And Baby Makes Three

And Baby Makes Three

Dec 01, 2013

And Baby Makes Three

Traveling used to be your go to. You went away three, maybe four times a year to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia – wherever tickled your fancy. Then you settled down and started a family. Now, instead of getting up at 3:15 a.m. to make it to your flight to Mexico, you are up feeding your baby. When you close your eyes you can still see the waves rolling in. You can almost smell the salt in the air, even over the mesmerizing scent of baby food and wipes. You miss traveling. A lot.

You don’t have to give it up.

There are ways to get back to your passion for traveling and bring baby along for the ride. This early indoctrination to traveling will help them get used to it. Just like you run the vacuum while you little one is sleeping so they can get used to household noises, starting them early on vacationing can prepare them for what’s to come. Here are a couple things to think about when getting baby road ready:

Stay Close

Your first trip should be close to home. Maybe a two-hour trip to get them started. This way, if the car ride proves difficult for baby to adjust to, it’ll be over soon. Also, if the whole thing just doesn’t go well, you won’t have as far to go to get back home.

Know Your Surroundings

Travel to a place that you know for the first couple of trips. If you don’t have to focus on figuring out where something is or getting stuck in traffic because you’re lost, the baby will feel less stress from you and enjoy the spirit of the trip.

Keep It Short

The first couple of trips shouldn’t be longer than a couple of days. Babies thrive on routine, and that doesn’t change just because you’re on vacation. To keep your little one feeling happy and content, don’t take them out of their routine for too long.

Your vacationing days don’t have to be over. Contact JEK Travels to find great locations to take your baby and let yourself rejuvenate, explore, and relax.