Traveling With A Baby: Tips On A Safe Journey

{flickr|100|campaign} Vacation is very important especially to moms and dads. It gives them the chance to relax and get away from their busy professional lives to bond with each other and their whole family. Some families choose to spend a weekends vacation out of town such as the beach or a rest house in the province. However, more cautious preparation and great responsibility is expected from moms and dads especially if they are traveling with a baby. Remember the following tips whenever you and your family are planning to have an out of town trip.

Before the day of the trip comes, have your baby checked by his/her pediatrician. This is to ensure that your child is healthy for a trip. If your doctor gives you a go signal to travel, it is best if you would still bring your childs identification information and health records in case he/she gets sick on the road. If your child is found ill, postpone your plan right away.

Remember to bring only the essential items such as insulated storage cooler, which would keep your infant food and formula fresh. Bring several diapers and a well-stocked first aid kit. Pack the kit with topical antibiotics, bandages, and thermometer along with medications and prescriptions.

Also bring a mosquito netting in case you would be staying outdoors or in a place where there would be lots of insects. This would protect your child from insect bites. If you are staying in a hotel, bring a portable childproofing kit that includes items such as cabinet locks, outlet plugs, cord wraps, safety gates and others. If you can, make arrangements with the hotel management as well prior to your reservation. Ask the management to childproof the hotel room before you arrive. Bring your own play pen or crib to ensure that it is the right product for your child.

When traveling by car, install a car seat for your child. Bring sunshades if your cars windows arent tinted. For those traveling by plane, bring all essential items (diapers, infant formula, etc.) in your carry-on luggage. Make arrangements with your airline to not seat the child by the aisle to avoid being accidentally injured by people passing by or by passengers getting something from the luggage compartment.

Always bring safe and natural personal care solutions for hand hygiene as well. The Germinator Hand Sanitizer from BabyGanics is a perfect handy hand sanitizer that could clean your childs hands as well disinfects them. It is not harmful as well because it doesnt contain toxic synthetic chemicals.