Posted by: Sharmila Rajah Post(s) by this blogger
The verdict is in: travelling with a 6-week old baby turned out to be more pleasant and less chaotic than earlier feared. Ayanna was great on the road. I’m beginning to think she has inherited her parents’ fondness for travel.
The drive up (and down) was hassle-free. We stopped twice for her feed and the rest of the journey, Ayanna was lulled to sleep in the moving vehicle.
I arrived at the E&O in style; with Ayanna firmly attached to the breast (not exactly how I envisioned stepping into this classy hotel). From then on, Ayanna kept to her normal routine of E&S (eat and sleep).
Ayanna continued this routine throughout the wedding, unperturbed by the commotion or loud music. Mummy and daddy even managed to squeeze in a couple of moves on the dance floor.
Staying cooped up in the E&O was not an issue for me (it rained all day in
Things to remember for our next trip:
- always bring double of everything. This helps when baby has spit ups, etc.
- be sure to bring along a cover for your pram so you can venture outdoors in spite of rain.
- swaddles as they come in handy to wrap baby in or merely as a blanket especially when hotel rooms can be rather chilly.
- a camera to document your baby’s first travel experience (we forgot, which explains why there are no pictures).
There’s something about travel that makes performing everyday tasks more fun and less mundane. Just being away, helped us to relax and unwind in ways we would not have done at home.
Travelling with a young baby (below 6 months) who is solely dependant on mummy’s milk means carting less things and being able to feed anytime, anywhere. It’s also a time when mummy and daddy can do grown-up things (museum visits, etc) without much protest from the little one. I reckon it’s a great time to be travelling.
“Hun! Where to next?”