“You can’t travel with a 6-month-old baby!”
“You shouldn’t travel right now, he doesn’t even walk yet!”
“At least wait until he is a little older.”
These were a few things amongst others we got to hear whenever we used to travel or planned a trip with our little baby. And those concerns weren’t completely wrong. Traveling with a baby is so not easy; there are so many things to consider when planning a trip with a little one.
It is hard, but not that hard! It just takes meticulous pre-planning, preparations, and supportive baby gears when traveling with infants and toddlers.
Here I am sharing 5 ways to make traveling with your baby easy,
- Choose a relaxing destination and an Easy Schedule
Try to avoid destinations that include a lot of walking, hiking, or physical activities. Doing these things when you have to carry your baby most of the time will exhaust you. Also, keep your schedule light that allows some rest and naps in between.
- Pack Smartly
I know, with a baby you can never pack enough. But instead of piling luggage, do it smartly. For example, don’t pack too many diapers, it is available at most of the places, so if your destination is not remote, you can pack less and buy things there.
- Medical Kit
Prepare for the worst, hope for the best. Consult your pediatrician; get a prescription for cold, cough, stomach ache, loose motions, etc. Pack all those medicines with you. If you are going to a city or town, look up a pediatrician or a physician beforehand.
- Bring some Baby Entertainment
Pack 1 or 2 toys, storybooks, and download some kid’s videos on your phone. Your baby needs to be entertained and happy on those long flights or train journeys.
Also Read: How To Practice Self-Care As A New Mom
- Wear your Baby
This is one of the most important things you can do to make traveling with your baby safe and easy. For babywearing, a baby carrier is the best option. Most baby carriers provide options of different carrying positions, so you can hold your baby the way you want. You can alternatively use other tools like baby strollers, portable swings, etc. Choose what is most comfortable and feasible for you and your baby.
I hope these tips will help you with planning your next trip with your baby.
Happy Travelling Mommies and Daddies!