New mum travelling tips
Stepping back into everyday life after having a baby is a much bigger challenge than one imagines. There are many physical, mental and emotional obstacles new mums have when it comes to the subject. However, there’s nothing to worry about as this is quite a natural occurrence and it is definitely manageable. Of course, there are many aspects of regular life routine to consider, but we’ll be focusing on travelling today. Needless to say, your travelling ways are going to differ from those you had before the baby. Luckily for you, we comprised a list of things to keep in mind when it comes to the way your trips should look from now on.
Most mums are reluctant to take that first trip with their baby as they’re scared it’s too early. However, if you wait too long, your baby will find it much more shocking the first time you take it somewhere as it will be a completely new event in their life, one they haven’t been used to. On the other hand, you shouldn’t do it too early either, or too suddenly. Take it easy, start with some short trips for a day or two. It can be visiting relatives that live close by or going away for the weekend. It’s important to ease your child into the process and it will be OK.
Considering the new circumstances of your life, it is very likely you’ll be running around on your trip a lot, as well as be in danger of being spat on. This is why you need to bring more clothes than you usually would and they need to be comfortable. Of course, nobody expects you to stay in sweats throughout your whole vacation, but getting a pair of boyfriend jeans from Mavi will go a long way in making you look casually gorgeous while staying comfy. You’re going to spend a lot of time in nature and chances are you’re going to get dirty on those beaches and playgrounds, so be prepared. Of course, the same goes for baby clothes, you need extra or you need an accommodation that enables you to wash your clothes.
Adjust the trip
Travelling with your baby is encouraged, but not just anywhere. There are certain types of trips that shouldn’t include a small child and those include adventurous trips, long hikes, sightseeing in the sense of visiting museums and galleries. These are all activities your child will find boring and exhausting and forcing them into such a scenario will only make them hysterical every time you go on a trip. So, make sure your trip caters to your child’s needs. Make peace with the fact that adventurous trips will be replaced with peaceful environments full of playgrounds and parks. If you’re going to the seaside, make sure the beaches are safe and the water is shallow and the accommodation is close, so you can quickly go back when it’s time for a nap, lunch or anything else.
Take your time
Of course, you need some kind of itinerary for your trip. Everyone plans their vacations, at least they have some idea of how they’ll be spending their time. However, you need to have a very loose plan as there’s a possibility that things won’t go exactly the way you plan them. So, if your breakfast takes two hours instead of thirty minutes, just go with it. If your baby needs to sleep in the afternoon, keep their rhythm. It’s important for their normal functioning and it will give you an hour of peace to read a book and drink coffee. After all, the main goal of your trip is to be as happy as you can be and your child’s happiness is what is going to make you happy, too. Once your baby is satisfied, you’ll also be able to have a good vacation.
Travelling with your baby doesn’t have to be frightening or exhausting. As long as you keep your baby satisfied, you’ll probably stay safe from all grand catastrophes. We all fear our kids will be like some other hysterical children we’ve seen on trips before. However, if you do your best to listen to the needs of your child and try your best to respect their routine, there’s no reason to worry.