When should be the right time to travel with the baby? Some say they are ready to go on trips from the age of three months, where they are not so fragile and may be comfortable in a different environment. In addition, small children can easily accompany us on a trip while causing us less problems, because they will not be able to run here and there and cause damage. If this is the first time you have been traveling with a baby, it is normal to worry. But we can start with calm, stress-free trips so you and your baby can relax. Extensive site research, careful planning and pre-trip preparations are also essential for you to have fun and unforgettable trips together.
WHAT TO PREPARE BEFORE THE TRIP
1. Baby equipment
This means everything the baby will need for a comfortable and safe trip must be included, such as a baby blanket, a portable car seat and a stroller.
2. Food supply
Depending on the baby's age, bibs, wipes, spoons and bottles are the main food. If you are breastfeeding, you must not forget the breast pump to be able to draw the milk during the trip.
In addition, a shawl or blanket will give you some privacy while feeding your baby. You may also need to bring more snacks and baby food, depending on what your baby can eat. If you plan to bring formula, take enough for the duration of the trip. Above all, do not forget to prepare bottles, teats, sterilization equipment and a bottle warmer.
3. Diapers and clothing
These, along with the rash cream, wipes and diaper bags are all important for your baby's comfort, as well as for his hygiene.
Bring lots of warm clothes so that your baby can change at any time, especially in an emergency.
4. Bath and bed essentials
Blankets, pajamas and socks will help your baby sleep well, especially at night. Bring enough sponges, lotions, shampoo and baby products.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR BABY WHILE TRAVELING
Once you have prepared all the necessary materials, the next step to consider is how to use them. Caring for the baby while traveling is more complicated than doing it at home, as there is always a risk that the baby will be uncomfortable during the trip, not to mention any health problems he may have.
Here are some of the things you can do to help your baby be better taken care of while traveling.
1. Safety first
They say prevention is better than cure, and this shot is also important when planning a trip. In addition to ensuring that the infant car seat is properly installed, you should also consider weather protection, such as excess sunshine. First aid kits like paracetamol for infants, colic treatment, saline nose drops and teething gel are all essentials you should have.
2. How to comfortably feed the baby?
To feed your baby, breastfeeding remains the best option, because it is more convenient for you and for the baby. If this is not possible, you can use ready-made formulas or sterilized boiled water and powder. If your baby is already eating solid food, you may have baby food pouches or jars during the trip. However, don't forget to put baby bibs and baby wipes, as it will surely do damage!
3. Baby's happiness is the best thing to do.
For the baby to also benefit from the trip, he must get enough rest before the day of the trip. You can bring a carrier so that the baby is comfortable, especially if he is already moving a lot. In addition, toys like rattles and stuffed animals will excite him for the trip. And to make it more pleasant, the traveling landscape can make it calm and happy.