Travelling with the baby is not just planning your tour, but most importantly, taking all necessary precautions for you baby’s wellbeing.
There are certain precautions that are advisable before travelling with your newborn:
- Please ensure a thorough health check-up of your baby before going on a long holiday. Verify whether your baby’s vaccine schedule needs to be adjusted before travelling.
- Avoid taking your baby to areas where the risk of infections is high.
- If you are travelling in a plane or train, make sure you book your tickets in advance for a hassle free journey.
- Air travel is safe for infants. However, it is recommended that you wait until your newborn is at least 40 days old, before flying.
- Before going to a particular place, spend some time on researching about that place. This is very helpful in the event of an emergency. You will know where to seek help from.
- When booking your accommodation try to get spacious rooms when you are taking your baby along.
- Carry a good amount of disposable nappies and wipes.
- Avoid travelling to places with high altitudes. At heights above 2,500 metre (8,200 feet), your baby might develop altitude sickness.
- If you are travelling to a cold place, ensure you take sufficient warm clothes and accessories for your baby.
- Book your holidays at places where the weather will not be harsh upon your baby.
- Pack your baby’s favourite toys, so she can be entertained whenever necessary.
Just make a checklist before packing, ensure you have taken all that you listed and you are ready to have a smooth travel.