How To Make Travel With Your Baby Safe & Easy in 7 Simple Steps

 

Would you love to take a holiday? Are you planning to go away over the summer or winter or Festive Season holiday break? Worried about travelling with your little ones? Or need a holiday from your ‘holiday’?

We’ve put a super handy e-book guide on “How to Make Travel With Your Baby Safe, Easy and Fun in 7 Stress-Free Steps” just for you.

To top it off, we’ve also included a 5-point travel checklist on things people always forget to pack. Covering the top 5 things you don’t want to forget whilst travelling, this checklist makes travel with your baby easy.

At Snazzy Baby we understand from first-hand experience that travelling with a precious little one can be almost like moving house, which is why we’ve made this guide available to you at this very busy time of year. With one less thing to think about, it’s an easy way to de-stress just a little.

Go to www.snazzybaby.com.au or www.snazzybaby.us  and click ‘buy’ at top of home page to access this FREE guide.

You will also see a more comprehensive guide “101 Reminders for Travelling With Your Baby “ which you can purchase for only $1.00. This also gives you a gift from us – a $10 voucher to spend on one of our travel products such as our famous, multi awarding winning My Baby’s Own Deluxe Travel Chair.

From our team at Snazzy Baby we wish you a safe, easy and fun holiday with your family!

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How To Travel Easily With Your 18mth Old To 3 Year Old Child

Now the fun begins when you travel with your older child, however it is not impossible to have a calm journey

Here are my top tips for traveling with a baby or toddler, most of them were learned the hard way.

  1. Pack several small toys and books that your child hasn’t seen before. Small books with lift-the-flaps or touch-and-feel textures often do the trick.
  2. Come armed with your child’s favorite low-mess snacks. The pureed foods sold in a tube are great for travel – older babies and toddlers can suck them right out of the tube, saving you the trouble of messing with a spoon. Self-serve snack boxes filled with crackers or dried fruit such as raisins are convenient and entertain your child
  3. Fly or drive during naps or at bedtime. Flying with a child is so much easier if the times coincide with sleep times.
  4. Use technology.Today’s world of being able to entertain your child with a favourite TV show or movie is a godsend. I-Pads or portable DVD players will keep your child truly calm.
  5. Dress your child for quick and easy diaper changes. Don’t forget to pack extra comfortable clothing like a onesie with leggings which gives you quick access to the diaper without removing socks, shoes, pants.
  6. When booking plane tickets, if you have a choice between a 30-minute or 90-minute interval between flights, choose 90.You may need more time  to change diapers, stock up on snacks, and play. Get to the gate early and relax.  Wakeful time at the gate can optimize  nap-time on the plane
  7. Feed on take-off and landing.Pressure changes can be so uncomfortable, and babies don’t know how to clear their ears on their own. Sucking and swallowing helps to keep ears clear, which will keep her so much happier. Breastfeeding is so convenient for this. If your child is older a lollypop works really well too.
  8. Arm yourself with baby wipes, plenty of them. You simply can’t protect a baby from germs while traveling. However you will feel better if you’re able to wipe down your tray table and arm rests with a baby wipe. It is impossible to keep her from touching potentially germy surfaces so wash your hands and your child’s hands when possible.

Expect your child to require more of your attention when you are traveling.  Try to prevent crankiness by staying on top of your child’s needs for food, drink, a clean diaper, some time to play, some special attention, and sleep. Have realistic expectations. Don’t try to do too much in one day. Enjoy the happy moments and stay relaxed and it will be easy to roll through the frustrating ones.

What are your favorite tips for traveling with kids? Please share what you have found to work well on your travels

How to travel easily with your 18 month old to 3 year old child: http://youtu.be/PwcqimcKFm8

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How To Travel Calmly With Your 9 Months To 18 Months Old Baby

By the time your baby is 9 months old, she’s become used to her surroundings and familiar faces. Travel can disrupt her sense of security and routine, especially when visiting an unfamiliar place or meeting lots of strangers. This is total understandable so if you are able to try and keep her eating, sleeping and play in a similar routine to what she is used to you’ll find she soon gets into this the exciting flow of travel.

Before you travel, find out whether your accommodation can be childproofed before you arrive. If not, bring a simple child proofing kit  that includes doorknob covers, plastic outlet covers, and pipe cleaners or twist ties to secure curtains or blinds and electrical cords. Masking or ducting tape provides a quick fix for most danger zones.

Keep your baby or toddler as safe as possible on public transport and keep her secured in a stroller where possible. Make sure you apply the stroller’s brakes whenever you’re riding on or waiting for public transport.

If you’ve purchased a plane seat for your baby or toddler, bring an approved car seat for him to sit in or if you do not have the funds to purchase a seat for your baby on the plane, consider a Snazzy Baby Travel Chair or a CARES harness.

You may be wondering what supplies you will need for your older baby? Here are some tips to consider –

  • If she has a favourite toy, consider buying a duplicate. That way if one goes astray, your trip isn’t ruined
  • Pack your baby mobile or night light if they are portable as they are a comfort to your child in an unfamiliar room
  • Check if your travel accommodation has a travel cot or safe bedding for your child
  • Take along a couple of favourite books or toys. We found small stacker cups brilliant as they can double up as bath toys

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