Here a few hacks which will help while traveling with babies:
- Reach before the reporting time
When taking a flight usually you are asked to report two hours before the flight time. When you are alone, that is okay to reach the airport two hours before the flight time but when you are travelling with a small baby, we recommend you to reach the airport at least 4 hours before the reporting time. This will lead you to avoid rush and long queues when the boarding will start and you will land into your plane before anyone and sooner.
If you are travelling in a train, you should reach the train station at least an hour before the train departure time. Luggage checking, searching for your seat and having something to eat, etc. will take a lot of your time, therefore, do reach before time to the station. When you are with a small baby your walking speed usually gets slow, so take care of time and don’t let your train missed.
- Board the plane/train with one parent along-with baby
You can get into queues for longer when you are travelling alone but it gets difficult when you travel with a baby. To avoid long lines and wait time, we advise you to board the plane separately. Send your spouse with the babies alone and you can get the luggage afterward.
If you are travelling by train, get your spouse first into the train with babies and you can get into the train after that with the entire luggage after checking. Always, put your baby’s stuff like food, snacks, and cloths, etc. in your hand-carry so that you may be able to get the required stuff quickly when you need it.
- Get a separate seat for your baby (preferably)
Get the traveling easy for your baby by getting him a separate seat. If you can afford, you should buy a separate seat for your baby to get him/her comfort where the baby can sit, sleep and play easily. On a plane, you can handle your baby without taking an extra seat but on train you can’t handle your baby unless you have a separate seat for your baby.
Train journey is also comfortable but you cannot travel comfortably without your baby’s comfort. So, it’s better to get a separate seat for your baby and let him/her give a separate seat for eating, playing and sleeping.
You can make the travelling more exciting for your babies by giving them their favorite food and new toys. If you are planning to travel with your baby, we recommend buying a new toy and giving that new toy to your baby while travelling. This will raise the interest level of your baby and you will also be at ease.
Get the favorite toys of your baby packed at first so that he/she may remain busy while travelling. You can lure your babies with some new toys or the old ones which appeals them more. It is always useful if you could buy some new toys for your baby and show them while travelling. These new toys will appeal them and you will also have a relief.
Luring your babies with new toys will definitely do the job for you. You have to do nothing when your baby panics or start crying, just get him/her the toy that you newly bought.
- Get your baby sleep by feeding his/her food
This is natural tendency that babies sleep more and want more food while travelling. That can also trick their parents. You can get the favorite food or snacks for your baby and get him/her feed while travelling. Eating their favorite stuff will not only make your babies happy but will also keep them busy all the travelling time.
Eating their favorite stuff will also calm them. You can also let them watch their favorite cartoons using your cell-phone so that they may enjoy a lot and stay calm while travelling.
- Pack snacks for your baby in your hand carry
Get everything that belongs to your baby in your easy approach. Certainly, you will not be in a position to find out something during travelling and when you would need it. Pack the snacks or anything that your baby would require while travelling like diapers, toys, and extra cloths in your hand-carry.
You can get the food stuff on the move for your baby with ease and let him/her get that easily. Whether you are travelling by plane or train, do remember to carry the stuff belonging to your baby in your hand-carry bag and keep it in closer access to you. You cannot ask your baby to not to ask for food, or don’t wet the diaper while on the move, so, you will have to take care of the comfort of your baby to make your journey comfortable.
If you are planning to travel with your baby, you should keep your stuff as smarter as you can to avoid any hassle. You can compromise on your belongings but cannot in the case of your baby. Get everything that will make your baby comfortable and easy including the cloths, food, toys and diapers, etc. But keep your luggage as small as you can to avoid any issue of loading and unloading while traveling with a baby.