Tips for Taking Your Baby on Holiday
The Best Way to Travel with Your Baby
When your child’s needs aren’t met, travelling with a baby can often cause anxiety for all parties involved: parents, children and other passengers. That being said, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to travel with your baby. In this article, we will take a look at the best way to travel with a baby, so that everyone can relax and enjoy the journey.
Prepare for the weather
If you’re travelling into summer, pack accordingly. Bring sunscreen and sunhats. When choosing a hat, take care to make sure it protects your baby’s neck. In winter, bring warm clothes: hats, scarfs, even little mittens.
No matter the weather, ensure that you have the right size baby clothing and also the correct shoes.
Bring Enough Food or Formula
Even if you’re breastfeeding, it helps to bring some food and formula with you just as a precaution.
Food and formula vary from country to country. Some countries do not regulate and hold their food and formula to the same standards that Australia does, and alongside this, they simply may not stock what your baby likes.
You should also note that different countries have different regulations as to what can be brought into the country. To avoid getting your food confiscated, check ahead of time with security as to what the country’s regulations as.
Portable Baby Beds
Bringing a portable baby bed will make travelling easier for your child. That way, they can fall asleep in a bed which they are familiar with, reducing anxiety for all parties involved.
Baby bassinets will also give you the ability to stick to your scheduled nap time, calming your child and helping them feel more comfortable when travelling.
When it comes to travelling with your baby, it is recommended that you pack light. Here is a list of essentials:
- Diapers and wipes
- Extra clothes for the whole family
- Toys to amuse the baby, but don’t bring too many as you will likely find other ways to amuse them whilst travelling.
- Blanket, which is ideal for sleeping during a flight and also for providing a space to sit on the floor
- Snacks, particularly for older babies that have started solids. Good snacks include fruit, yoghurt and bars.
- Ziplock bags and trash bags
- Hand sanitising and disinfecting wipes
- Pacifier and a pacifier clip.
Need to take a Baby on the Go?
Travelling with your baby, when done correctly, can be a rewarding experience. iBabyWorld is here to help with that.
All our products, from skincare to clothing to furniture, formulas, and fashion items are designed to support you and your baby whatever their needs. If you have any questions about this article or about how iBabyWorld can help you, please call us on 9227 6607 or pop in to see us at 44/188 Newcastle Street in Northbridge.