Midwife Cath, BabyLove Nappies Spokesperson and Maternal and Child Health Expert
Parents often ask me about holidaying and travelling with young children, and my advice is that if the baby is under 12 months – just go! Yes, there will always be times on the trip when you think ‘I’m never ever going away with this child again!’, because it is really hard when a child changes their environment, but you can’t just stay at home. Just go with it, enjoy your holiday, and when you return you can then get back into your normal routine.
Little babies under 6 months are fabulous to go away with – especially if you’re breastfeeding – but once a child starts moving, it can be hard work!
Some tips for travelling with a bub:
If you’re worried about other passengers giving you that ‘please don’t sit next to me’ stare, remember most have actually been through this and understand. You also have the flight attendants to assist you with anything during the flight – they’re there to help so don’t be afraid to ask.
Travelling with little ones between 12 months and 4 years can be tricky, especially when you’re trying to reason with toddlers on the road.
Tips for travelling with a toddler:
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About Midwife Cath
Midwife Cath – Cath Curtin – is a trusted expert in women’s health, pre-pregnancy, antenatal care and education, pregnancy, labour and birth, postnatal care, breastfeeding, and parenting. She has delivered over 10,000 babies throughout her 42-year career. Trained and fully-qualified as a nurse, midwife and maternal and child health nurse, Cath has an incomparable depth of experience. Her book, The First Six Weeks, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2016 and is being translated for international markets. Her next book will be published in 2018.
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