Planning a Vacation With Your Baby
“Can I go on vacation with my baby?” This is a very frequent question by the mothers.
The period that you feed your baby only with breast milk will be the most comfortable and convenient time for vacations. However, within 0-3 months it will be a bit harder because the time for your baby’s first vaccines. By the time your baby is 7 or 8 months old, she’s become used to her home and people around her so travel can make her a little stressed at first.
Recommendations before the trip:
Start preparing to make a list of things to take with you a few days before you travel.
- Do not make unnecessary changes prior to the trip that will affect your baby.
- If your baby is less than 2 years of age, prefer to travel by air. This will be a more comfortable ride. If your baby seems to be experiencing minor ear pain from air pressure changes during takeoff and landing, breastfeed her or let her suck on a bottle or pacifier.
- If you have a long-term holiday program, visit your pediatrician for a health check.
- Try to arrange trip time according to the time of your baby’s sleep. This will make the travel more comfortable for both baby and the parents.
- If you are going to a hot place have do not forget to buy and use protective creams on 50 factors for babies. Take a hat for your baby to shade her from the sun light or keep her head bundled in cool weather.
- Carry baby stuff in a separate bag. Thus you will find baby goods easily and quickly when you need them.
- While traveling with your baby wherever you go, do not forget you will need medical supplies, vitamin, baby thermometer, tape, antiseptic solutions for skin injuries so consult your pediatrician for a medication list. Prepare a first-aid kit so you’ll have the supplies you need for dealing with minor medical problems.
- Do not forget to bring wet towel, pillow, nail clippers, shampoo, a baby blanket and your baby’s favorite toys.
- If you are travelling by your car, your baby should always ride in the back seat and before you leave, make sure to check once more to see if the car seat is properly installed. Also make sure the harness fits your child securely.
- If you do not know if the place you will stay is childproofed, bring your own childproofing items like plastic outlet covers, sliding cabinet locks, doorknob covers.