Travelling to the Middle East? If it's your first visit to the region you may be confused over the dress code. We travelled to Dubai and Abu Dhabi with George when we was 10 months old, and picked up some do's and don'ts. In this post, I'll share what you need to pack for you and your family to adhere…
Looking for ways to keep your baby happy, engaged and busy on a flight? We travelled the world during my maternity leave. So know a thing or two about flying long haul with a baby! In this post, I'm sharing my tried and tested baby travel toys to make flying stress-free.
We have experienced several long haul flights, crossing numerous time zones to arrive in our chosen destination. And have learnt that there is no cure for jet lag, despite what others may claim. However, there are things you can do to minimise disruption to your baby and their routine.
Whether you take 3 months or a year off work for your maternity leave, you should absolutely take some time with your new family and go abroad. Not only is it cheaper because you can avoid half term holidays, but you can actually relax!
Travelling normally is dictated by your financial situation and most of us have to be dedicated and good at saving beforehand. Careful planning allows your money to stretch further but, you tend to make decisions based on the cheapest option. Why not make 2021 your year to make your travel dreams come true?
Travelling while bottle feeding your baby requires practical consideration prior to your departure. I have developed a simple, cheap and easy method that has enabled me to feed George anywhere. From the top of the Empire State building to the side of the road on the off beaten track. If you are a bottle feeding parent, here is everything you…
Leaving the safety of your own home for the first time, with your newborn baby can be very stressful. No doubt by now, you've second guessed yourself a thousand times over and the worry of your baby overheating is too much. In this post I'll share some ways you can help keep your baby cool when abroad.
Summer holidays are the busiest time of the year for tourism. With 2020 and Covid putting the breaks on the majority of families planned get-away, it's never too early to start thinking and researching for 2021.
Can you? Should you? Is it safe? Yes, yes and yes. There are plenty of things to consider and precautions to be aware of to ensure you and your little one remain safe and comfortable.
The thought of flying with a 12 week old baby was traumatic. I was petrified that George would scream and everyone would hate me. Mentally, I practised some quick witted retorts for anyone who wanted to pass comment about my parenting skills. By 18 weeks old, George had clocked up 66 hours of flight time.
We spent my maternity leave travelling the world, embarking on our first adventure when George was 12 weeks old. Unlike other travelling families, we had not planned for this at all. Our first adventure to Singapore and Vietnam was to attend a friends wedding and for Grandma Sue, who lives in New Zealand, to meet her first Grandson (we are…
When 2 becomes 3, your approach to travel changes. Swap late nights for early mornings and reduce your activity schedule. Not only did travelling with a 12 week old enhance my personal experience of travel, but I've seen first hand the impact our adventures have had on George.
Since embarking upon our travel adventure whilst on maternity leave, we have driven from Texas to New York; Seattle to California and all across Europe. From a car, to an RV to a converted camper van - we've done it all. Here are some helpful tips and information you need to know before you embark upon your journey.
"Can you travel with your baby?" The answer is simple, yes. The real question is "should you travel with a baby?" When I took my 12 week old baby, for a three week tour of SE Asia, friends told me I was crazy! But once you get into the swing of things, it isn't as difficult as you think.
If you have worked hard to establish a bedtime routine and are worried about losing that when you travel, fear not. It is possible to maintain your routine despite being in a different location.
Thinking about booking your first travel adventure with your baby? You might be asking yourself practical questions, "Where do you change their nappy?" "Where does my baby sit?" or "Will it hurt them?" I've experienced both short and long haul flights to America, SE Asia and Europe with my son, since he was 12 weeks old.
Packing for a trip can be stressful, but these helpful, simple and cheap hacks should help you become better at packing! Since becoming a mother in November, we spent five months of my maternity leave travelling with our son George. This is a compilation of the best tips I've learnt along the way.
On our way to Memphis we stopped at a gas station to feed George. 28C (83F), vomit stains on our clothes, 3rd coffee of the day. Our eyes met and we burst out laughing, “how times have changed!” In this post I talk about how travelling changes when you bring a baby. Gone are the days of dirt cheap accommodation,…