Traveling with a baby can be a fussy affair and it can extremely troublesome for you if you are traveling alone and without anybody, handling both the baby and luggage. It can be troublesome as they have their own set of rules to check on.
Here are a few tips you can try whenever traveling so that it does not become an irritating business for you. The air around this altitude is thin and can make respiration a bit difficult for an infant.
Did you know? That a baby must be at least a week to a month old to travel by plane.
Here are 8 Tips for Traveling With a Baby or Toddler
1. Weather is a priority
- It would be anytime good to plan a road trip with the baby when the weather is likely to be good and no rains or snowfall and the drive smooth and safe.
- If driving during rain, then make sure you pick sure your route is safe enough, traveling on ghats with a baby is not a good choice.
- If traveling in summer, make sure you travel with a lot of fluid so that no chance of dehydration.
2. Arrangement for the proper seats.
- It is good to have an idea regarding the airline policies, check the policies of the airline before you book the tickets.
- Every airline has its own set of rules when it comes to traveling with infants.
- Choose airlines that are favorable to parents traveling with an infant. Some airlines tend to offer front seats for parents traveling with babies or you can also ask them by yourself to provide a good space.
- The car seat cannot be fixed to the train seat, then make sure you securely hold the baby.
- Traveling in a coach with sleeper berths, always place the baby towards the wall of the berth while you sit/lie at the end.
3. Check for a medical facility for emergencies.
It is good if you have a good idea about flight’s medical facilities, find out about any designated medical facility at the airport, useful in case of emergencies.
4. Concentrating on the baby’s routine.
- There’s not much to prepare for when traveling within the country, but when going abroad, you may have to change the baby’s routine.
- Baby’s passport and other documents should be handy and in the proper place. Check with the rules of the country you are traveling in or any local rules you need to follow while traveling with the child.
5. Precaution you need to take while screening:
- If you do not wish to open a formula or breast milk bottle, then inform the concerned officer and it would be good if you keep your documents handy during this time.
- Your baby will not be required to remove shoes for screening.
- During imaging technology that uses powerful scanning systems, which infants and toddlers are exempted from.
- You can keep your little one busy with using a toy so that he does not pay much attention to procedures and keep the child entertained so the work gets done easily.
6. Check for fuel stations on the route
Fuel stations with nowadays are with dinner or provide food stall provide enough space for you and your baby to move around a bit and grab a chance to change the diapers and freshen up you and your baby both. It is always good to stop once every two-three hours so that the baby does not feel fatigued or tired and not you and your partner get drained.
7. Keep Baby Entertained
You should be alert enough for the baby and doing things like play music, nursery rhymes, or anything else your baby enjoys during your trip.
8. Carry toys or books.
The moving sights outside the window are quite likely to make the baby drowsy and asleep and once they get asleep during wrong hours it would be difficult for you as they will be cribbing. You can use books or toys that can distract the baby.
Planning and preparations will always make your things better even traveling with your baby would be fun.
Let Us Discuss Things To Carry In Your Baby’s Bag:
- Diapers are a priority whenever traveling abroad. Carry as many diapers as you think your baby will need and what would make your work easier, you can even carry a lot of paper bags to dispose of.
- The prepared formula within insulated covering to keep it warm. Don’t prepare and store it for long. Read here to learn about the preparing and storing of formula milk
- Homemade easy to make food for babies older than six months. Carry simple, dry food items for keeping their tummy full.
- A toy and some books to keep the baby occupied during the flight.
During international travel or at some airports, liquid items can be on point to go through additional scrutinization, and a sample of it has to be given for testing by the security officers.
- Babies have high chances to make their clothes, carry some zip lock bags too, just in case you are unable to dispose of a soiled diaper immediately.
- Small towels or clothes to wipe the baby’s having his spit ups to handle, which comes out when he burps.
- A small blanket, extra clothing, and a pacifier.
- A baby stroller if needed which is foldable and occupies less space will work.
- Always take the baby with you or have an adult in the car if you have to go out of the car for some reason. Never leave an infant alone in a car may be the work might be of a few minutes but the risk is big.
- A cover which comfortable enough to nurse so that you can breastfeed anywhere without hesitation.
- Carry oral rehydration solution for emergencies in case your baby just gets dehydrate or have diarrhea during traveling.
- Baby wipes and diaper cream, baby’s medical kit. If your baby is on specific medicines, then make sure to carry those. Also carry your baby’s regular medication for cold, cough, fever, stomach colic.
It is going to be an easy mother if you plan well.