What to take on holiday
Your travel bag will contain all of your everyday essentials such as nappies, nappy cream, a couple of changes of clothing in case baby is sick, nappy bags, feeds, bibs etc. You’ll obviously take your child’s favourite comforter/toy too but it’s worth investing in some new small toys and books to keep your little one amused on the journey. Don’t let them see them until you’re on your way so that they will intrigue them for longer.
Taking your little one’s own bed sheet or blanket can help them to settle in new surroundings as it smells of home.
Breastfeeding is the best choice when travelling as you have all the essential nutrients on tap, there’s also less risk of infection.
Sterilizing your feeding equipment is of paramount importance when you’re away, but steam sterilizers are bulky to take, you can buy a travel sterilizer kit or take sterilising tablets/liquid and sterilizer bags for use in a microwave. It might be worth purchasing a bottle warmer for heating up baby’s bottle or baby food whilst you’re out and about.
- Baby paracetamol/ Ibuprofen
- Rehydration sachets; ask your pharmacist for advice on which to take, better to be prepared than have to describe symptoms to someone who may have very little grasp of the English language.
- Teething gel/granules