Adventure Mums Assemble! How to Travel with an Infant Girl - Share A Word
From a travel’s perspective, there are a lot of things to love about growing up and living in Australia. It’s a very diverse country in every sense of the word – climate, history, and geography and one can get a taste of many cultures without leaving the continent. But no matter how interesting our home country is, travelling overseas and getting your kids out into the wider world can be an exciting experience. It can offer a different perspective regarding other cultures and your own culture . Although she might not remember much of this experience, that doesn’t mean that it won’t have an impact on her to some extent. Travelling with your child at an early age can make her learn to adapt more easily to a new environment, which can lead to easier travels as she gets older in the future.
Best Places to Travel Overseas with Kids
For your first trip overseas, you might want to keep it simple and pick a destination that’s only a few hours flight away from where you live. Fiji, for instance, is an idyllic South Pacific paradise, famous for its white sand beaches and azure waters. And the best of all is that it’s an easy flight away – four hours from Sydney and four hours and 55 minutes from Melbourne. Thailand, Bali, and Singapore are other candidates for a tropical escape. It would take approximately 8 hours to get there by plane.
If you are a lover of wildlife and wish to take your little girl on a safari , you can visit South Africa. However, it takes approximately 12 hours to get from the bigger cities as Sydney and Melbourne to Johannesburg, so ensure that you are well prepared.
If you don’t have a particular destination in mind, maybe you can schedule a flight that departs around her bedtime hours. This way, there is less chance that your girl’s sleep schedule will be disrupted and ideally she will sleep during most of the flight.
What to Pack?
As an adventure mum, you probably already know what to pack in your own bag. But things can get a bit tricky when deciding what clothes to bring for your little girl.
When it comes to the perfect summer holiday clothes, it’s all about choosing pieces that are breezy, effortless, comfortable and that can be easily layered. Well, on that note, it really can get any simpler than infant girl rompers. It only takes one cute romper to create a complete outfit for summertime – no fuss, no need for matching tops and bottoms. With so many cute options like ones with frills and embroidery, she can look cute and ready to go in a minute. You can save valuable suitcase space and still she will have many options to wear. Rompers can be easily layered with a leather jacket or maybe a blazer in case the weather gets chilly.
Infant girl rompers made from cotton are the perfect practical choice for the summer holiday. Cotton is a lightweight and breathable fabric that is very soft to the skin. It also has the ability to wick the moisture away from the skin meaning it can keep your girl cool and comfortable.
You can also pack one or two dresses like ones with shimmering sparkles or maybe lots of frills. Although they are not the most practical choice for everyday wear she can wear one for a special occasion if you are planning to go to a fancy restaurant for dinner.
If you pick a beach holiday destination and plan to spend some time under the sun, bring one or a couple of baby swimwear pieces. One-piece bathing suits that can cover her legs and arms are more appropriate for infants as they offer protection for their delicate skin. Also, it’s advisable that the bathing suit is UV protected so that it protects from the sun’s rays.
Next, pack a few snacks and toys in your carry on since long-hours flight can be handled easily when there is something to distract her and keep her occupied. Diapers are an obvious necessity if you are haven’t started or in the process of potty training but you want to pack a few extra ones in your carry-on bag and use them when needed.
Finally, it always helps to have your own medicine, prescriptions, and supplies close at hand, just in case things go wrong. Create a medicine/toiletry kid by placing a travel-size version of diaper rash cream, hand sanitizer and wet wipes in a zipper bag. As for medicine, bring at minimum, Benadryl and Tylenol for kids, a digital baby thermometer, and Ibuprofen.