A Guide to Your First Holiday with Your Baby


Having a baby can be a complete whirlwind of emotions and leave you feeling exhilarated and exhausted from one minute to the next. All parents go through this, which is why they often find themselves in need of a vacation after a few months or a year when things have begun to settle down a little bit. While going on a trip with your baby might not seem like much of a break, getting a change of scene could do you a world of good. Furthermore, this is a wonderful opportunity to create cherished memories, and it’s your baby’s first-ever vacation! If you are planning to do this with your partner, friends, or relatives, here are some things to think about before you go.

Be Mindful of Travel Time

Traveling can be tiring for adults, but an infant who doesn’t understand what is happening and is unable to verbally communicate with you will find it even more stressful. When you’re choosing your destination, be mindful of how long it will take to travel there. While all parents hope that their baby will sleep for most of the journey, you can’t guarantee that, and the last thing you need is to add further stress to your trip because your baby is uncomfortable. Try to limit the journey time to a few hours and schedule regular breaks if you travel by car.

Choose the Right Accommodation

Hotels and resorts will have facilities for babies on site, but how good they are is another matter. They should be able to provide you with high chairs and cribs for your room, but depending on how big your hotel room is, these items can make the space feel cramped. You might find that hiring a vacation home or apartment is more suitable for your young family, particularly if you’re going to have your baby’s toys out for them to play with or are taking a stroller with you. The bigger the space you have to stay, the better the experience. If you’re traveling with extended family or friends on this trip, you could all chip in for a lovely vacation rental big enough for everyone.

Travel Essentials

You’ll also need to make sure that you have all the essential baby products you’ll need when you’re traveling. Many of these items you might already have at home as they will be part of the baby’s daily routine anyway, but if you want to see what else you could find useful, look at these tips for traveling with a baby. Don’t forget to pack sunscreen for everyone, but especially for your little one, if you’re going away somewhere hot or during the summer months. If you are traveling abroad, you’ll also need to get your baby a passport before you go.

When you become a parent, you’re always on duty, even when you’re on vacation. However, your first trip away together as a family is always extra-special, and if you’re ready to do this then use these tips to help you plan for it accordingly.