The craziest thing that I have heard till date was not to travel with a baby, and wait till he is grown up. I have never understood this concept – don’t you think your baby needs outdoor exposure too? In reality, all you need is to work on a proper management system. Trust me, this can make you a pro at travelling and you will not think twice while planning for your trips as well. My daughter is eight months old right now and I am going to share with you all my recent experience. I had travelled by car and covered a 7-hour long journey and a stay for 3 days. Here’s listing out some points below which might be helpful to carry out your travelling phase –
- Properly journal your whole trip.Your head should be sorted in terms of what,where,when,how and why. You should be more practical rather than of having a “Jo bhi hoga dekhlehngy” attitude.
- If you breastfeed your baby, you’ve got an advantage here as, for small journeys, this will be enough to satisfy your baby.
- A travel-size compact rice cooker is a necessity if you are staying in a hotel or have a long journey to cook food for your bub.
- You can make small containers for each food article, depending on the duration of your stay. For example-you can carry dal, rice, suji, biscuits, etc.
- Make a small pouch for every medicine you find important for your baby. If possible, consult with your doctor in advance to make your trip more comfortable.
- Plan on visiting everywhere according to your baby’s sleep and food timings. He will become cranky and spoil the whole scenario if things don’t work his way.
- Never introduce a new food item to baby while travelling,as you never know whether it can cause an allergic reaction.
- You can keep baby’s favourite toys to keep him engaged. Also bring some new toys along to not let boredom strike him.
- Be careful while travelling in summers as cars, hotels, malls, etc. are completely air conditioned and maybe other areas you are visiting aren’t; so there might be chances of summer cold.
- Pack everything essential for your baby’s daily needs but don’t overdo it. Everything should be compact and travel-size.
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