Traveling with a child is a very exciting and responsible moment but more and more parents agree to a family vacation. And they are doing the right thing because if you organize everything correctly, your vacation will go off with a bang.
It is essential to create a list of things that you’ll take with you in advance. This way, you won’t miss anything necessary and won’t forget anything, too. Include all the essential baby boy and baby girl clothes that your child might need considering the change of the weather and the place you want to visit.
One of the most important things on your trip is the stroller. It should fold easily and have enough room for your baby to rest. Some airlines allow compact models weighing no more than 7 kg to be taken into the cabin, while others, regardless of weight, place these vehicles in the luggage compartment.
Toddlers under the age of two travel without a personal seat, so choose comfortable clothes for you and your child. Put water, baby food, wet and dry wipes, 2-3 diapers, change of clothes (pants, 2 T-shirts/bodysuits), a jacket in case of coolness, socks, and a light hat in a separate bag. During takeoff and landing, offer snacks/milk to the baby – this can calm them down if they feel some discomfort from the ear-popping. You can also give water, swallowing movements help to normalize the pressure.
There are several essential things you should definitely think about before your trip:
In order not to spoil the vacation for the whole family, think over the composition of the first-aid kit to the smallest details: antipyretic drugs, remedies that soothe pain during teething, drugs for indigestion and poisoning, antiseptics. Take your thermometer and sunburn medication with you.
All parents know how fast young children get their clothes dirty. So that mom does not tire herself with washing during the rest, it is worth having clothes taking into account where you eat and for what period of time you go on a vacation.
Bodysuits, a pair of light pants, 2-3 T-shirts will come in handy in any country. It is also worth taking pants, a windbreaker, or a light jacket for your baby. Put at least five panties in your suitcase. Also, do not forget about the napkins, in the sun the baby will be hot in the diaper.
Swimming trunks, if you plan to swim with your child in the pool, do not forget to bring swimming diapers with you. To protect the baby’s face from the sun, you will need two Panama hats, it is better to choose ones with strings or with an elastic band.
Prepare the number of diapers that will come in handy on the road and on the first day of rest, plus three in case of emergency. If your baby’s skin is sensitive enough and you are not sure whether you can buy the usual diapers, it is better to take a supply with you for the entire period of vacation.