Travelling with a baby can seem like a very daunting experience, especially for new parents. Stress and exhaustion can be part of traveling in general and possibly intensified when bringing a baby along. So it’s understandable why parents would want to avoid it.
But traveling can be extremely beneficial for your baby. A surprising 75% of brain development occurs within the first three years. The stimulation and new experiences, smells and places that provide a baby can help with the ability to learn and with interpersonal skills later in life. Traveling can be a great cognitive boost for your baby.
On top of that, young children will learn that the world is bigger than imagined and will learn about new and different cultures which allows for so many life lessons that would otherwise disappear inside a bubble. This is one of the main reasons why I personally love travel, it builds up your sympathy, tolerance, and the ability to have an open-mind.
Finally, travelling with your baby will give them unforgettable memories and will strengthen family bonds.
With all of this in mind, consider taking your baby with you on your next trip instead of leaving them behind with grandma.
The infographic below will give you some tips to ease and avoid a few problems that might come up when traveling with babies whether it’s by plane, car or boat. Some of these tips include planning ahead and packing wisely. You’ll want to pack a bag with all the essentials your baby might need, including the best diapers for your baby, baby wipes, and spare clothes.
Keep on reading below to find out the 12 pro-tips for stress-free travel with a baby:
Infographic by the team at Wimdu
Do you/have you travelled with babies? Do you have any other tips?