Traveling With A Baby

Preparation is the key to successfully traveling with a baby. There are many things to think of and some of these will be determined by factors such as whether you are breast feeding or feeding formula from the bottle and other factors such as whether you are using disposable nappies or not.

In preparation for any travel plans you should start with a list well in advance of the date of your trip and write down all the necessities that you use for your child every day.

Then you will be able to consider what you will need to take away with you and what you can and can’t do without.

Obviously there will be a lot less items to pack if you are breast feeding as you won’t have to take containers of formula and the necessary bottles and cleaning products.

This is a big reason to consider breast feeding simply for the convenience.
If your travels are taking you to places that you are unfamiliar with you will need to check in advance to see whether there are suitable facilities for warming the baby formula and to sufficiently clean baby bottles and such to ensure good hygiene.

Disposable nappies are very convenient for travel as you don’t have to be concerned with cleaning nappies however, depending on your time away and the availability of good shopping you will need to take sufficient to last for the time that you are away from home. This could be quite a bundle of disposables that you will need to take to ensure that you don’t run out of supplies.

You might even need to take a portable crib and additional bedding with you.
Many people will delay travel plans until their newborn gets a little older and traveling becomes a little easier however there is no reason why you shouldn’t travel with a new baby as long as you are well organized and remember to take away all that you need.

Take plastic bags for dirty clothing and nappies, enough creams for diaper rash and other skin irritations and plenty of tissues and cloths for cleaning up.
A suitable sunscreen and sunhat to keep your baby’s sensitive skin protected from the sun if you are going to a sunny location is also something that is a necessity.

Baby carriers will make it a lot easier for you to get about with your baby too and it is well worth considering buying one of these if you don’t already have one.

Take any medications that your baby is likely to need as you don’t want to have to rely on a doctor you don’t know for help if possible.

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