Summer Vacation Travel Tips for You and Baby

Traveling with your child is exciting! New experiences, new places, new faces…it can all be a little overwhelming too.

Smart moms know that for a stress free trip with your child you will need some extra planning and preparation.

Here are a few mom-tested tips to make your trip a success:

  • Travelling by Air? Try to arrange your departure flight for a time of day when child likes to nap. The odds will be in your favour that your little one will be quiet and content during the flight if they are drifting off to sleep just as the flight is taking off. Baby Travel

 

  • Decide if you will travel with your Car Seat or rent one at your destination. There are pros and cons to both, but this will need to be planned out in advance. If you are travelling by car, make sure your car seat is installed properly by double checking the seat’s manual and your vehicle’s owners’ manual.infant car seat rentals

 

  • If your little one is on the move, you will need to pack a few supplies to “baby proof” your destination. Outlet covers and cabinet locks don’t take up a lot of room in your suitcase but will prevent you little one from exploring in some of the unsafe areas of a new location.
  • Make sure your sweetie has a safe place to sleep while she is away from home. Don’t assume your destination is decked out like your nursery at home. Most hotels offer compact cribs but a private vacation rental may not. If you are staying with relatives, their idea of a safe place for baby to sleep might be a bit outdated.
  • Plan ahead and arrange for baby equipment rentals (full size cribs, strollers, car seats, etc.) at your destination. Most major cities have companies that will supply you with all the comforts of home for baby while you are away. These companies are often run by moms just like you which means the equipment is up to date and meticulously cleaned.
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  • Have a favourite brand of diapers you don’t want to be without? You can arrange for a Baby Supply delivery right to your destination. Go online, place your order and have everything you need waiting for you upon arrival.
  • Busy tourist areas can be tough with a toddler. Keep a current photo of your child in your purse or diaper bag. In the event that your child gets ‘lost’ you can instantly show people who to look for. A picture is worth a thousand words- especially when you are in a panic! Don’t let the trials of traveling with your baby stop that adventurous spirit that you had before baby was in your life. Most importantly, try to relax and go with the flow.
  • Getting there is supposed to be half the fun, so…above all enjoy the journey!
  • Make the most of your little one’s inquisitive nature. Show them the sights and sounds of a new destination while keeping them safe and comfortable!

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Our Eddie Bauer deluxe pack n plays are practical yet stylish. It can be assembled and taken down in minutes, which is great for impromptu trips! And with the convenient travel case, it holds all the accessories too; it’s really the perfect travel companion!

The Eddie Bauer Pack n play comes with a full-sized bassinet (for children less than 30lbs), change table, and a canopy which is great to use to keep the bugs out when enjoying the outdoors.

It also features soft mesh sides for breathability and visibility, and has drop down privacy panel to cover up the sides to help block out light, which is great to help your little one fall asleep.

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Kristina
(Kristina will be guest blogging for us in April & May 2013. As a busy mom of a very active toddler, she knows the ropes of family travel!)