Traveling with a baby – it is important to know on the “Subtleties of Tourism”
Every mother wants to ensure maximum comfort and safety for her child, regardless of his age. However, it is for the smallest is a matter of paramount importance. If you decide to go on a trip, the birth of a baby should not interfere with the plans, you just need to know some subtleties and be prepared for some difficulties.
Usually the kids are very adaptive and easily adapt to the difficulties of the flight, because the main thing for the child is that the mother should be there. And by the way, the good news is that little children are not swayed.
Consult your doctor to clear your conscience. It is assumed that your pediatrician is well acquainted with the “history of the disease” and the peculiarities of the development of your child. If your baby is prone to catch cold, or is too easily excited, flying, sadly, will have to be postponed until better times.
It is theoretically possible to fly with a baby from a week old. Up to two years your baby can travel for free, and older children – at a discount. When booking tickets, be sure to inform you that you need all sorts of infant accessories (by the way, find out what the airline provides from the list of necessary things, and what you have to take with you from home). If your airline provides baby food to young passengers, you should also warn in advance that you will need it.
Go to the airport:
Arriving at the airport should be early. After all, you have a lot to do: you need to register, weigh the stroller, pay it as an oversized load and pass it to the section where this oversized load is accepted. The stroller, however, can be taken on board for free (and your baby will sleep in it until the departure).
At the airport, it is convenient to while away the time in the mother’s and child’s room, especially if you have a connecting flight. There you can spend time in relatively comfortable conditions (with children up to seven or eight years old), use the kitchen, swaddle and feed the baby, and send the older child to the playroom. In Domodedovo, the mother and child room is located on the second floor and is open from 8-00 to 20-00. In Sheremetyevo, each terminal is equipped with mother and child rooms.
When passing through the search, children and their parents are usually skipped out of turn (and often through the business class zone). You can bring water, juices and baby food on board with you.
Usually, mother and baby are placed in the first row of the cabin. There is a lot of space and the rest of the passengers will disturb your baby to a minimum. On the wall opposite the seat is attached to the cradle issued by a flight attendant with a set of bed linen. Perhaps the baby of yours is going to sleep in it all of the way. Many airlines offer young travelers with diapers as well as feeding bottles, and likewise offer out coloring & amp; toys to older kids.
Also considered a good place by the window: then your neighbor, suddenly felt the need to use the facilities or flirt with the flight attendant, will not disturb the sleep of the child. If your baby is already actively walking, it is better to sit near the aisle. The little traveler will be able to explore the space of the plane when he is bored of sitting for hours.
Be sure to bring along a bottle of water and a pacifier (which helps from laying in the ears during takeoff), as well as books and toys. If you have a laptop – great, upload there more cartoons and children’s games.
With a touchdown!
At the airport of arrival, you should not count on the fact that you will be able to pass through the passport control and get your luggage. So relax and do not hurry. After all, you still have to wait for the luggage and get a stroller in the oversized cargo section (by the way, you can start by getting the stroller).
We understand the food:
Take with you the amount of jars of fruit and vegetable purees you need for the rest period and feel free to set off. It does not hurt to bring a blender for cooking. Any supermarket, only if you do not go to a completely exotic country, will provide most of the products you are used to. Hope for local yogurt, yogurt and cottage cheese is not worth it then go to the website.
And with entertainment:
You should not take a baby with you on a sightseeing tour, even if you are traveling to countries, for example, to the northern part of Europe, where everything is adapted for traveling with children. A small child is not able to appreciate the beauty of the paintings of Francisco Goya in the Prado Museum and the architecture of the French Versailles. Yes, and you rather get tired than happy to spend time. But the sea, sand castles, sun and swimming – this is what we need. As for a country that would be suitable for a family holiday, the resorts of Italy, Spain, Turkey (if the hotel provides the necessary level of service), Croatia and other countries with a long coast, usually provide everything you need for a comfortable stay.