We’ve been on several trips since our daughter Sawyer was born. A few road trips to my parent’s lake cabin when she was 10 weeks and then again at three months. Then, we went to North Carolina when she was six months old.
Right now we’re in Palm Springs, a far cry from the rainy city our hometown of Vancouver is right now, and it’s a perfect little slice of paradise.
We’ve gotten quite good at travelling with a baby. Part of it is coming equipped with the right gear – knowing what you do and don’t need. I thought I’d share with you my tips and tricks for traveling with a baby, and my favourite gear. I hope it helps you get the R and R you deserve.
And if you’re going somewhere hot, the bamboo is hella breathable, so you won’t become a giant sopping sweat bucket. Win for the Beluga Wrap!
Speaking of car seats – most flights will let you check one for free! Bonus.
And finally, I just found out that most major cities have a baby rental company that will deliver rented baby goods right to your door. So if you absolutely must have that running stroller on your vacation (you crazy overachiever you), then you can get one for a low daily or weekly fee.
Aside from that, just go with the flow. Travelling with a baby is definitely different than life before baby, and the more you fight against that, the worst it’ll be for you. Especially during those first few months.
Now that Sawyer is ten months old, our holidays feel pretty similar to how they did before. Sure, she needs to be home for at least one of her two daytime naps, but we can work around that. And it’s so much fun to see her explore and get to know a landscape so vastly different than the one she’s seen for her whole life. We live in the British Columbian rainforest, so Palm Desert is a big change!
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