If you are a first time parent, a trip away from home would be a dreaded nightmare. Sure you are very excited to show off your precious child to far away relatives and friends but travelling with a baby in tow would be really stressful; that is if you are unprepared.
Most amateur parents would commit mistakes of carrying too much or too little. Here are a few tips that might be helpful for you before you packed up and load in:
1) Do not forget your baby’s MILK!
If you are breastfeeding then that would be fine. However, if your child is fed with a bottle, you might want to double check on this aspect. Consider how much your child feeds every day, the availability of clean drinking water from where you are headed and if there are stores that you could buy from in case you ran out. Also take note of how long you would be staying away from home but remember this; when it comes to baby feeds, it is better to over pack.
2.) Pack sufficient clothing
Most first time parents would often times, pack half of their baby’s wardrobe when going out. It is fine since baby clothing does not take much space but never forget the essentials like blankets, towels and diapers. Baby clothes also are small enough to be washed and worn so packing a few could be considered.
3.) Include your baby’s medications or vitamins!
It is very important for babies to always take their medicines or vitamins on schedule so a trip away from home is not an excuse for your baby to miss his or her meds. Also, if your baby is prone to colic or flatulence, do not forget to bring warming oil. If he or she is prone to cold, always pack the nasal aspirator.
As parents, we want our kids to be as comfortable as they could when it comes to travelling. Oftentimes, when another parent forgets one essential it could lead to a stressful argument making the trip less enjoying. A lot can come unexpected but the key is to plan well and prepare. Have a safe trip!