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Ayanna’s first ever overseas trip (though only 2 plus hours) proved an enjoyable one. We had all that was required to battle Bali’s rainy days but weren’t prepared to shield Ayanna from the, sometimes, intense sun.
The rain cover, over her stroller, came in handy and allowed us to venture out in spite of the rain. We will most certainly include the sun-shade (to place over her stroller) for our next holiday. That way we won’t be spending every second anxious about the sun’s damaging rays.
Also, it was good to have included the inflatable bathtub for her bathing sessions. We had also packed a first-aid kit that contained some fever mixture, mosquito repellent, nasal spray and calamine lotion. The calamine lotion was used to soothe her skin after being exposed to the heat.
I’d have to admit I was a little apprehensive about the flying. It turned out to be quite manageable. Ayanna did fuss during the climb and descent. Nursing her during these times did the trick.
Experts caution parents to use judgment as not all babies need rescuing from ear pain. If baby’s asleep, they advise to simply leave them be. Also, requesting for seats upfront that allowed for a bassinet gave mummy and daddy some time to relax.
One thing’s for sure, Ayanna loves to travel. She’s such a good baby, easily adjusting to her different surroundings without much fuss. She loved having us with her 24-7 and was eagerly interacting and responding. She enjoyed watching the rain and the birds. She loved the beach.
Ayanna at Kuta beach
Carrying a blanket or swaddle in mummy’s bag meant that Ayanna had a nice spot to lie down and stretch, kick and play anywhere we stopped. We did this in restaurants and even at the beach.
Having her favourite toys helped too. It is also possible to make use of the things around you to create playthings for baby. This we discovered when the giant mosquito net above our bed turned out to be the perfect mobile when it swirled gently with the wind.
Some r&r time with Mr.Chuckles (can't leave home without him)
It’s the start of many more travel adventures…