50 Things to Know About Traveling with a Baby: How You Can Have a Great Vacation and Enjoy Your Time as a Family

Travel-with-a-babyPromise me you’ll always remember:  you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

Traveling can be one of the most enjoyable and amazing experiences in life.  It can allow you to see a new place, learn new customs, and even celebrate a new part of yourself that you did not know existed.  However if you are trying to travel with a baby there are some things that you might not expect and your trip might not be as exciting or fun as what you’d hoped.

 To be able to travel with a baby and make it easier on yourself there are many things that you should consider and this book will offer all of those tips to you.  There are tips for helping you on a plane, in an airport, when you are staying away, and with knowing what to pack.  By choosing to read these tips you will be able to travel with your baby with ease.

 You do not have to be worried about being that parent that looks stressed out and unhappy when heading home from their trip.  Instead you will know how to manage things for your little one to keep his or her environment as normal as possible helping them to transition to their new surroundings with ease.  Plus you will have things that you likely had not thought about pointed out that can really help things go well.

1. Bring a Baby Hat

The soft white skin that baby’s have burns quicker than your skin.  Even if you do not plan on being outside a lot there might be some reason that you end up outside and needing a hat to protect baby’s head.  A hat can also be helpful if you want to block some of the sun while baby is taking a nap in the stroller.

2. Don’t Forget the Sunscreen

Many people might not realize it but it is not recommended for most baby’s to have sunscreen on if they are under the age of 6 months.  If you have a baby that is over the age of 6 months choosing a baby sunscreen is essential.  If your baby is under 6 months talk to your doctor and see which sunscreen they recommend and follow their recommendations for time out in the sun.

3. Pack the Baby Carrier

I am a huge fan of baby wearing an still wear my toddlers to this day.  If we are out on vacation, exploring and seeing the sites it is not uncommon for one of them to request that they be worn for a while.  Wearing them allows me to keep my hands free which helps with the other ones and it also allows them to relax and sit comfortably while they are being worn.  Do not forget your baby carrier even if you think that you will not use it because you never know when it will come in handy.

4. Don’t Forget the Stroller

Even if you are a fan of baby wearing you do not want to forget your stroller.  There are many great things about strollers and one of them is the ability to keep everything stored underneath while you are moving along.  Theme parks, the beach and anywhere in between can be made much more enjoyable when you bring a stroller.

5. Buy Disposable Bibs

Disposable bibs are a must when you are traveling.  Pack three for each day and never worry about taking a dirty bib back to your room with you.  Instead you can just leave them at the table to be thrown away.

6. Take Ziploc Bags Along

There is no shortage of uses for ziploc bags when you are traveling with a baby.  You can put snacks, old diapers, wet swim suits, and old bibs in bags to be rinsed at the hotel room or thrown away.  Ziploc bags are one of the most helpful things to pack along when you are traveling with a baby.

7.  Pack in Large Suitcases

When your hands are tied up with baby and his or her stroller you are going to need to pack where you can carry your  stuff with you.  Choosing larger suitcases can help you make sure that it is easy to pack everything you need.  Plus you will have less to keep track of when in between destinations and traveling.

8.  Bring Kitchen a Kitchen Trash Bag or Two

A kitchen trash bag is a great item to have with you when you are traveling with your baby.  You can put all of your dirty laundry into the bag.  Most of the time you will only need one but if you have a large family you might need two.  Just bring in the bag when you get home and take it straight to the laundry room.

9. Plan Itinerary Ahead of Time

Do some research before you go on your trip.  Learn about the laws where you are traveling and understand public transportation and you will have a better understanding of what his expected when you are going around the city.  Choosing to plan your activities ahead of time will also help you to figure out if you need to pack anything extra for one of your excursions.

10. Plan a Packing List Ahead of Time

Make a packing list and then check it twice.  There are some things that you might not be able to buy depending on where you are going.  Make a list and know what you need that you can not get where you are traveling to and ensure that you have enough of these things with you to last the entire trip.

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To read all 50 Tips please view the book on Amazon that is available for free with Amazon Prime. In the book you will find all 50 Things to Know and other resources.

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