Preparing the baby for travel

“Mum, Mum, Baby Boy has teeth!!”

“Really? How do you know?”

“I put my toe in his mouth, and he bit it”

Knowing the likely state of Snowy’s toe, Baby Boy’s immune system is getting a fine work out, in preparation for travel.

Apart from passports and immunisations, there are a few other things we are doing to get him and ourselves ready for the transition

  • We bought an Ergo Baby carrier and I’m already loving it, it’s so light and he feels so light in it. Nearly all the weight falls on my hips, and not my shoulders. I have had no back pain at all from using it, and he’s so happy to ride around with a great view and milk on tap. And Meenabadeena likes it too, although I’m not planning on letting such a petite 8 year old carry this heavy boy for too long.

  • We are moving him from his baby cradle to a peapod travel bed . So far he loves it and it takes about 7 seconds to put up.
  • We are training him to eat everything and anything, mashed with a fork but not pureed, and straight from our own plates. How do you think he’s doing?

Mushy avocado from Mummy’s fingers- Yum!

 

Dim Sum? Yes please!
In fact, why don’t I just do it myself?

 

  • The most important thing to prepare Baby Boy for travel is for him to be sustainably breastfed.  Breastmilk is nutritious and delicious food available night and day, always at the right temperature, with a side serve of cuddles and kisses on top. I’m really happy he’s a good little drinker. And he is very happy too.

 

I’m not suggesting travel with a baby will be a walk in the park, but I do think he’ll be one of the easiest children to manage and care for. That is, until he becomes a toddler! And even if he doesn’t remember the sights, I hope having his Mum and Dad around all the time will give him a secure grounding from which to grow and thrive.

Have we forgotten anything?

 

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