Travelling is sometimes nerve-wrecking, moreso when you’re travelling with a baby. The planning, packing and rigors of the trip are enough to send some parents over the edge. Babies require a lot of comfort and care therefore you have to be sufficiently prepared for the trip in order to be able to pay attention to your little one.
That being said, It is always wise to pack your stuff a day before the trip, ensuring that all necessary items like diapers and wipes, formula, change of clothes, blankets, bibs and strollers, as well as light entertainment tools for your baby are placed in your hand luggage for easy access. You should be able to get what you need without inconveniencing other passengers or spending too much time and effort.
If you are travelling by plane then you won’t be able to have liquids on board so it is recommended that you prepare the dry formula in your baby’s bottle or cup beforehand then request for water when necessary. Ensure you follow your baby’s feeding schedule to prevent hunger-induced tantrums.
Do not be daunted by the fears of travelling with your baby. Infuse as much fun as you can and make great memories you will look back on with happiness. For more tips on preparing for a plane trip with an infant, see the infographic.