Taking your baby on holiday for the first time can be as stressful as it is fun! Deciding where to go, how long to stay and what to do suddenly has whole new implications. We've put together an essential guide to traveling with baby to get you through your summer vacation.
1. Pack smart!
Gone are the days where you can throw things in a bag and jump on a plane, its time to pack smart and plan in advance! Think about the items you'll need easily to hand at each stage of your journey. Once you arrive at your destination, unpack quickly and get organised, it will make things so much easier.
2. Set up zones
As soon as you arrive, set up clear areas for baby to play, and clear areas to oragnise your changing equipment and supplies. It really helps to keep things clean and easy from the start.
3. Practice in advance
If you're taking a travel cot with you, set it up at home for a few nights to get baby used to sleeping there. New environments and lots of long days can be difficult for babies to adapt to, it's important to maintain a regular sleep cycle as best you can.
4. Book family friendly accomodation
Some destinations are much more geared up for kids than others, be sure to check out those reviews! It can really take the pressure off knowing hosts welcome young children, some even provide entertainment and special food options. Look for flexibility, safety and security.
5. Take care in the sun
It's especially important to take care in the sun, particularly if you are out and about during the day. Keep baby covered and cool, with sun block in required. Always stay well hydrated too.
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So there you have our top 5 tips for traveling with your baby! It can be daunting the first time, but with a little careful planning and a flexible approach your vacations can be better than ever.