How to travel with baby
Sticking close to your home is mandatory in the first few months after giving birth. However, circumstances may force you to travel locally or abroad. When this happens, great care needs to be taken to reduce the risks of your newborn baby catching a cold when you are traveling. Here are traveling tips you can rely on.
- Assemble a first aid kit with the supplies your baby will need while traveling. If your baby is on prescription medicine, ensure that you pack them in the kit.
- Your child health information must be saved on phone or filled in the emergency sheet. The sheet should have your contacts, medication and allergies that your baby suffers from.
- If you are traveling by car, the baby should ride at the back seat. If there are middle seats and the car is equipped with bottom and top anchors, ensure that the child occupies the middle seat.
- Check the car seats and ensure that the safety belts are working.
- If you choose to travel by air, ensure that you purchase an approved baby seat. It guarantees that the baby will fly safely.
- When the plane is taking off or landing ensures that the child is breast fed or sucking a bottle to reduce the effect of air pressure which may hurt the baby’s ears.
- If you know the time zones of your destination, shift the babies sleeping schedule to coincide with the time zones of your destination a few days before you actually travel.