Holiday traveling with a baby does not have to be difficult. With a little planning, parents find themselves moving trouble free through crowded airports or cruising a little easier on long car rides on their way to grandma's house.
Here are a few of our top tips to get you started on your family vacation with baby.
🦃 Carry baby's essentials in an easily accessible tote or diaper bag. If you are flying, do not check this bag and if you are traveling by automobile make sure you leave it within arm’s reach.
By always keeping your baby’s bag with you, you will never be without the necessities to maintain your little one’s health and comfort in case of lost luggage, weather delays, or longer than expected travel stops.
🦃 Bring along your little one’s special attachment items from home. Babies find comfort in the most familiar, so do not forget that special binkie or blanket when traveling away from home.
It will make all the difference when your baby is feeling overstimulated from all the attention and change in routine. If possible, bring a duplicate in case one gets misplaced.
🦃 When practical, try to keep a schedule. Babies do not understand special occasions, so by keeping up with the baby's usual napping and feeding schedule as much as possible, you are providing them with the security they need to get through an unpredictable day.
🦃 Listen to your baby. Celebrating a baby's first Thanksgiving is exciting and fun but be sure to know your infant's boundaries. Babies, just like adults, will benefit from mini breaks during the day to just snuggle and be quiet.
🦃 To help reduce stress, make sure to order at least a months supply of your baby's favorite formula to insure that you do not run out on vacation.