You have been waiting for months for the holiday to come: you have no parents close to you but a child to care of…all you need to do is to get ready for a vacation with no sexy nights but full with joy laughter and adventure!
This is our second summer holiday with our son.We decided to go back home t0 Romania to visit our relatives who live all over the country. Young babies generally make good travelers if they feel cuddled and secure and receive regular meals. Once your baby grows up a bit or has an established routine, which usually happens around seven to nine months, travel can become a great challenge. As parents, we know the importance of family holidays, which should be as relaxing, luxurious and enjoyable as any other holiday.
First of all, you need to know one important thing: 90% of your luggage is actually not yours- it belongs to the king: your precious baby :).
So, get ready, pack your things, starting with all the usual baby supplies, which may include:
- rash cream
- changing mat
- sun hat
- car seat
- first aid kit (plus infant paracetamol, colics treatment, teething gel, saline nose drops)
- breast pump
- travel sterilizer kit
- feeding bottles
- milk formula
During the flight, we want a calm and happy baby, so along with his food and drink, take a bag containing a few of your baby’s favorite toys, plus a couple of new ones- to keep him/her interested.
Examples of playthings that you can take with you:
- small books
- anything shiny
- baby-proof mirrors
- musical toys
- soft animals
- plastic keys
- favorite blanket(the smell can be comforting)
- teething rings
Tips and Advice for a Great Holiday:
START-Calm and rested! Try to make sure you and your baby get plenty of sleep before you set off
- Don’t forget your phone charger-it’s the most vital for your trip
- Just in case-try to put some pieces of information in your child hand bag(your name, phone number, address, your hotel) to avoid something unexpected
- Going to the sea side means that you need to respect certain hours for sun exposure
- Don’t forget to take the camera to capture all the fun!!
- A couple weeks before your trip take care of the paper work-your baby needs his own passport
- Consider spending the holiday with another family. It’s lovely to get away on your own, but sharing a holiday with a family who has kids the same age as yours makes a lot of sense. You can take turns and help each other
- Chose a place with baby-friendly accommodation and a place with child full amenities
- BE REALISTIC-don’t expect too much, your baby still needs to be changed and fed, still has a nap routine
For many parents, the first holiday with a baby can come as quite a shock, but you need to remember that your baby won’t always be this small, and it gets easier.