Traveling with an infant doesn’t have to be stressful, provided you’re well prepared, says summernannyjobs.com. The more you plan ahead, the better you’ll be able to deal with the unexpected. Check out these 10 blogs from family travelers who’ve been there, done that.
1. How to Make Traveling with Babies a Breeze! Even if you use cloth diapers at home, opt for disposables on the road. Ultralight suitcases with spinner wheels are the way to go, as well as baby clothes that are easy to get on and off—avoid fussy buttons and buckles.
2. 10 Tips for Traveling (On Your Own) With Your Baby Dress your baby and yourself in layers so you both are comfortable, no matter the temperature. When you have a choice, travel when your child is likely to be happy. Be prepared for your child’s discomfort (pugged ears, for example) and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
3. Knocked Up Abroad: International Travel with a Baby Go with a positive attitude and don’t expect the world to cater to you (be prepared to change a diaper on a toilet seat lid). Know your conversions (metric system, European diaper sizes). Allow yourself to be surprised, too, by people who go out of their way to help you.
4. 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Traveling with an Infant Keep in mind that things will take longer when you’re traveling, so it’s a good idea to double the amount of time you think you need. And there’s no such thing as too many antibacterial wipes.
5. Baby Travel Tips Bring a change of clothes in case the baby spits up or another accident occurs. Keep in mind that everything takes longer than you expect: a 5-hour flight means at least a 10-hour trip.
6. Sit N Stroll Review: Traveling with Babies and Toddlers Like a car seat on wheels, the Sit N Stroll lets you roll the baby through the airport in it (skip the stroller), close it up to use as a booster seat on the plane, then strap it in the rental car as a car seat. It’s a great tool for your whole trip, from home to airport to back home again.
7. 10 Tips for Flying with Infants & Toddlers You CAN carry breast milk on the plane! Just pull it out while going through security and when they see it in the bottle, they will run a few tests on it and return it to you without any hassle. If you’re flying on your own with children, make your flight attendant know; most likely, he/she will check in throughout the flight to see if there’s anything you need help with.
8. 6 Tricks to Road Travel With a Newborn Bring more diapers than you think you will need and make sure to bring medications just in case your child needs them on your trip. Download every app that points you to clean bathrooms along your route.
9. Flying with Baby: 5 Must-Haves for Your Travels Recommended snack: organic Happy Puffs. They’re super healthy, come in a variety of flavors, and dissolve in baby’s mouth which helps pop his/her ears on the plane’s ascent and descent.
10. 5 Ways to Help Your Baby or Toddler Nap While Traveling Try to stick to your baby’s normal schedule as much as possible while traveling, and bring along comforting nap items from home. And in spite of all best efforts, accept that your baby or toddler probably won’t nap as well on the road as at home.