– Or, why do we need so many bags?
Buddy is 10 months old now and has been on many road trips, his first at 10 days old.
We are by no means experts, but we haven’t had any massive problems yet so feel fairly qualified to give a few hints and tips!
- Be organised!
You need stuff when travelling with a baby, there is no way around that. The days of leaving the house with just your wallet and phone are over. But as long as you are organised you don’t need a 60l backpack for a trip to the local park!
We use a backpack with 2 small bags inside, one with a full change of clothes in and one with diapers, changing mat and wipes. As long as we don’t forget that, we’re OK!
- Be spontaneous!
But, be sensible!
Having a small human with you doesn’t mean you have to give up your spontaneity. Sure, my days of rocking up to a Thai Island without a hotel booked & sleeping on the beach for a week are over, but booking a last minute hotel & jumping on a boat somewhere. Totally doable.
- Go with the flow.
OK, the hotel might have cockroaches. You might be stuck in traffic on the highway for hours & you arrive to find pineapple land closed. But don’t sweat the small stuff.
Make a game out of counting aforementioned cockroaches, sing ‘Let it go’ at the top of your voices throughout the traffic jam or get off an exit early & find a random bee farm to visit. As for closed pineapple land. That sucks & you should try again the next day.
- Spend all the money…
Or not! We really haven’t found that travelling with a baby is any more expensive than as a couple. BUT, traveling with older kids will get a little more expensive with entrance fees etc. However, we have a few more years before we need to worry about this!