If you’re escaping to sunny climes over the Christmas break with your baby in tow then there are some guidelines for ensuring your holiday runs smoothly and the baby doesn’t get too grumpy.
Firstly try to avoid any changes of flights. If you can’t then try to make sure the changeover times aren’t too short that you have to charge from one side of the airport to the next to meet the plane or equally aren’t too long in between so that you find you wandering around aimlessly for hours trying to kill the time with a squirming baby.
If you can, schedule your traveling for when the baby normally sleeps. However if your baby isn’t a great sleeper then avoid their usual bedtimes.
Try to book seats in advance so that you can ensure you’re all together as a family. Ask the plane if they can supply you with a crib for the journey. Always check with airlines as some have restrictions on the age that a baby can travel.
Bring plenty of toys and invest in or put a baby organizer bag it on your new baby gifts wish list so that you can take all the essentials on boards such as baby toys, wet wipes, bottles and other baby essentials.