When you see a happy parent flaunting their, it seems like a picture from the movies. But travelling with a baby is not as simple as it looks. It is the foremost reason for the mothers to shy away from stepping outside. It needs a lot of essentials and they are
- Have food in your hands. Be it milk, formula, juice, fruits or their favorite foods. Kids can be picky eaters and a tantrum may happen any time. But more important is that the food may upset their stomach. So it’s always better to have a constant
- Have Diapers, wipes, rash creams ready with you. Kids are fragile and they get rashes easily while traveling. Lots of friction happens while travelling. It is always best to change the diapers frequently. And it is more important to clean their private parts every time.
- Extra set of clothes. Always carry two to three sets of extra clothes. Never, I mean never groom them for a show. I them on their most comfortable wear. Traveling itself will take a toll on them and never make it hard for them by putting them in fancy dresses.
- A blanket. Always carry one with you. Especially if you have a toddler. They may fall asleep at any time and you can’t be unprepared.
- Sling, carry cots or prams. Again this is a must for your own sake. You can’t always carry them in your hands. And kids get tired walking and may refuse to walk.
- First aid kit with basic medicines. Again fever, cold and stomach upset are never a few feet away while you are travelling. Instead of searching for a doctor in an unknown place, you should always have basic medicines and band aids with you.
- And mainly a toy, color books, etc to keep your kid entertained. Kid can’t feel the magic of travel. And you can’t blame them for not enjoying it with you. In order to prevent them from making your travel miserable, you must always have entertainment ready.
And if you miss any of this then there is a nasty treat awaiting you. When you have a baby, there is nothing called as travelling light. You must always keep these things handy even if you don’t use them. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.