Ways To Make Traveling Safe And Comfortable With Baby On Board
Byon September 03, 2018
For adults, traveling is seen as a fun activity despite knowing that it comes with stressful preparations and tiring car rides. But for children or even babies, it’s just boring and tiring through and through which explains all the crying and crankiness that kids often display during car rides. If you want to avoid that and keep your baby as relaxed as possible so everyone can enjoy the trip, here are some tips to help you manage the situation.
Prepare Snacks And Fluids
Babies get hungry and thirsty a lot! So you’d be less likely to deal with hungry crying if you’re armed with snacks and fluid that you know calms them down.
Always Bring Extra Clothing
Traveling can already be stressful on its own and the last thing you’d want is run out on a change of diapers or clothing when your child goes number two or even number one, especially if you’re on public transportation. A good rule of thumb is to always bring at least two extra diapers or clothing on top of what your kid usually goes through on a particular length of time. You know, better safe than sorry.
Bring Favorite Items The Baby Associate With Sleep
Aside from hungry crying, sleepy crying is another thing that you should prepare for. It’s easier to travel when the baby is napping so arm yourself with his or her favorite blanket, pillow or toy when sleeping. This doesn’t just keep the baby from being too stressed out but always allows you to enjoy the trip more.
Maintain A Comfortable Temperature In The Car
Remember that babies can’t adjust to temperature changes as well as adults. Babies can lose heat rapidly, nearly 4 times faster than an adult. This is why it’s very important that you make sure it isn’t too hot or too cold in the car when you’re travelling with a baby otherwise you’d be dealing with a fussy child throughout the ride. To make sure your car’s temperature is always right; it would be a wise decision to install window tints on your car.
Moreover, tinted car windows also block UV rays that can really be harmful for you baby’s developing eyesight. And when you’re busy minding the baby and the road, nosy mischief people is the last thing you’d notice. But if your car is tinted, it helps provide privacy so that thieves are less tempted to steal valuables from your vehicle since they can’t hardly see what’s inside.
Try Not To Take Trips Longer Than 6 Hours
We all know babies don’t do well with being stuck in one position for too long. So if you can, plan trips that doesn’t take longer than 6 hours on the road. But if that won’t do, stopping a couple of times helps, not just the baby but also you and the other passengers. This keeps the baby from being bored which usually results to crying and allows you to stretch as well since long drives can really make your body feel stiff.