Travelling with an Infant Internationally

travelling with an infant

Let me tell you all about our first time travelling with an infant. I’ll start by saying that we were blessed with a very good baby in the early days. He was almost always happy and slept well. But he had acid reflux and therefore spit up a lot and all the time. Despite that, he was a terrific traveller!

travelling with an infant

We took our stroller (BOB) with us and his car seat that fit into the stroller. A crib we reserved never came so he slept in the bed with me. This worked out okay but I would have been more comfortable with a crib.

travelling with an infant

On the plane, I didn’t give him any medication for his ears. Instead, I nursed him when we were taking off and when we were landing. In his diaper bag I had a change pad, diapers, wipes, a change of clothes, soother and a toy. I packed some hand sanitizer for myself and some snacks. He was great and slept the entire 5 hour flight.

travelling with an infant

Everyday we were at the resort he had his morning nap down at the pool on the shaded bar. He was too young to wear sunscreen so we always had to be in the shade.

After lunch, one of us would go up to the room and he would have his longer afternoon nap in the room. This way, one of us could stay down and socialize at the pool or beach for the afternoon.

After dinner, I always went up to the room with him so that my husband could stay with his friends as it was his friends wedding.

We did this everyday and if he needed any additional naps, he would typically nap on one of us while in the shade. We made sure to buy him a UV protected hat and swim suit for when he was in the sun going from shade to shade.

travelling with an infant

I’m not sure if this travelling experience was so great because of the age he was when we took him, or if he was just a great traveller but we will keep travelling non the less!!

travelling with an infant

Feel free to comment, or DM me on Instagram if you have any questions about travelling with an infant!!

  1. […] Interested in some of my other travel destinations? Check out this post on my South African trip. If you’re taking your children, I also have put together a blog post on Travelling with Infants. […]

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