Three things to add to your list of holiday essentials
Holidays are supposed to be a time to relax and unwind. To recover from all the stress that you endure for the rest of the year. Sadly for many families they don’t work out that way. Planning for a holiday can often take up so much time with arguments about where to go and what to do that you feel exhausted before you ever reach the airport.
When you finally do reach your destination the situation often deteriorates further as you realise all of those essential holiday items that you forgot to bring with you.
It doesn’t have to be this way! With careful planning you can remove all the worry and stress involved in preparing for your holiday and relax safe in the knowledge that you have not left any essential holiday items behind.
What you put on your list of essential holiday items with vary depending on where you are going and what your family needs are. There are three things that you may not have thought of but which are essential for any holiday where a baby is one of the travellers.
A baby sling
A baby sling or front carrier will make your life a lot easier as you travel through crowded airports or along busy city streets. Carrying your baby for short distances in a car seat or in your arms may be fine for short distances but it will cause problems on holiday when you have a lot of extra luggage to transport as well. Investing in a baby sling will let you keep you baby safe and close to you while your hands will be free to carry your bags through the the airport.
Baby passport cover
You might not think of this as one of your holiday essential items but it is something you really can’t afford to forget. Almost everyone has some type of cover for their adult passport. The cover keeps it clean and stops it getting damaged in any way. In all the hard work and excitement of a new baby and the rush to arrange a passport for them buying a passport cover for them may not be at the top of your mind but it is a common sense way to stop anything happening the passport which could potentially ruin your holiday if you have to spend ages trying to obtain a new emergency passport.
A travel baby bottle warmer
At home preparing a new bottle of milk is easy. You prepare them in advance and then when your baby
shows signs of getting hungry you can quickly warm the bottle to the perfect temperature. The milk is then ready for the baby just at the time he starts asking for it. On holiday life is not quite so simple you could sit in your holiday apartment all day ready to warm the milk when baby asks for it. The problem with that is that you are not going to enjoy the holiday too much if you are stuck inside.
A travel baby bottle warmer can make a huge difference to the way you enjoy your holiday. If you can go out and do whatever you want during the day knowing that you can easily produce warm milk for your baby whenever your baby gets hungry you will get much more out of your time away.