The Ultimate Guide to Weekend Travel with a Baby on Board



Of late I happened to be an aunt to a now wobbly munchkin. Ever since my sister-in-law took a gap from traveling. There is no nice way to put it-but traveling with a baby can be challenging. Quite a baffle indeed, with all those thoughts sneaking out from all the corners of your brain. Is traveling with the baby even feasible? Should you retort to your wandering chi? Isn’t it way too dangerous? And somewhere, in between, a cryptic voice responds, “Oh common! You are just overthinking it”. All a chaos but Catch-22s. Despite these predicaments, the optimism perseveres and might win you over again.

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Is traveling with the baby even feasible? Should you retort to your wandering chi? Isn’t it way too dangerous? And somewhere, in between, a cryptic voice responds, “Oh common! You are just overthinking it”. Image courtesy: Pixabay





    5 Reasons to Travel with Babies

    Immediately as the thought seeds in your mind, it is not only you negating it. Many more hesitant advises will disavow the same, sooner or later. So here are few strong reasons to convince yourself over all the rebuttals.

    The break is really needed.

    Certainly you are not hurdling to the streets as soon as you welcome the baby. In the growth process, the parents do face a ration of restless days. But after all those sleep-deprived times, you need the break. Anxious enough?  That this would ruin your everyday routine, your child’s as well. It would, definitely. But it would also, to some extent, making them more compliant.

    The break is always “No More House Chores”

    This might be nothing out of the ordinary for the usual vacationers. But it is singularly special when you decide to go on a break with your new-born. A new parent needs pampering more than ever. A staycation is just the answer. With everything made effortlessly accessible at hand, not to be fetched anymore, it is a home away from home minus the house chores. All the needs are met.

    Babies are, no doubt, ice breakers!

    The sweetest part! People are more approachable with a baby around. All smiles on your baby. Had you been a solo traveler or a duo, people would never have opened up so easily. The baby puts the barriers down. And if you are traveling in a group, they would already be the apple of all eyes.

    Having a baby all along the itinerary is therapeutic as well.

    After long hours of the outing, when you laid back on a comfy pillow and your little one giggle back at you without any reason, all you do is laugh back at them and play along.

    Baby’s day out.

    Babies are inquisitive by nature. They take after the whole ball of wax that comes along their way. Remember Baby’s day out? The zeal to know something new always circle up a positivity around them, besides the sheer innocence and purity. And that is, beyond doubt, something we grown-ups must reinstate in ourselves. The best part, you get to tell their little adventure stories when they grow up.

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    Photo by Juan Pablo Serrano Arenas from Pexels. The zeal to know something new always circle up a positivity around them, besides the sheer innocence and purity. 




    Things to Consider Before Stepping Out With a Baby

    Your baby’s health

    Nobody knows your baby better than you. It is better to avoid trips if they are allergic to specks of dust. All in all, they need to be in optimal health for the go.

    Just a nod from them

    While it might sound odd, but babies do have their own leanings. Root in their behaviour closely so as to label their moods. If they are on the jovial side, they would easily blend in. If they are a bit on the peevish side, all you need is a dry run and get them accustomed to it.

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    • Lest you need room for the diapers and the baby products in your luggage, their pocket-sized clothes will make for them. 
    • However, a separate diaper bag will do more magic. 
    • Baby wipes and trash bags to assist the disposal. 
    • Oral rehydration solution (ORS) for both the adults and the baby is also a must. 
    • A shade for blocking the light, preferably a clean cloth. 
    • Also to have a convenient walk around, hands-free baby carriers are a life-saver.

    Also to have a convenient walk around, hands-free baby carriers are a life-saver. @doibedouin
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    The hands-free baby carrier to make your travel easy. Photo by Josh Willink from Pexels



    Food for the Babies While On the Go

    Nutrition is an obligation for the little moon pies, come whatever may. Hence it is essential that the baby is provided with the right food at the right hour. To ensure a smooth and nourishing journey, travel-friendly, as well as delicious food, is indispensable. Nestle Gerber® has designed snacks and nutritional products to meet the developmental needs of your child, even on the go. They provide a wide range of wholesome food products to make the journey dietary as well as entertaining.


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    Nutrition is an obligation for the little moon pies, come whatever may. Hence it is essential that the baby is provided with the right food at the right hour. To ensure a smooth and nourishing journey, travel-friendly, as well as delicious food, is indispensable. Photo by Element5 Digital and Sydney Troxell



    • Milk. The best food for your baby. Plenty with calcium, milk is a staple for babies. Breastfeeding is always preferable. All the same formula milk is also a complementary option.
    • Oatmeal cereals. Be it a single-grained variant or the multi-grained one, these are rich in iron. Just the right kind of ingredients for brain development. After all, their brain should be memorising the scenic views during the journey.
    • Fruit Purees. These are again the rich nutritional intakes for the little ones. These are easy to prepare with the freshness of the fruits. All you need is a bowl and milk and mashed fruit. Gerber makes it more effortless and handy. With its user-oriented squeezable packaging, it is appealing to the taste buds as well. They are made with real fruit and contain no artificial flavours, colours or added starches. Variants in the flavour make it more toothsome. Mango and apple combo fit the best though.
    • Yogurt Melts. These are a great option on the go. There is a kind of snack that fits in perfectly between their tiny fingers. Rightly named, these yogurt melts in their mouth and vanishes within seconds. Essentially rich in calcium, babies love the flavour and taste.
    • Boiled eggs. Again an immunity-boosting high-calorie food with the essential ingredients for brain development. 


    Places to consider for Destinations

    Knowing your baby’s needs is always a key to a smooth journey. Their reaction to the outer world, out of the four walls is an absolute parameter in deciding the place. Starting off slow is quite natural. A day trip or a staycation is thus always an open option.

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    Subsequently, after some day trips, weekend getaways could be counted on the cards. And in no time, you would find your bundle of joy stepping to your tunes of experiencing the places. Sooner than even you realise, they would be the little voyagers. And Treasure Island would not be constrained to the pages of the book. They would literally look for it.

    During the lockdown, every time I call my brother, I look forward to a gibberish conversation with my nephew. While doing so, I do propose him to be my little travel partner. Whether he likes my pitch or the frequently paused video streaming, he always chuckles to my travel proposal. Sure enough, his parents’ traveling esprit is well kindled in him. So long the lockdown lingers, this little guy is getting prepared to step out in the world.



    Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for ibhejo LLC led by Influglue sharing the goodness of using Nestle Gerber baby food products. All opinions here are my own.





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    1. Wow this is such a perfect article..I have 5 months old kid and I can truly relate to the tips. One important point you mentioned is judged the mood of the kid before taking him/her out for a vacation. This is so important. If the mood of the child is ruined then it will for sure ruin the holiday.

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