Going on vacation with your baby can sometimes feel like the most difficult task in the world. The extra stress of bringing a young child on your next getaway can sometimes make it feel like it is just not worth bringing the baby along at all. But this doesn’t have to be the case. If you invest in the right items, bringing your baby on vacation can become a total breeze. Here are 5 items that will make a vacation with your baby so much easier, so make sure to take a look at these before your next summer vacation.
A New Toy For The Journey
Whether you’ll be traveling to your destination by completing a long road trip or sitting on a flight (perhaps your baby’s first), it’s a good idea to bring along a new toy for the journey. Sitting around for hours in airports or on the open road is difficult enough for adults, so without stimulation, a young child is bound to get bored. A new toy will solve this issue with ease so be sure to find something that your baby will love so you can help in avoiding boredom to settle in.
A Portable Highchair
Once you arrive at your vacation destination, you don’t want to find that disaster has struck and the place you’re staying in has no highchairs. The best way to remedy any mealtime accommodation fears is to simply bring your own. With a portable high chair, no matter where you are, your baby will be comfortable and happy at every mealtime. If that doesn’t work, and baby is small, a baby carrier can do the job for keeping baby from being unsettled while everyone is eating. You can take turns baby wearing if the food is hot too.
A Sterilizing Kit
If you are self-catering on your next vacation, there are some great microwaveable sterilization kits to make sure your baby stays healthy during your getaway. Even if you are breastfeeding, having sterile water available for clean up and the like is important. However, if you don’t have access to boiling water or a microwave, there’s no need to worry. There are some fantastic sterilizing tablets out there to make sure that you have a clean bottle, no matter the situation.
Eating out with your baby can feel like a real chore, especially when you’re on vacation. Having to bring a bib wherever you go that needs cleaning after every meal is especially annoying while you’re away from home. However, with disposable bibs, these problems are history. You just take the bibs out, get them dirty and throw them away! No cleaning hassle and they’re always incredibly versatile.
An Umbrella Stroller
By far one of the most important things to make sure of while packing for your baby’s vacation is that they’re protected from the sun and heat. The best way to do this is to pack an umbrella stroller. Not only will pushing your baby around stop them from getting too tired from the heat, but the covering on the top of umbrella strollers will make sure that your baby is nicely covered from the sun – which is always very important. For more information, check out these umbrella stroller reviews by Lisa at ParentsNeed.