If there’s one thing we know best here at Our Globetrotters it’s the ins and outs of travelling with babies!
I know leaving the house with an infant can feel daunting in those first few months let alone a night away – or the prospect of flying half around the world! Preparing for baby travel can be incredibly stressful and I bet you have a load of questions you might be embarrassed to ask.
Let us guide you through your baby travel journey step by step and give you the confidence that YOU CAN TRAVEL WITH YOUR KIDS – AND ENJOY IT!
Flying with a Baby
One of the most daunting aspects of travel can be getting on a plane with your bundle of joy. Air travel can do unpredictable things to babies making it a nerve racking experience that you might be ‘those parents’ with the screaming infant. Fear not, we have a lot of your flying with baby questions answered here:
- Tackling your very first family flight – includes what you should bring on board, how to move about the airport and ideas for keeping baby entertained on board
- Flying with two (or more) kids – the rules explained and strategies to cope when you’re outnumbered!
- The Ultimate Guide to Airline Baby Bassinets – a must read before tackling a long-haul flight; how to book the coveted infant seat and a by airline guide on sizes
- 15 practical ways to conquer jet lag – also see the advice we provided specific to jet lag for babies & breastfeeding mums to Traveling Parents’ Forum
Baby Packing & Travel Gear
One of the major off-putting factors of going anywhere with a baby is the amount of gear you need to bring with you! From stroller travel systems to infant car seats, what do you really need? Helping you with some of those critical packing decisions we have several product reviews and round-ups for baby travel products you may find helpful;
- 10 baby travel essentials – includes a baby travel packing list
- Phil & Teds Traveller (portable Cot) Review
- Fly Babyee Sleep Cover – for air travel with an infant & sun protection
- Selecting the perfect stroller for family travel – includes whether you should invest in baby travel system strollers (and why you will definitely end up owning more than one!)
- 5 reasons a nursing cover is the best baby travel accessory
- Review of the ultra light, ultra compact Mountain Buggy Nano – yes it really does fit in the overhead locker of a plane!
Coming Soon – answering the all important question, should you take a stroller to South East Asia?
Still not sure what to pack?
General Baby Travel Advice
- 5 important things to know before travelling with a newborn (and the new post-natal you)
- 5 steps to baby-proofing your hotel room
- Family Travel Health (includes advice around immunisations and latest news on Zika Virus)
Coming Soon: Breast & Bottle Feeding Baby on the move
RELATED READING: Past the baby stage – come on over to our TODDLER advice section – now the fun & games really begin!
Not yet had your first baby?
No worries, here at Our Globetrotters we’re looking out for expectant mothers too, see our posts covering:
- Travelling while Pregnant
- 5 tips for flying while pregnant
- 5 tips to prevent babymoon disaster
- Zika Virus: Information for pregnant travellers