We have made a lot of mistakes when traveling with all 3 of our babies. Learn some tricks for baby travel.
You’ll never travel light again. Our kids are now ages 10, 7, and 2 but they have traveled the world and have lived in different companies and on different continents. You’ll be carrying diapers, wipes, food, change of clothes, toys, etc. etc. with you everywhere you go.
On a good note, outside the US people will generally give you a front of the line pass. They will let you and your young family go first. My husband didn’t realize how special that was until she came back to the US with my son and wasn’t even offered as much as a pre-boarding opportunity.
Outside the Western world, get used to riding in a taxi without a car seat. If you rent a car from a global brand, they’ll have car seats available for rent generally. However, taxis will see a car seat and keep on driving.
Kids are a LOT of work and it’s tricky to really relax when you’re traveling with one. He/She will be sleeping in the same room as you and might not want to sleep the whole time. This makes the whole family tired and cranky. You’ll go to places and your kid will decide that they’ve had enough for the day and start screaming. It’s completely unrealistic to maintain the exact same traveling lifestyle that you had before having a child. But that doesn’t mean you can’t travel. It just requires a lot of adjustments in terms of schedule and managing expectations (i.e. be prepared to call it a day early).
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Need the motivation to book your next adventure? Do you have wanderlust? Or do you just love a good inspirational quote? We have taken some famous travel quotes and put them into the places that we visit. They inspired us for years and we hope they can do the same for you. Give you the inspiration you need to travel bold.
When they start to cry: Here are some things that you can do on the plane if your baby does happen to get into a crying fit. Remember to focus on your child and don’t worry about the other passengers around you.
Dig into your bag of toys. Try to engage with your baby. Play, read a story, sing songs with actions.
Put your baby cheek to cheek with you and hum a song, this skin to skin helps calm them.
The 34 hour trip already felt long, but it felt even longer because we had our 6-month-old baby with us, and we were both exhausted. We had called TSA 2 weeks before our departure to make sure that the medicine and the freezer gel packs would be okay.
TSA requires every adult, 18 years and older, boarding a federally regulated aircraft, even for a domestic flight, will need a Real ID – Compliant license or will need to show an additional ID. Some acceptable IDs for air travel domestically are; passports, Global Entry card or Trusted Travel Card, Drivers License is still valid as long as it is the enhanced driver’s license (EDLs). Here is the full