Travelling with a baby can be hard at times and a little frustrating too. But if done right, it can be quite fun and a memory for a lifetime. There would be times when it gets a little hard. But all you need is to remember, this too shall pass. Have a relaxed, what happens attitude, and few other tips of which we’ve made a list below:
Consider the baby’s age. Consult your doctor before the trip. Ask them what are the things you need to be careful about. Read the airlines policies in case you plan a flight. Doctors recommend you wait until your baby’s immune system is more developed before flying, usually at least one month, though most recommend anywhere between 3-6 months.
The lighter you travel, the easier your life and the more you enjoy it. There’s nothing more exhausting than hauling a bunch of junk you don’t actually need. Especially if you’ll be catching trains or moving around much.
Remember, pack light!
It’s much easier than a stroller. You can move around easily, navigate stairs, and generally be faster. Also, the baby loves to be close to you!
Arrive at the airport/railway station before time to accustom the baby to a crowded environment. It may take time for an infant to adjust, and you should be free of immediate check-in worries.
Plan the trip when the weather is likely to be pleasant. Travelling in the hot, sweltering heat can be uncomfortable for you as well as the baby. If travelling in summer, make sure you carry lots of fluids for your baby.
While on a train, make sure you securely hold the baby in your lap. If you are travelling in a coach with sleeper berths, always place the baby towards the wall of the berth while you sit/lie at the end.
The moving sights outside the window are quite likely to make the baby drowsy and asleep. You can use toys that can distract the baby or keep it calm throughout the journey.
Have your luggage ready in one place before getting off the train. It prevents last moment confusion and rush that can be unsafe when you have a baby in hand.
Trains are more crowded than a plane or a car. Make sure you always have the infant within sight. Always have your partner or an adult travelling with you watch the baby when you go to the washroom or the pantry. Be extra careful in case of toddlers who have started to walk and tend to wander away inconspicuously.
Make a wonderful journey with your toddler and amazing memories for a lifetime. Happy Journey!
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