The first summer trip with your Baby is something special.
And taking a Baby to a relaxing summer vacation is possible. Trust me. You just have to think really ahead. We decided for a staycation. Meaning, my husbands family have a wonderful thatched house up north germany. So after traveling for the last few months, we thought it would be a good option for us and our little rambutan to stay there.
Since Paris was a personal horror show for me...as a new mother, I was for the summer vacation totally relaxed. "I was in practice" hahaha - Now I am a pro. Just kidding. Still learning guys.
So this time I knew what to bring and what not to bring.
I think, it's better to tell mom's what not to bring. That makes life easier.
So this are my 10 good points not to bring some stuff which are not used on the end:
1) DON’T BRING a bulky stroller. They’re hard to get in and out of a small rental car and to balance a stroller, a baby and sometimes a luggage is hard.
2) DON’T TAKE a bulky car seat. A big, heavy car seat also makes it hard to hold baby and deal with luggage.
3) DON’T PACK cloth diapers. Cloth diapers are eco-friendly, but don’t feel bad if you don’t want to mess with them when traveling. They create a lot of extra work, and you’ll already be plenty busy traveling with a baby.
4) DON’T BRING heavy toys. There’s no need to. Bring their lightweight ones instead, or buy a few new toys at your destination for added fun!
5) DON’T PACK too many blankets. It’s tempting to think you should bring tons of extra blankets “just in case.” DON'T. Go for a sleep sack instead. Extra Blankets are extra laundry.
6) DON’T TAKE too many diapers. Disposable diapers are bulky, so think about how many you’ll need before you pack (do bring some extras – just not too many extras!). Better yet, have Honest Company Diapers ship a pack to your location, or if you’re going overseas, just buy them when you arrive.
7) DON’T BRING heavy baby books. Use a Kindle or buy in your vacation a new one.
8) DON’T PACK too few baby clothes. I know this sounds odd, but it’s a balance. Of course you don’t want your suitcase to be too heavy, but you don’t want to spend your whole trip washing either. And honestly, it’s not like baby clothes weigh much!
9) DON’T TAKE full-sized bottles. Traveling with a baby means packing lots of liquids (baby shampoo, baby lotion, dish soap, etc.), on top of your own toiletries. So many regular-sized bottles will be way too heavy, so pack all your liquids in travel-sized containers instead.
10) DON’T PACK too many disposable items.No matter where you’re traveling, you’ll probably be able to get things like wet wipes, tissues, and plastic bags pretty easily. So just bring for one 3-5days and get more if you end up needing them.
AND DOES MY BABY NEEDS A PASSPORT: A B S O L U T E L Y !!!