Travelling is a great way to take a much-needed break and can be especially true for parents — despite the challenges of travelling with children, nearly half of travellers in the UK take their kids on a family trip.
New parents travelling with a young baby may find it a daunting task, but with some preparation, you can make the trip as luxurious as possible. This guide will cover some baby essentials that parents should have for a fun, fabulous trip.
A well-built pushchair
It helps to invest in sturdy, high-quality equipment to take your tots out on the town. The pushchairs designed by iCandy represent how easily you can bring along a baby and a toddler, allowing you to adapt travel systems according to your child’s age and needs. Furthermore, you can even change the seat’s orientation, so you can easily watch your child or let them sightsee the world. When taking your baby outside, it’s best to adjust the pushchair canopy if it’s hot and sunny to ensure they don’t get sunburnt.
A comfy baby carrier
Being hands-free while moving between transport like aeroplane or train interchanges can significantly ease travel. If you have a baby who particularly likes being held, baby carriers are the perfect choice to keep them close. Much like the previous item, investing in a quality carrier is sure to maximise comfort. Some baby carriers like the ErgoBaby can effectively distribute weight across your shoulders. They also come with a waist belt and adjustable cross-back strap, which can support your growing child without straining your back. Good baby carriers also make it easy to interchange the carrier between different caregivers, letting people rest once they are tired.
Chic nappy bags
While leaving the house without a nappy bag filled with baby essentials is impossible, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice looks for practicality. Plenty of stylish options keep you organised with easy-access pockets and the bag safe from spills with a spill-proof lining. Case in point, the diaper tote bag by Riley Versa shows how functionality and style go well together. It also has a detachable strap that allows you to convert it into a crossbody bag, depending on your preference. For longer trips, you can opt for bags with insulated pockets that keep milk, formula, and snacks at the right temperature.
Sturdy swim nappies
Whether you’re having a trip to the beach or visiting a pool, swim nappies are a must for babies and toddlers who aren’t potty trained. Unlike regular diapers, swim diapers are meant to withstand water and keep poop contained, so your child doesn’t accidentally contaminate swimming areas. We recommend that you choose reusable swim nappies, as not only are they more eco-friendly, but they are usually more fashionable as well. Some versions look even more aesthetically pleasing as they don’t look like a diaper, such as GreenSprouts’ swim diaper trunks. Moreover, you can do double diapering for some swimming areas. Combined with an additional swim diaper, these trunks can be a great way to prevent your toddlers from making a mess in the water.
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