Are you planning to travel with an infant? Here are 5 quick tips that should help.
Know the Regulations
No matter how much you’ve traveled in the past, keep in mind that every destination and airline is different and that even if you’d be going to the same destination repeatedly, and taking the same flight, travel regulations and policies can change overnight. Thus, it is wise to know all the details beforehand. You might want to call the airport or relevant authorities if you have to.
Whether it is about items permitted in your luggage, weight allowances, or documentation-related matters that you ought to know, make sure you have all the information before you start packing! Knowing what you can and cannot pack is basically the key for the rest of the process to go smoothly.
Pack the Diaper Bag in Advance
As a mom, you need to be a pro at packing a nappy bag. As for long travels, you’d want to have most of the items packed in advance so you wouldn’t have to meddle with it until it is time for travel. Items like diapers (plenty of them), rash cream, pacifiers, burp cloths, change of clothes, toys and rattles, and shopping bags (just in case) can be packed up in advance and put away as you are likely to have loads of extras and some especially meant for travel.
If you do not have an ideal one, it might be the perfect time to invest in one. Choose a stylish nappy bag backpack that is practical and convenient and suitable to take to any destination, irrespective of the weather or occasion!
Choose Clothing Wisely
A lot of moms only think about the fact that their kids are going to need plenty of clothing. However, it’s not just how much clothing you’ve packed those matters, but the type you’ve chosen. As much as you want to capture all your vacation moments and want your kids to be in their cutest outfits in photographs, you’d need to think about practicality and convenience because if you don’t, you may even end up without any photographs from your vacation – what with all the hassle you are going to have to deal with.
Thus, choose clothing that can be washed easily and that doesn’t crinkle. Also, pick those that are easy to mix and match – you wouldn’t imagine how much stress this could spare you!
Don’t Ditch Comfort Items
Some parents tend to overlook the comfort items of their babies/infants, but little do they know that they are making a big mistake! Your baby couldn’t need their favorite blanket or teddy more than when they are on a plane or ship, especially when it’s all a brand new experience to them.
Remember, there is a reason why they hold on to these items, even a little tighter during specific circumstances. Thus, never ditch or forget these comfort items – consider it a rule!
Purchase a Seat for Your Bub
If you can afford it, purchasing a seat for your little one might be one of the best things you could do. You can place your bub in his/her car seat and fasten it onto the seat of the plane. This should be most helpful in helping both you and your bub relax and even get some sleep, which otherwise, in most cases, isn’t the easiest.