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Travel Tips: Baby Edition

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Travel Tips: Baby Edition

Travel Tips With Your Baby

You are likely to prefer being at home for the first few months after you deliver your baby. At least that is what I felt when I was a new mother. In between breastfeeding and changing the infant’s diapers, a newborn wants almost unending attention. Furthermore, the danger of a newborn contracting something during a trip is too high.

However, from my experience, toddlers are not as brittle as parents think them to be. In fact, at the age of three months, infants are fit to travel provided the trip is understated. From my experience, I can advise you that your baby is unlikely to consider traveling as a disruption compared to when they grow a little older. Therefore, I would advise you to make the most of this time because once he/she starts running about, traveling with them becomes a bigger challenge. Here are some tips that worked for me that can get you started.

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Do your Research

Before going on a trip with your baby, it is important to brainstorm about the type of holiday you want. Many new parents reserve high-end family complexes because they believe they need to. Sometimes, a pool for kids will be all you require. Drop in daycare provide a good option. However, most kids’ clubs only allow children who are three years and above. Therefore, you will need to identify a specific vacation spot that caters for infants. In this case, it is important to ask yourself if you will leave your newborn in a daycare or not. Choosing the perfect destination is crucial to you enjoying your trip with the newborn.

Health and Safety baby

The other thing I considered when I first traveled with my baby was their well being and safety. I assembled a first-aid kit filled with all the supplies I needed to deal with any minor medical issues while on the road. You should ensure that you have carried prescription drugs even if your baby is required to take them on occasion. Whether you are traveling by car or air, complete an emergency sheet containing your child’ health data and save it on your cell phone. Add all the contact persons, the numbers of medical service providers, and a list of any allergies that your child suffers from or the medication he takes. This allows you to have everything in one place when you need it. Concerning their safety, I make sure that I have a car seat if I am traveling by road to ensure that the baby is as safe as possible. However, if you are flying and bought a ticket for your baby, it is prudent to bring a car seat approved by the FAA for your child. If you intend to move around with the baby, don’t forget to carry a stroller.

Don’t Be Discouraged by Long Flights

Excluding infants who fall within the crawling age, which is usually between seven and twelve months, traveling with babies by air should not seem like an insurmountable challenge. From my experience, babies take naps a lot. Therefore, once you carry enough snacks and toys for their entertainment, the trip is fairly uncomplicated. Most people prefer to take short flights and then spend almost 2 hours on the bus to get to the reserved hotel. Personally, I would rather take a four-hour flight and take a 15-minute taxi ride to the resort.

Carry Plenty of Supplies for the Trip (Extras)

Change your baby’s nappies just before you get on the plane because the facilities offered in-flight are extremely small. This also applies if you are traveling by car. Carry a change of clothes as well and a blanket to help the baby nap. Snacks are a game changer when traveling with a baby. I noticed that my baby ate more when traveling than when we are at home. Therefore, it is advisable to carry as many snacks as you can. Toys are essential too because of their capacity to keep them occupied for a while.

Shelter your Baby

Last but not least, ensure that your baby drinks a lot to avoid dehydration. Ensure that you stay in an air-conditioned resort if you traveling during summer. Sunscreens are crucial because too much exposure to the sun is harmful to their skin. However, ensure that you test the brand before leaving to avoid cases where your baby gets rashes.

Thanks For Stopping By,

Kim Sinclair

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