Going away for that first short break with your baby needn’t be daunting and there’s no need to pack the kitchen sink!
Here are our tips for having a successful and stress-free break away with your baby.
Firstly, find out as much as you can about the place you’ll be staying. Does it supply a cot? Are there safety devices, for example safety gates?
If you’re aware of what is provided; you don’t have to pack it!
If travelling by car, it's important to take frequent breaks and don’t travel with your baby in a Group 0+ car seat for long periods of time.
It’s best to take two sleeping outfits, so whether that’s pyjamas, a sleepsuit or a sleeping bag, a spare is great in case of accidents.
If you’re still breastfeeding, you’ll need to work out how you’re going to sterilise your accessories, breast pump etc. while you’re away.
A cheap umbrella fold pushchair and a baby sling are all you need for holidays. It’s often too much fuss to take a large pushchair and a carrier is great for places you wouldn’t take a pram.
It’s important to remember that while you’re on your weekend away, to relax. As long as you have things for your baby to travel in, to eat and a place to sleep, that’s all you really need, so try to travel light.