If you are planning to travel with your baby, you need to pay attention to some important details, such as the travel route, accommodation and the structure of the city. To help you not go through any trouble, we asked for some tips from pediatrician Dr. Lisiane Dresch and dear youtuber Linda Kramer!
Before starting to give tips for traveling with the baby, the pediatrician, who is also a neonatologist and collaborator of the hello mom, emphasizes the importance of remembering that the child has special needs for their age and that they must be respected!
Tips for a quiet and safe vacation
– Define the destination in advance and carefully assess the conditions of the place to receive your baby, considering climate, accommodation, security, medical resources, among others;
– Make a medical evaluation appointment a few days before the trip;
– With the guidance of your pediatrician, take some medications that may be necessary (with prescribed doses), such as analgesics and antipyretics, antiallergic, antiemetic, medications for continuous use. Also, don’t forget to bring insect repellent and sunscreen (children over 6 months old).
Are you traveling with the baby by car? Check out these tips:
– Review the transport safety rules (seat / baby comfort);
– It is essential that you make short breaks for rest, diaper change and light food;
– Never breastfeed the baby with the car in motion (outside the car seat);
– If your baby is past exclusive breastfeeding, offer water often – especially on very hot days.
If traveling by plane:
– Up to 24 months, the child does not pay a ticket, only a fee!
– During the flight, your baby must be carried on your lap or in a crib provided by the airline;
– If you are taking the cart as luggage, pack it well with bubble wrap;
– Prefer the front seats to facilitate the exit;
– If you are breastfeeding, take it easy to breastfeed during the flight. A pillow can help. However, in the case of a short trip, feed the child before boarding so that he does not have to worry about it during the flight;
– Put the baby to breastfeed to reduce pressure in the ears;
– If your baby receives complementary food, take what he is used to eating in a handbag. Avoid offering new foods while traveling;
– To avoid discomfort with the ear, on takeoff and landing, give him something to suck on his chest, a bottle or a pacifier.
Attention, moms: always be on the lookout, especially when your baby already has some autonomy, such as crawling or walking!
Enjoy the holidays, but remember that when it comes to traveling with your baby, accident prevention is never-ending. Stay tuned and have a good trip, Mom!
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