WED | Hygienic Holidays – 6 Steps To Follow If You’re Travelling With Your Baby In 2021 | Thinking of traveling with a baby in tow this year? Well, you’re one brave mama! Most parents would probably break out in a cold sweat just thinking about how much they need to pack to be able to travel with the family.
If you’re ready for an adventure, don’t put off your wanderlust any longer. Simply follow these six steps to enjoy a successful trip with your baby:
- Bring a Portable Sterilizer
Whether your baby is breastfed or bottle-fed, you do need to take some baby bottles along with you. Not every restaurant will cater to babies, and you never know when you may have to pour juice, baby formula, or water into your baby’s bottle.
To ease the burden of carrying far too many bottles, the handy travel baby bottle sterilizer is an essential item to pack. The travel baby bottle sterilizer needs to be compact, portable, easy to use, and suited to your accommodation.
While a microwave sterilizer is easy to use, not every hotel room has a microwave. Electrical sterilizers or UV sterilizers are far more versatile options, especially if you are not staying in a self-catering apartment.
- Check Accommodation Requirements
One of the key rules that parent travelers need to follow is to know everything about your accommodation before you book. You must ensure that the place you choose to stay at is open to infants coming along.
You can ask for a camp cot for babies at most hotels and guest houses. If you’re the one doing the booking, double-check to make sure the hotel provides a cot in your bedroom. This will ease the burden of having to travel with your baby’s travel tent.
- Baby Carrier
Traveling with a baby is the perfect excuse to use that stylish baby carrier you bought. Plus, you’ll be less restricted if you take a carrier along as opposed to a baby stroller.
- Always Pack Extra
Sadly, the “less is more” mantra doesn’t work for traveling parents and babies. You need to be prepared for everything, so that means packing extra clothes, swimwear, and burp cloths.
Burp cloths are especially essential for babies who have already moved onto solids. The rule of thumb is to pack burp cloths that are easier to clean. You will notice which fabric can easily be wiped.
Also, pack according to the weather forecast, but include warm clothes and light blankets always.
- Baby Travel Toys
If you’re taking a long road trip, there’s a chance your baby won’t sleep for the entire duration of the journey. Hence, you need to pack an appropriate amount of baby toys to keep them entertained and less crabby.
Bring a mix of new and old toys along for the trip to give them a feeling of familiarity and something to cling to. If you are traveling far, try not to stop over too much.
If you are traveling by plane, try to pick a flight with no stopover. Stopping over for even a few hours is an unnecessary burden when traveling with kids.
- Backpack Diaper Bag
While you will have to plan a less taxing itinerary when traveling with a baby, you need to be ready to pack up all the baby’s essentials for a day out. Backpack diaper bags have proven to be the most comfortable and convenient, making them a worthy addition to your packing list.
As joyful as having a new baby is, littles ones do bring along added responsibility and sleepless nights, so you deserve a break. Pack wisely using the tips above as a guide, and your holiday should go smoothly.