Travelling with a kid can be intimidating and at the same time you don’t want to be cooped up in your house either. So here are some ways in which you can make travelling with your kid easier and stress free!
Have minimal expectations:
Showing a baby around the world takes more time than flying alone or as a couple, but it doesn’t make it any less worthwhile. Babies need such things, which you will have to transport. Babies must feed, and you must eat as well. Babies need to nap, and you’ll need to have a comfortable space for them to do so. As a result, slow down. Trying to pack as much as possible into your days would only make you irritable and exhausted. Life has changed, and if you believe travel hasn’t, you’re mistaken. Now is the time to take it easy and understand that you won’t be able to see or do anything. One or two outings a day may be sufficient; lounging on the beach all day may be even better.
Pack your essentials:
If you’re traveling by car or plane, there are a few things you should have on hand in case anything unexpected happens. Of course, we’re talking about the diaper bag, but it should have a few extras in it, particularly if you’re flying. Diapers, extra wipes, extra blankets, extra bibs, any prescription your baby needs, food, medication (if you need it), organic baby clothes and a book or toy are only a few items on a short list. You may be able to pack up your personal belongings in a small bag that you can hold in the diaper bag for when you need it. Remember that getting a new outfit out of a suitcase packed in the trunk of a car is difficult, and getting one out of a suitcase checked on an airplane is impossible
Book a child appropriate vacation stay:
We live in a fantastic age for traveling with a child! With all of the latest options available, you can stop being locked in a hotel room with a screaming child. Suites or vacation rental homes could be the best choice because leaving a baby alone in a hotel room is usually not a good idea. You can put the baby to sleep in one room while enjoying the rest of the house. You’ll also save any nearby rooms from hearing crying at strange hours of the night, which might help you relax as well. Travel can throw a baby’s routine off, resulting in a few extra night feeds or even fussiness as the baby adjusts. Your ability to take in the sights and sounds of your immediate surroundings could make or break your trip.
Keep them fed and hydrated:
Food is a source of comfort for a baby, whether you’re using formula or breastfeeding. Give a bottle or nurse during takeoff and landing if you’re flying. Swallowing can aid in the adjustment of baby’s ears to the change in pressure, allowing you to prevent excessive pain and fussing. It will also be appreciated by your row mates.
If you’re breastfeeding, consider the possibility of being in close proximity to strangers on a plane, and carry an extra blanket or cover to make yourself more comfortable. Thin muslin wraps, like the cute ones from Tiny Twig, fold up small and fit comfortably into a purse or diaper bag. If you’re still breastfeeding and plan to stop earlier, keep this in mind and postpone your decision until after your holiday. If you’re using a formula, make sure you have enough for the duration of your journey, particularly if you’re leaving the country. Some formulas aren’t available everywhere. There can be variations in availability even between states in the United States. Bring everything you’ll need for the duration of your trip if your baby is picky, has allergies, or you don’t want to deal with trying something fresh.
Do you need a high chair?
You won’t be bringing a complete high chair, of course. Small chairs that connect to adult chairs or the edge of a table, on the other hand, may be very useful. One of these could come in handy if you’re visiting friends or family. This is something to think about if you are staying in a holiday rental. If you don’t have a place for a baby to sit at the table, you can use the stroller or your lap, which is every baby’s favourite spot. Simply put, keep your food and beverages out of sight!
Sleep is important:
Again, you have a wide variety of choices. A changing table is also used in packs and plays, which makes them perfect. It’s possible that the baby would enjoy spending time in it during the day and sleeping there at night. Continue to give your baby alone time if he or she is already used to it. You’ll either need to make room in the car or search it at the airport. You can stop carrying a pack and play by making arrangements for one when you arrive at your destination.
On request, several hotels and vacation rentals can have cribs or sleepers. Carry one or two of your own crib sheets in this case so you can be sure the sheets haven’t been washed with harsh chemicals and your baby will have the soothing sm
I am Lana Murpy, a post-graduate in humanities and communications, and an inquisitive person who loves writing. My forte is digital marketing and everything that has to do with phones and screens. I’m working for Tiny Twig . I am someone who believes that one person can make a change and that’s precisely why I took up writing which is the best tool to communicate these days. I have a decade of experience in writing and marketing.