Vacations are great, aren't they? What about vacations with a baby?
Taking them on vacation can be an intimidating prospect. What if they don’t sleep? What if they get cranky? What if they get sick?
Taking a baby out of their routine can be nerve-wracking—but it can also be amazing. There are so many fun activities that you can do with babies, from camping to beach holidays! Here’s your guide to the best vacations to go on with babies.
If your baby is under two years old, then camping is an ideal vacation choice. Not only will the fresh air and natural beauty benefit both you and your baby, but it’s also a great way to bond as a family. One of the key points when camping with a baby is to make sure you have all the necessary items packed and ready to go before setting off.
This includes everything from diapers and formula to extra blankets and toys. A great item to have with you is a travel cot, so that baby has their own space where they can feel secure and you can leave them safely for naps. It may seem like overkill now, but trust us—future you will thank present you for it.
To make camping trips easier, look into camping equipment designed specifically for babies, such as lightweight tents and sleeping bags. When packing food, try to stick to simple meals that don’t require too much preparation or clean-up — like yogurt, vegetables that you can eat raw and healthy snacks — so you don’t have to bring too much cookware or dishes. Last but not least, make sure to bring enough bottles, diapers and wipes!
Hiking is another excellent option for parents with babies! As long as your little one isn’t walking yet, a hiking backpack carrier is all you need for an adventure in nature.
Make sure to bring plenty of snacks and water for yourself and your baby, as well as some extra layers in case it gets cold on the trail. Be sure to bring water and snacks for both of you as well as sunscreen and hats if it’s sunny outside. And if possible, try going on shorter hikes rather than long treks since little ones tend to tire easily.
Road trips are always fun—especially when you have a baby along for the ride! Be sure to plan out your route ahead of time so that you know exactly where you are going and what types of attractions are nearby that your family might enjoy visiting together.
Also plan ahead by packing plenty of snacks, toys, books and other goodies that will keep both you and your little one entertained during those long car rides between destinations.
A road trip is an awesome way to explore new places while still making sure your baby stays comfortable, so be sure to stop at least every two hours so that baby can get out of the car seat and stretch their legs. You can break up longer trips into smaller chunks over several days so your little one doesn't get too tired or cranky from sitting in the car all day long.
Beach holidays are perfect for families with babies who love being outdoors! Just remember to pack lots of sunscreen (for both adults and children) as well as hats or visors so that everyone stays safe in the sun, it’s important to keep your baby safe from sunburns by applying sunscreen frequently throughout the day (even if it’s cloudy).
Don’t forget some comfy clothes and shoes too; sandals are great for strolling along the beach but can be hazardous when playing near rocks or shells. Remember to set up an umbrella or tent near the beach area so your baby has somewhere shady they can rest while still being able to enjoy the scenery around them.
You'll thank yourself for bringing along some sand toys! Your little one will love playing in the sand at their own level without getting overwhelmed by people walking around nearby. And whatever you do, don’t forget your camera—there will be plenty of cute photos ops throughout your beach holiday!
Vacations with babies don't have to be stressful or overwhelming; there are plenty of exciting activities that both parents and kids alike will enjoy doing together!
From camping getaways to beach holidays, there's something for every type of family out there--all it takes is some planning ahead (and maybe a few extra diapers!).
With these tips in mind, we hope that this guide has helped make planning vacations with babies easier than ever before . Good luck out there--and happy travels!