Top Travel Hacks & FREE Checklist!
If you are looking at getting away this summer for your family holidays with your new baby, here are some travel hacks before you travel with your baby this summer.
Is my newborn baby old enough to travel?
If your baby is under one years old check out this list of hacks before you head off this summer
1. Baby Carrier or Buggy
Choose a light weight buggy to use around the airport if you do require a buggy /stroller for your baby, you can even purchase a two in one, which is a car seat stroller, which are perfect for your journey from the airport to your hotel in your hire car or taxi. CLICK HERE FOR THE DOONA
Baby slings or carriers mean you can check your stroller on to the aeroplane at check in and be hands free around the airport. CLICK HERE FOR CARRIERS
2. Check in Hand Luggage
If you have children with their own hand luggage, relieve stress at the airport by checking in your hand luggage. Easy Jet offer a fast track check in service with checked hand luggage free or at a small cost called HANDS FREE. This is a life saver with small children in control of bags at the airport plus less time waiting to check in means more free time to have lunch and browse duty free. Some air line allow you to check hand luggage free and voluntary – check with your airline provider.
3. Meet & Greet Parking
Book early to get the best rates on meet and greet parking, hassle free especially with young children, there is no need to wait in a car park for a crowded airport shuttle there and back from the airport.
4. Baby Formula & Liquid restrictions
There are no restrictions on baby feeds and formula like other liquids. You are allowed to take enough feed for your baby’s journey.
5. Worried about Take off?
Feed your baby when the plane takes off to reduce ear aches and pains.
What to Pack?
Cot. Check your room and reservation has a cot before travelling
Cot Bedding. You may wish to bring bedding such as cot sheets that smell like home for your baby to settle better
Travel Black out Blind. If your baby wakes up at sunrise a travel blind may help early risers due to the sunlight
Sun Canopy. A canopy or umbrella for your stroller to keep your baby in the shade, and don’t forget your sun pod for the pool and beach to protect from the sun and wind
Rash Vests. For babies and children, they offer up to factor 50 sun protection against burns
Baby Monitor. A plug in baby monitor & nightlight for the night time feeds. Don’t forget your travel adaptors
Nappies, swim nappies, wipes and creams
Changing mat or disposable mats (Puppy pads work just as well)
Sun hat and Sun cream
Bibs. Opt for a rubber bib which can be wiped and washed. This will save having bibs to launder
Travel steriliser. You can also use steriliser pouches too and are available in most chemists and shops
Bottles. and formula milk
Food pouches if your baby is on solids, and spoon.
Camera. You need to capture your baby's first holiday memories and snaps
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Venue: Samlesbury Hall Preston
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