Are you skeptical about traveling with your baby? Well, don’t be, because you need that break and your baby will definitely not bother you if you are well prepared and ready for all the changes that the baby will experience once he is out of his home. So whatever it is on your mind, a vacation on a hill station, beaches, plains or cruise or anywhere else; all you should be sure of is about the essentials and a little bit preparation, and you can enjoy the vacation with your baby.
The long travel time
So whether you are traveling by air or by the road, the travel time can definitely exhaust your baby and make him cry. Well, it is not exactly exciting for the baby, although you are! Make matters easy for him. Pack some new toys and picture books that the baby has not seen before. The long travel time can be mixed with fun, food, entertainment and sleep. Yes, the fun part can be satisfied with the new toys that you have brought along. The food should be something that the baby likes and is excited about it. Please let the nutrition stuff be left for the time being. You have to focus on keeping the baby happy in one place. Now the entertainment part should be looked after with some music if the baby likes or simply talking to him the whole time. Let him sleep whenever he wants or he might be cranky and get irritated.
Yes, the next important thing that you should consider is the dresses. Are you heading for a colder place or a hot place? Depending on the climate of that region get several dresses and most importantly the easy diaper changes. The oneness with leggings can be the best choice. This helps in quick diaper change without disturbing the baby and without removing socks, shoes or pants. Of course, the dresses should be soft and airy so that the baby is comfortable. Focus on keeping the baby happy more than fashionable.
Feeding the baby
Yes, in a new destination feeding the baby can be difficult. Being a mom or a dad, you do know what the baby likes and so you can bring along that food with you. Breastfeeding can be difficult during travel, but when you reach your destination, it is no issue. Get the ready made food that is available in pouches which are easy to feed and you can carry them everywhere. Get more than one Milk bottles, water bottles, etc. so that it is convenient to feed the baby.
Not all the hotels provide the best bumpers for the babies and so if you are concerned about it, bring along your own bumper which can provide you and that baby a good night’s sleep. Bumpers are easy to pack, and even you are not worried about the baby hurting himself.
Strollers and car seat
Yes, you will be into sightseeing as you are on a vacation. Bring along your stroller or car seat that can be convenient to carry the baby and also help store the diapers and other things needed by the baby in it. Choose the lighter ones and those which fold easily so that when you do not need them, they can be easily stored away.
Accommodations and hotels
When you have a baby along with you, you need to be careful about the hotels and accommodations that you choose. Firstly, choose a good one that has the amenities like a stove, fridge, crib, sink, bathtub, dryer, washing machine, etc. this way you can warm food or even cook something. Make use of the crib for the baby and wash the clothes as well. Secondly, the hotel should be closer to the city and not miles away. This way you can rush to the marketplace to buy things that the baby needs or during emergencies. Thirdly, the hotel should be close enough to most of the sightseeing as the baby will need nap time and play time and will not love to be on hold or the stroller all the time.
Babies cannot understand the time change or the pop with the ears during takeoff or the flight. Ensure to take flights that are in the evenings for longer duration and if you want to fly short duration take a nap time flight. Of course, you may not have what you want, but trying is better as it saves you the trouble as the child will want to walk, sing, screech, bounce, play and want to explore each and everything around him. It is better you feed the baby during takeoff and landing; this way the babies are not bothered by the pressure in the ear.
Traveling by car or train
It seems easier on the mother and baby when traveling in a car or train. The car provides multiple stops for every reason, and the baby does not get bored or irritated as you can stop the car for a while and help to relax the baby and also change a diaper or feed the baby. Similarly, in trains, the baby can easily move around and watch other people and also play. Feeding the baby is easy, and the place is not cramped. So if you have time on your hand, you should consider traveling by car or train.
Babies of different age groups and children need different attention and care. Older kids have different requirements as they can express themselves and may even be stubborn sometimes and can make matters difficult. They too get bored of the long distance travel and may get irritated during flights and car travel. Parents have to take care of the entertaining factor so that they keep the children and babies engaged with the right kind of toys and games. Besides, food, water, clothes and accommodations should be prioritized anywhere you go.