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Traveling with a baby often requires extra patience and effort. Well, there are some tips for taking your baby when traveling long distances that you can try to make traveling with your baby more comfortable and enjoyable
Actually it's easier to bring a small baby for long trips or vacations because their activities are still limited. Especially if your little one is under 6 months old.
Mother only needs to give breast milk without having to bring special food or solid food. Thus, it is easier for mothers to travel with their little ones, even though they still need extra energy to carry and carry baby needs.
Some Tips To Do When Taking Your Baby On Long Trips
To make traveling with babies comfortable and not too tiring, here are some tips you can try:
1. Choose a convenient mode of transportation
If you decide to travel by plane, you can ask the airline about what facilities are available for babies. For example, baby food or a diaper changing place.
It's also a good idea if you look for a seat near the toilet, making it easier for you to change your little one's diaper.
When the plane takes off or lands, you can breastfeed your little one, give him a snack, or cover the baby's ears with earplugs so he doesn't feel pain in his ears due to changes in air pressure on the plane.
Travelling by train with your little one is an ideal mode of transportation because it has more space to move around compared to planes.
Meanwhile, if you are traveling by car, make sure your little one sits in a special baby seat that is securely attached in the car and don't forget to fasten your seat belt.
2. Create a flexible itinerary
If you decide to bring your little one, you should travel privately or with your family and not go with a tour group.
This is because you can more freely manage your schedule and activities when traveling alone or with your family, unlike the busy tour schedule.
After arriving at the destination, make sure Mother to rest first while giving time for the Little One to adjust to being in a new environment.
3. Prepare baby equipment as needed
Baby equipment needs to be prepared carefully. In addition to the baby's main needs, such as baby clothes, milk bottles, or baby food and equipment, Mothers must also prepare medical equipment and personal medicines, such as thermometers, skin moisturizers, and pain and fever relievers.
While traveling, Mother also needs to make sure that your little one eats and drinks enough so that he doesn't suffocate due to dehydration.
The thing you need to remember, not all baby equipment needs to be brought. If you are too bothered to bring your own stroller or stroller, you can rent a stroller, portable bed, or other baby equipment when you arrive at your destination.
4. Create a comfortable atmosphere for the baby
Even though you are far from home, try to create an atmosphere that feels like home so that your little one feels at home in a new place. Mother can bring a blanket and a favorite doll or a favorite toy of the Little One.
In addition, try to keep breastfeeding your little one as usual. This can help him feel safe and comfortable, as well as reduce the anxiety that your little one may feel when in a strange place.
5. Find a traveling companion who can take care of the baby
Mother will certainly feel tired when traveling alone with the Little One. Especially if your little one is fussy during the trip. So that you don't have to worry and get tired when traveling with your little one, you can invite your partner, close relative, or baby sitter so you can take turns taking care of your little one on the trip.
Well, now you don't have to worry anymore if you are going to travel far with your little one. With some of the tips above, you can be more comfortable and enjoy the trip.
However, before traveling, make sure your little one is in good he alth so that the trip can be more enjoyable and don't be too pushy if your little one starts to look tired. If necessary, you can consult a pediatrician before taking your little one on a long trip.