Portable room-darkening strategies
Rookie Moms Whitney and Heather suggest this nap hack:
When you need your child to nap in a strange place, such as the Pack and Play in your parents' well-lit guest room, pick the darkest room available, or the one with the least windows. Then (here's the hack part), cover the windows with aluminum foil to make it even darker. Great when you're traveling. [Great minds think alike. -- Ed.]
If space is no object, the Redi-Shade is an amazing product. Between $5 and $6, it has adhesive built into a temporary shade and can be put up in a couple minutes.
[Be sure to visit Rookie Moms -- Whitney and Heather are compiling an impressive array of ideas, activities, and tips for the year-and-under set. Reading their "A Week in Berkeley" itinerary makes me miss my old hometown. -- Ed.]