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For each family, the birth of a baby, especially of the first-born, is an unforgettable emotional event. After several weeks of adaptation to a new life with a small baby boss, parents start trying to live their lives in the rhythm and style they are used to.
Whenever it comes to spending free time with a newborn, there are two main points of view. The first one is based on putting a baby in the center of family interests. Thus, parents shall not plan their leisure time in the way which may cause any inconveniences to their baby. So, cozy evenings at home with a TV or hobby are the main methods of relaxation and distraction.
However, on the opposite, there is an opinion that the youngest family member shall adapt to the lifestyle of parents. Of course, it is limited by the possible dangers to the health and life of a child – no extreme sports or too exotic countries.
Despite the parents’ opinion with regards to these opposite points of view, nowadays, it is not possible to avoid traveling with a baby. The first one will take place on the way home from the hospital. This one is trouble-free as your baby will cozily sleep through the way in its safety seat. For the future, it is recommended to foresee that you drive during the scheduled sleep time of your child. In such a way, a stress-free trip can be expected.
Those parents who have made a decision to arrange a vacation with an infant baby shall make all the necessary preparations so that all the family enjoys a holiday in full. It is generally recommended not to travel with kids under 6 months by plane. Dry air and change of pressure are not good for them. However, with proper preparation, even such a journey can be experienced with minimum discomfort for the youngest one.
Must-have List for Travel with an Infant
- Fresh food and water: for breastfeeding moms, it is all clear. In the event of artificial feeding, infant formula and water in sufficient quantity shall be taken with. Note that it is allowed to take liquids on the board for feeding a baby.
- Nose drops to humidify nose during the flight to avoid problems with breathing. Infant nasal passages are so tiny, thus, it is important to prevent the negative impact of the dry air on the board.
- Choose the seats with flight baby bassinet where your child will sleep and play during the flight time.
- The first-aid kit for an infant shall be gathered according to the recommendations of a pediatrician who knows what can be needed. Besides, make the notes of the doses and prescriptions from a doctor.
All the other stuff needed are quite simple: clothes and hygiene items, along with a sling or stroller, favorite toys, and cosmetics. With thorough and careful preparation, a trip with a kid can be the first unforgettable experience with the new family member.