t a good idea.

my new babysitter

On another note the staff have taken a shine to ‘the boy’. They love to walk him around the beach café and take him off our hands. He’s in sight at all times so I decide we should make the most of it whilst we’re here.

Once the sun has gone down we take a walk to the next beach using the sling and visit the turtle conservation centre where ‘the boy’ got to see and touch a rescued turtle. Shame he won’t remember any of it.

We end the day sharing a few drinks with a lovely couple who we met on the bus from Singapore to Mersing. Travelling with a baby certainly opens conversations with people who you may not otherwise get to meet. We really enjoy finding out about other people’s traveling experiences as it opens your eyes to other places to explore.  It was a great way to finish a great beach break and luckily for us ‘the boy’ slept soundly next to us in his reclined buggy. Always a bonus!

Daddy and 'the boy' enjoy some male bonding time on the beach

Top tip of the day:
So far high chairs have been readily available but they often don’t have straps. ‘The boy’ is becoming more and more adventurous and frequently tries to escape. We’ve found that the baby walking straps that double up as high chair straps are great. They take up very little space in our daypack and we can use them later in the trip once he’s toddling around.