Travelling with an infant is not easy but it is also not impossible. A mother needs to note certain things before setting off on a journey with an infant as a companion. If the journey is a long-distance one, then there are some things to keep in mind for smooth travelling with a baby. Here are some tips and tricks to make a list of, while travelling alone with an infant.
The basic rule of travelling is to keep your luggage light. This is a rule that applies even when you are with a baby. Always try carrying enough diapers and nappies for a journey. Buy more when you reach your destination, so that you don’t fall short of it. Don't stress while concentrating on your luggage and the infant at the same time, as travelling with some peace of mind is important.
Always have a proper checklist before beginning your journey. Older children can carry their own bags, but you will surely be liable for the younger ones. From baby snacks to comfort toys to milk bottles, whatever keeps your baby busy and happy on a flight or a road trip, make sure to add it to your list. A bassinet and a baby carrier are the two most essential things that must be on your checklist.
Breastfeeding is not that easy and comfortable on a plane or a train, but it is doable. If you are afraid about taking care of your baby during journeys, don’t be under pressure as it is completely normal. Still, if you are uncomfortable, you can pump some milk into a bottle before leaving for the journey. Search for a quiet place if possible to make the baby feel secure and relaxed while feeding.
Whether you are on a long-distance journey or short, you should carry an extra pair of clothes. Trip with an infant can be difficult if you have not carried proper clothes for yourself as well as the baby. There can be many reasons for the baby’s clothes getting dirty or if the infant just throws up. Hence it is important to carry a proper pair of clothes.
It is easy to entertain your baby if you have their favourite toys. It is advisable to stick to your baby’s favourite blanket or sleeping aid like a teddy. Baby’s generally like toys that make noises, so carry those. Keep the baby busy with things they like to play with.