Congrats! You have been blessed with a beautiful baby. Now, are you looking forward to make him see the beautiful world we have? If you are one of those travel enthusiasts, then let me tell you that travelling with a baby is not easy, but it is also not impossible. All it requires is a lot of planning and then making yourself ready to see all those plans get jumbled.

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While you can travel happily in the first 6 months of your pregnancy, traveling immediately after delivery may lead to certain complications. If you are planning to travel after your delivery, then you should plan it well. Here are certain points to be keep in mind before making any travel plans after delivery.

1.  Plan, Prepare and then Pack

If you are much of a backpacker, then I have to say that it is not a very good idea while travelling with young kids. Travelling with baby require a lot of planning and preparation beforehand, and you have to pack keeping several factors in mind. While we are on packing, make sure you do not go overboard with the packing dilemma. Though travelling with a baby can not be as light as travelling alone, but everything you want to pack now can be made available to your destination as well. So, there is no point of overpacking and paying to airlines, when you can easily rent/buy stuff on arrival.

2.  Ship ahead

Let’s take it practically, babies need a lot of diapers and you can not take it all from your place. If you are not sure of marketplaces around or are very particular of the brand, you can always order them in advance and get them delivered at the place you are supposed to stay. If you need baby essentials as crip, car seat or maternity pillow, let the hotel staff know in advance, so you do not need to stress about arranging stuff for baby.

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3.  Be seat smart

If you are planning to fly, then you need to be extra smart with planning your seats to maximize your comfort. If your baby is fewer than 20 pounds, reserve a bulkhead seat to take advantage of the bassinet, which can attach to the wall—plus, obviously, to enjoy extra legroom. If the bulkhead isn’t an option, try reserving an aisle and window seat in the back of the plane. It’s often the last row to get filled, and if you happen to have a stranger in between you and your partner, they’ll frequently swap. Similarly, book a flight around baby’s sleeping time to make the flight comfortable for everyone as babies can be really cranky sometimes and you don't want to face all those weird looks.

4.  Hire help

Until and unless you are visiting a completely deserted place, you are more likely to get hold of a babysitter at the place you are staying. A decent number of hotels have their tie-ups with local babysitting agencies, so you can always check that up during the booking process. Be careful enough to check their services, as a lot of them restricts their duties to ‘manage’ the baby, and not changing diapers and bathe them.

5.  Eat early

Every place has its own dining time, and you need to adjust (a bit more) with them. For examples, Mid-western countries have dinner around 6pm, whereas in Europe, dinner is usually a late meal i.e. around 11pm. In context to travelling with baby, going to restaurant at its peak hours with baby can be quite messy. Team Cheap Medicine Shop suggests you to find the place you want to try and book a table during its first hour of opening. It is more likely to be empty at that time and you can enjoy, even if you don't have babysitter.

6.  Find items to distract the baby

If you think your baby only loves that pink monkey, then probably you are wrong. Young kids can easily get distracted with random items as coins, keys, tissues, etc. You need to keep trying, and who knows your kid also enjoys antique shopping with you. Also, such things come handy when you want to manage your baby in a plane.

Hope these tips help you have a nice trip! So, where are you heading next?

 

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