“Before the development of tourism, travel was conceived to be like study, and its fruits were considered to be the adornment of the mind and the formation of judgment.” – Paul Fussell, Abroad
Here is a short episode with ten tips for successful travel with an infant.
The ten, or so, tips:
- Formula, breast milk, and whole milk – dealing with security
- Practical tips for getting through the airport and on your plane
- The Baby Bjorn and its virtues
- Communication and flexibility are key
- Take care of yourself to be in a place to take care of your baby
- Setting up cues and routines for successful sleep
- Time saving tips
- Melatonin and other sleep aids
- Be active when not on the plane
- Timing and planning of flights
- US Passport info for children under 16 – click here
- Melatonin – click here – This is an excellent tool to reset your sleep cycle when traveling. My wife and I have given it to our 18-month-old daughter on international and domestic flights to aid sleep. (Don’t do so without consulting your physician.) I’ve linked to the 3 mg tablets. There are also 5 mg tablets from NOW Foods.
- Baby Bjorn – offers ergonomic front and back carriers and other products for babies and toddlers, from newborn up to 3 years.
- Letterschool – An intuitive game to learn about letters and numbers.
- Nosli – Mix different sounds and create your perfect environment.
Want to hear more about travel? Check out this interview with Paul Hoffman: