Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Travelling with babies



I've enjoyed visiting my parents who live in Spain, over the last few years, but haven't been able to get over there nearly enough. I'm determined this will change once the baby comes along, as I want my mum and dad to see lots of their only grandchild. However the thought of travelling with not only the baby but all the gubbins the baby needs is pretty daunting. It seems I'm not alone: Milton surveyed over 2,000 mums and found that only one in three would be traveling abroad this summer with one in six mums saying they'd never been abroad with their little ones as they are too nervous about the experience.

Milton have a handy tip for using their sterilising tablets abroad: to buy a five litre bottle of drinking water, and once empty, cut off the top and use the container to sterilise the baby's feeding equipment. The items can be kept submerged in the water for 24 hours with no need for rinsing in tap water which may be contaminated.

There's plenty to think about when you're travelling with a baby:

Firstly, if you're going abroad baby will need a passport of his own. This guide from babycentre tells you all you need to know.

Flying with Kids has some great tips for plane travel with little ones.

From destinations to what to pack, babygoes2 has plenty of advice.

Tots to Travel are a bookings site that specialises in child friendly properties.

Milton also have a full sterilising guide on their website.

In the coming few weeks I'll be featuring some helpful products for summer babies.

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