We are already fully immersed in summer and many of you still have time ahead to enjoy the holidays. Furthermore, if we are now one of the family, a lot of organization is necessary to successfully overcome the first vacation with your baby . This is so small that before we leave many doubts may arise, such as what clothes I should take, whether I should choose the beach or the mountains, etc.
Tips for spending your first vacation with your baby
First of all, we will say that any destination is good to travel with your little one, as long as you are prepared for possible setbacks that may arise. For now, it is advisable to avoid exotic places that require mandatory vaccinations, and when deciding between one place or another, we will say that the mountain climate in summer is usually highly advisable for children under four months old because the sea breeze and the heat increase the risk of dehydration. This does not mean that we cannot enjoy them on the beach . You will simply have to protect it from the sun with cool clothes, give it a special photoprotective cream, put a hat on it or keep it protected in the shade of a sun lounger. Furthermore, if it is less than six months old, it is not advisable to put it in the sea because the combination of sun and salt can burn its skin, nor in the pool because of the chlorine that is still harmful to the skin and eyes. You will have to wait at least until four months, when your immune system finishes maturing.
Regarding means of transport suitable for babies, we especially highlight the car, since it will allow us to stop whenever we want and take with us everything we think the child may need. The bus is among the least recommended, since the journeys tend to be very long as we cannot move or stop when we want to take a break. In any case, it is always a good idea to carry a hand bag with the most basic things you may need such as diapers, pacifiers, etc.
When it's time to pack your suitcase, chances are you'll be tempted to take the house with you, or at least your entire room.
You should try to carry only what you will need, choosing especially long-sleeved clothing but made of fresh materials, such as cotton. Also, to save space and avoid taking too many clothes, you can bring a travel detergent to hand wash whatever you use.
If we talk about the baby's routines, we will always try to maintain their habits in terms of eating, sleeping, bathing, etc. We must not forget that he is very small and is used to schedules that we must maintain to provide him with greater security and the ability to adapt to the vacation spot. If, apart from that, we bring some of his toys such as rattles and stuffed animals, they will help him sleep and relax.
For the rest, it is very important to always prepare a toiletry bag or first aid kit in which we will include basic elements such as hydrogen peroxide, plasters, cotton, antipyretics, thermometer, etc. since they can come in very handy at some point when we detect that something may happen to the little one.
All of these recommendations are part of the common sense that parents develop, although it never hurts to review them a little before starting a trip with the baby. In addition, it will be great for you to carry a baby carrier since when doing certain activities it is more comfortable to carry your little one. And if you have a baby monitor , it will help you rest better and enjoy summer naps knowing that you have your baby on the screen whenever you want.
Last but not least… Don't forget your camera! You have to save all those moments that you lived in your first summer together. It is a great way to remember those special moments that you will also carry in your memory forever.