What’s stopping you from traveling with a baby? Airlines and hotels usually allow babies under two years old for free, so it’s not the cost. It’s the perceived hassle of keeping the baby entertained, comfortable, and safe during travel, isn’t it?
Traveling with a baby is easier than you think. All you have to do is be ready with these essentials:
Taking your child with you does not mean having to spend all your time carrying them around from one destination to another. You may think taking a stroller on your trip is a hassle, but it’s one of the most useful things you’ll be thankful you had. Still, not wanting to bring one does not mean your trip should be canceled. If you’re traveling to places like Miami, find a stroller for rent to help with your dilemma.
A feeding formula is one thing you should not forget while traveling. The brand you use at home might not be available in your destination, and using a different one without the help of your doctor might upset your baby’s stomach. If you breastfeed, make sure you have a feeding cloth with you. Take a bib that’s waterproof, as well. This way, you don’t need to wash it after every use. Check that you have enough baby wipes to last throughout the trip.
Traveling with a newborn can be messy, especially because of diaper changes. Have enough diapers to last the trip and pack a few extras. Diaper rash ointment should be in their diaper bag, as well as a portable changing pad. Throw in resealable plastic bags to keep dirty diapers until you can throw them out. Keep an extra change of clothes for the baby and for yourself, in case of accidental leaks and messes.
You know children can make quite a mess at home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t travel with them. Be prepared with all the essentials and you and your baby will be good to go.