There is many a parent I know who choses not to travel when their child is a baby. I completely respect this decision.
But this post is for those who would like to continue travelling, even after baby, and might be looking for some tips. The tips here are a combo of practicality and inspiration …
5 Tips for Travel with Baby
Tip #1: Try and keep your bedtime rituals going for the evening, but flexibility is the name of the game during the day.Tip #2: When you see a fascinating new sight or a breathtaking view — look at baby to see her reaction. Is she focusing on a particular new sound or perhaps the sensation of wind in her hair — try to mimic her focus and take it in as well. Your experience will be all the richer.
Tip #3: If you know you’re travel-bound once baby arrives, don’t get him accustomed to food at a certain temperature. Room temperature food is just as yummy and makes eating anywhere possible.Tip #4: Although marketers are keen on developmental or educational toys for babies, everyday objects can serve the same purpose. Expose baby to textures, shapes and colours just like the toys do and baby will be just fine.
Tip #5: Budget-conscious travel as a family will often mean going without some of the comforts of home. Accept this before you pack your bags.Now that I’ll be travelling with children and not babies, I’ll need a new arsenal of tips. Do you have some to share with me?