Holiday Family Travel Tips

Tips for Making Holiday Travel with Your Baby Easier

The holidays are such an amazing and exciting time-especially if you have a baby. If your holiday plans include traveling with your little one, here's five tips for making your holidays away from home a little easier. 

  1. Have essential items delivered to the place you are staying. So, instead of packing all supplies in your car, you can have items such as baby food, formula, or wipes ready for your when you arrive. Many grocery stores now offer a local delivery service, so you won't have to worry about dealing with crowded stores. Whether you are staying at a family member's house or staying at a hotel, deliver what you need so you can pack less.
  2. Pack their entire outfit in a plastic bag. Rather than packing tons of outfits, plan for the number of days you will travel and put each outfit into a plastic bag. This will keep you organized, make sure you don't over pack, and will help when you need to decide what your little one will wear for the day.
  3. When you arrive at your destination, quickly access the room you will be staying in for quick baby proofing. But instead of breaking out the baby proofing supplies from home, use a little tape. Use duct tape or blue painters tape to quickly baby proof electric outlets when you arrive. If your little one often tries to take a swim in the toilet, add a little tape so they will stay out but you can get in. In a pinch, band aids can be used to cover electric outlets too.
  4. Create an 'on-the-go' kit out of a box of baby wipes. Attach a small pack of wipes to the lid, include a clean diaper, plastic bags, a change of clothes, and anything else needed so you can grab it to go and always be ready. 
  5. If you are staying in a hotel, see what amenities your hotel offers or what you can rent when you arrive. Rather than bringing everything from home, your hotel may have cribs or pack n plays your baby can sleep in. Even complimentary breakfast can help as you plan your vacation with your baby. If you don't want to pack big items like strollers, you can often rent these items, even double strollers, and have the delivered to your hotel room

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