Newborn babies are new to the environment and they need some time to adjust. Ideally, if possible, travelling with a newborn baby should be avoided for at least three months, but if it cannot be avoided, you need to take some extra measures to ensure their complete safety. However, whatever safety you take, overdoing your baby with diaper changes, feeding, and wiping should be minimized as these activities also exhaust a child.
Gear: Baby sling, portable car seat, and foldable stroller are a few things you must have while travelling. If you plan to stay out and walk in crowded places, the use of above items will provide you ease of movement and comfort to your child. Along with these, a blanket, towel, small baby cushions are needed to keep your child warm and protected from jerks.
Baby Essentials and Diapers: Stock up with diapers along with baby wipes, rash cream, powder, shampoo, baby bath gel, and clothe caps to ensure hygiene all the time. Clothes should be chosen as per the season of travel, however, with babies warm clothes are always a part of packing.
Feeding Supplies: When babies are well fed, they remain calm. So, do not forget to pack their formula, bottle, wipes, spoons, beaker, bowl etc. If the baby is feeding on breast milk, make sure to take your meals on time so that you can feed the baby well.
Others: You need to have a first aid kit for any unforeseen circumstances. Keep the sanitizer and wet tissues handy to use anytime during the travel to remain free of any infections.
Take Care of the Following While Travelling With a New Born Baby
Online Baby Care tips for travelling with a New Born baby:
Feeding Posture: If you are travelling by car, it is always better to stop while feeding your baby. In plane or train, make sure to position yourself comfortably to hold the baby so that he or she can feed properly.
Hygiene of products: If the baby feeds on bottle or solid food, stock up enough material. Keep everything clean and sterilized. You can also buy pre-sterilized bottle liners from the market.
Prevention: Prevention from insects, mosquitoes, dust, heat, and cold is important. Always be conscious about the surrounding in which baby is travelling and take extra care.
Engage the Child: While baby is not sleeping, try to get engaged with him. Looking at him, showing some actions, playing some light music, singing a few lines, or showing his favorite toys will make him happy. Passing your journey with a happy child will be easier and fun.