Got a baby under 1? It goes without saying you’re time poor. So let’s not waste yours. Whether it’s a weekend jaunt to see the grandparents, or the trip of a lifetime involving long haul flights, hotels and foreign foods, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s how Babies Who Travel can help you pack, prepare and plan your travels with your newborn, infant or baby under one.
1. Start here – practical A-Z tips.
We’ve compiled over 50 practical tips organised in a comprehensive A-Z list. Either go straight to what’s bothering you (pram or no pram? How will you survive a long haul flight? Aisle or window?) or simply browse here.
2. Check our baby travel gear recommendations.
Figuring out what you’ll need – and what you won’t – is time consuming. We’ve shortlisted the very best items you shouldn’t leave home without. (So that, unlike us, you don’t get stuck with a pram that has zero chance of fitting in a petite Parisian lift!)
3. Get inspired – armchair travel for those late night feeds.
Everyone travels differently, but let’s get your imagination ticking. We’ve included plenty of inspiring examples of how travelling with a baby under one doesn’t mean missing out on scenic bike rides, operatic extravaganzas or staying culturally connected. Messy play at Kensington Palace in London? Marionette theatre in a Parisian park? Trains that come equipped with their very own playground? It’s all here.
4. Join Kids Who Travel – our online community of parents.
This free Facebook community of keen travellers is the place to connect and talk family travel with other parents (the group talks about travel with kids of all ages).
Before you leave us:
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Have you learned – or loved! – something? Please share the page with other parents in your community. We’d be truly grateful.
PS. Gender can be a pesky thing when it comes to the English language. We love them all, so we’ve alternated between using “he” and “she” in our posts. Some tips say “he”, others say “she”. It’s a tried and tested solution from children’s authors, so that’s good enough for us. Don’t let it distract you!