For now, I'm sure most moms know how hard it is to travel with a little baby. And let me tell those who have yet to experience it, it is not easy. There are a lot to consider, such as when the baby needs to feed, when the baby needs a change, when the baby wants to play and when the baby wants to sleep. Little Peanut has traveled quite a fair bit since he has been born. The last trip was his fourth trip already and though I dare not call myself an expert at it, but this is what I've learned so far.
First off, do plan ahead. Will you be travelling by car, by plane or by boat?
If you're taking a plane, remember that there are some items you cannot bring on the plane as carry-ons so take that into consideration when packing.
On a plane, consider getting an aisle seat, so if your baby needs some rocking, you can get up and rock him without disturbing too many people. I always bring a wide neck tumbler to have milk soaking in hot water, because this way I could tighten the cover and avoid spillage. Ask the air hostess if you could have some hot water, or bring your own in a thermal flask.
To ease the baby with their ear popping air pressure, hold them close, with one ear on your arm, another covered by your palm. Keep his binky in and it should help.
If you're having a road trip, will you have the convenience to feed and change your baby's diaper? Time the stops with his feeding time if possible. A ther
Where you are going, do a quick check if there are facilities such as a handicap ramp for your stroller, or a baby changing room. This last time, I forgot to check the size of the sink in the bathroom, so our poor baby couldn't bathe properly.
All in all, preparation is key. I won't go into details of our ups and downs in this post. I might in another. We will see. If you'd like a a free Printable of the checklist, click here.