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Here is a list of things to think about before traveling with a baby. Te first year with our baby we camped in a Yurt, went on a cruise, and went to Grandparents that lived 3 hours away. We just got back from a beautiful vacation to Bermuda. We took our 10 month old baby to Bermuda for 7 days on the NCL star leaving from New York City. If you have not booked a cruise, here are some tips on saving money. Here are some general travel tips to travel with a baby. To view pictures of our trip view our Charlie The Cavalier facebook page. Maybe become a friend while you are there too!
I read many websites before going on a cruise with a baby. There was many negative and positive comments about cruising with a baby. NCL did have a 2 and under room with kids activities and toys for kids. The kids activities did not work well for us because they did not fit in the schedule for our day. But the kid room was great. There was many kids toys that were clean that we did not have to pack. Also, babies her age to play together. When I say play together, they really just looked at each other.
The woman in the two and under room said there was 10 babies on the cruise 2 and under and on average there is usually 20 on a cruise. So parents are doing this! My husband and I did have friends and family on the cruise to help out. We were tired after every day but I think we would have been tired anyway.
My husband and I love to go on vacation. We were not going to stop because we have a child. We decided to choose a port where we did not have to fly to. This port was a 4 hour drive from our house. We knew we could do it because my parents live 3 hours away and our baby has already made that trip a couple times. We packed in 2 large suitcases, spiting the babies stuff between the two.
We had 3 days in Bermuda. We took her on the bus 2 days to horseshoe beach, and one day on a water ferry to Georgetown. Some families did not go far from the ship with babies because they were nervous. I think it helped that my husband and I took the same cruise years ago. With a umbrella stroller, we thought we could do anything we could do without a baby. We went up hills, but we were fine. My husband and I have been to Bermuda before so we knew how crazy the buses were. We made the decision to just hold our baby on the bus which worked out fine. If anyone has any questions about cruising with a baby I would love to hear them! We did it and I think with planning anyone can. With proper planning we had an amazing time. We were both tired at the end, but not any more tired than we would have been without a baby. Everyone needs a vacation after their vacation, right? Please help me add to the list until I get to 50! What are your travel tips? Here is more baby stuff on I have pinned on pinterst.
1. Pack Baby Clothes in Shoe Rack- I decided to pack her clothes in a shoe rack. A spot for each day. I packed 3 changes of clothes, 3 travel bibs, and food for each day. When you pack the baby clothes and your own clothes in one bag, finding those little clothes are hard to find. Instead of creating a scavenger hunt for yourself pack the little clothes in a separate bag.
5. Bring Easy to Pack Toys– Bring flat or easy to store and carry toys with you on your trip. The stacking cups worked great on the ship and at the beach. I also like the rings for holding toys and to play with. Great for strollers or to attached to the diaper bag.
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50 Things to Know Before Having a Baby
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Ask Yourself the Question…
How Much Do You Know About Having a Baby?
Do you know what a cervix checks are? Did you know you can bleed for a couple weeks after giving birth? Do you know how to stay organized, even with a new baby?
Not sure if you want to go to a Hotel, Cruise, or an All Inclusive?
This book is for anyone who is thinking about going to an all inclusive resort. A great starting place for choosing a vacation destination. Many tips and advice on Things to Think About before Selecting the All-Inclusive Resort, Food, Pool and Ocean, and General Tips.
This book also includes: 7 Things You May Forget When Traveling On an Airplane, 28 Things to Know Before Traveling With a Baby, and 6 Steps to Booking Your Dream Cruise- Tips to Save Money on a Cruise.
What People Are Saying…
This is a good guide for those looking to book an all-inclusive. It’s a short read packed with tips from someone who has been on tons of these trips. The bonus? I actually got some really good ideas for how to travel with my baby too. Our 1 year old is going with us this time and I’m suuuuper nervous. – Momily
This book is great and very informative. It mentions lots of things that I never would have thought of while planning a vacation. I would recommend this book to anyone who ever plans on going on a vacation (I think that includes all of us, right?). For only $2.99 (the current price of the book, I understand it may change over time) you get a pre-compiled check list, helpful tips and much more. Don’t miss out on this amazing book! – M. Messick
’50 Things To Know About All Inclusive Resorts’ is an excellent book to help you go away on holiday to the right type of all-inclusive resort for you, your family and friends.
The book contains numerous tips to help you select an all-inclusive resort, such as considering the time of year and weather, the facilities available which are of most interest to you, excursions etc, on the foods you would like to eat and the beverages you would like to drink.
The book also helps you think about the type of swimming pool you would like to have access to at the all-inclusive resort and also contains general advice for your trip, such as checking in and out and ensuring you have appropriate footwear and sunglasses.
I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. – P. Phillips