The world is filled with magic places. There is so much to see and so much to do, but how to travel when you have recently had a baby? Is it actually possible, or better to hide at home for a year or two avoiding any risks? The answer is: you should definitely continue with getaways, check out 15 workable tips on flying with a baby. You probably won’t be able to do an 8-hour hiking tour in the mountains (although I know couples who did that too), but the best holiday at a moderate pace is guaranteed. Besides, traveling with a newborn is incredibly easy as your little baby prefers to sleep rather than watch.
The more you explore – the better you and your baby feel. I am an avid traveler. After giving birth to my son, I didn’t hesitate for a moment and picked the next destination when he was only a month and a week old. So, I would like to share a few handy and very simple tips on traveling with a newborn while being on a budget (even if it is in Europe). Sounds pretty exciting? Let’s go!
Simple tips on traveling with a newborn while being on a budget
1. Plan well
Good organization skills are a big plus when traveling with a baby. Having a little human beside you 24/7 requires thorough preparation. Pack well! My advice: pack for the baby all that you have planned and a little bit more. Predict force majeure as they may happen. For example, a good thing to have is a nasal spray with salt water, as babies usually react to climate changes with sneezing.
2. Have a back-up plan
Always have a back-up plan. Make sure your devices are with you and fully charged in case of the same force majeure. Take a power bank. Things usually happen with or without a baby, but with the baby, you want to overcome any situation in the smoothest way possible. Speaking of which, read the one about Austria – the craziest story about how I overcame one reaching the Airbnb place at 22:30 and ending up with no accommodation in the middle of the night with a four-month-old baby.
3. Be patient and happy
There is nothing on earth more important than you and your internal state. Just remember: you are on a vacation. Let things be, meanwhile enjoy every moment with your precious family. By the way, people do say that it is much easier to travel in the early stages rather than when your little one shows some crawling or walking skills. Indeed, in most cases, you end up breastfeeding in a cafe or restaurant trying out traditional unique dishes of the country you are traveling to, and seeing him sleep in a buggy.
4. Do not rush
And again, you are on vacation. Give it some time, even if it is only one weekend. Trust me, you are going to spend the most amazing time even if you miss one or two pre-planned sights.
Have an incredibly amazing trip with your little one! And certainly share it with us!
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