Bringing a baby abroad is a topic discussed regularly by many concerned parents when planning a family holiday. Most questions raised are – how old should my baby be or what will I need for the flight – that is if you are travelling by plane. Other queries are – what of the foreign foods and climate. Bringing a baby abroad should cause you no problem, and it is best to introduce them early to travel because by doing this you will learn of your baby’s traits e.g. if they suffer from travel sickness etc.
One major issue concerning bringing a baby abroad is the infant’s health. If your doctor has given your baby the all clear that he/she is in a healthy condition to travel then there is no reason why you should not book that well deserved holiday today. Foreign holidays can be very rewarding for parents who are bringing a baby abroad, and the perks of this is – mummy and daddy have no time to get bored of each others company. However you may not have enough time for that all over tan, so bear this in mind also.
Young babies are actually a lot easier to transport around when they are tiny. An additional bonus for this age group is – your baby wont’ care where they are as long as they are comfortable (fed and clean) and kept occupied if they are of toddler size. If you have problems with a stroller/pram then consider a carry sling. Be careful and make sure the baby is shaded at all times and protected with total sun block cream. Always keep your baby’s thirst quenched because they can become dehydrated. (Use bottled water while abroad)
As the parent you are well aware of your own baby’s needs so therefore you will know what essentials that you will to need to pack when bringing your baby abroad e.g. medicines, feeding bottles and stuff that baby enjoys having around. A few of the baby’s favourite cuddly toys are light to carry when travelling and also a great soother in helping to settle the infant in unfamiliar surroundings.
Online sites that offer free stuff for babies are worth visiting because of the baby freebies that come in travel size samples – therefore packing made a lot easier and lighter. Babies normally have no problem when flying but a good idea is to let the baby suck on a bottle of milk or mother’s breast if necessary. This will help with the cabin pressure. Remember when bringing a baby abroad that it is required by law to have his or her own passport.
To make your holiday a stress free one then all you need to do is – exactly everything you would do back home. For example: protect them from the sun, quench their thirst when they are dry, and let the baby know that mummy, daddy are glad that by bringing their baby abroad was going to make this holiday the best they ever had.