Make Traveling With Babies a Breeze
Traveling with infants can be intimidating, when you think of all the items you need to make sure they're safe and comfortable throughout your trip.2015-12-28
Traveling with infants can be intimidating, especially when you consider all the items you need to make sure they're safe and comfortable throughout your trip. Still, it's important to realize that a young family can go on vacation just like any other travel group - you just have to make sure you're covering all the important baby bases. Oftentimes, a number of special services are available to you at your villa rental, on the plane or at the restaurants you visit during your stay.
If you do have a young one and are looking to reserve luxury rentals somewhere tropical, here are the top things to keep in mind before you arrive at your destination:
Make a Thorough List
Though your villa will likely have a number of offerings that cater to babies, such as a cozy cot you can place beside your bed or baby bottles, you should still make sure to pack essentials just in case you can't find them once you get to your exotic bungalow. Bring extra diapers, wet wipes, a few additional outfits just in case your child has an accident and your infant's favorite baby food. If you have a hard time feeding your baby with food he or she isn't used to, you'll be relieved to have some tried-and-true jars of their favorite vegetable or fruit.
Sometimes, you just can't predict how your baby will react to new things. Mother Colleen Lanin, a writer for Parenting magazine, told the publication that her daughter Karissa wouldn't sleep in an unfamiliar crib. Lanin improvised and took her child on long walks in her stroller to get her to fall asleep. Pack the most lightweight and compact stroller you have and hit the town. By venturing on these walks with your loved one, you're not only getting your sleepy one to enter dreamland, you're soaking up the stunning scenery surrounding your luxury vacation rental.
Stick to Your Routine
Just because you're on vacation, you shouldn't toss your whole routine aside - especially when you have a child that wouldn't comprehend the abrupt changes. If your child is used to having a bottle and hearing a bedtime story before bed, keep up those rituals and the fact that you're in an unfamiliar place might not even register to the little one. Also, if you're vacationing in a different time zone, it may be wise to shift your day a bit instead of expecting your little baby to shift her own internal clock. This adjustment won't be too difficult when you realize that by waking up a few hours earlier, you get to watch the magnificent sunrise from your luxury rental's terrace.
No one wants to be that family dining at a gourmet restaurant with a screaming baby. One of the best ways to avoid this situation is by making earlier reservations, since you'll have fewer diners to risk upsetting and a shorter wait period for your food. As soon as you're done, it will likely be bedtime for your little tyke.
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