Tips for Travelling with a Baby the First Time

Traveling with a baby for the first time can be challenging, but if handled with care, it would eventually turn out to be fun having the baby near you and also not worrying much about the whereabouts of the baby when you are away. Whether it’s via plane or car, traveling with a newborn can be frightening, but we are here to help!

When my sister’s baby was five months old, there was an important meeting that the family had to attend to Singapore and they had to plan on how they would incorporate the baby.

Being the elder sister, and her husband managing the worldwide Roofers Boca Raton company, she asked me to help her research on the best tips that she would put in mind before setting out for travel, and some of these tips were as follows.

Before departure:

  1. Passport- Ensure that the baby as a valid passport at least a week before taking a flight. This will depend on the travel destinations that you are engaged in. However, if it is not necessary, then you would rest be assured that you are safe with the baby.
  2. The baby should be checked if it is fit to travel by the family doctor who would give accurate information regarding the health of the baby. There are also vaccines that are taken before taking any flight, and the doctor will always offer great advice relating such.
  3. Packing- Some of the essentials that the baby need to use should be listed well in advance to avoid forgetting any of them. These include the diapers, outfits for the number of days that you will be traveling. However, because of the limited space that you may have when packing, some essentials like diapers can be bought once you arrive at the destination. Only carry what will be used during travel and could be a day or two as you settle to the hotel.
  4. Umbrella Strollers- since Umbrella strollers are easily folded, it is essential to carry it with you as it will ease your movements when visiting the malls, or even other tourist destinations.
  5. For the mother, you will need to have a manual breast pump with you- This will ensure that if you have excess milk, you can still pump it and store for later use and especially when out visiting, you don’t have to breastfeed openly whereas you could have pumped and stored the milk safely for such use.
  6. Crib- In most of the hotels, there are cribs available, but it is essential to call the hotel well in advance and ensure that it is readily available on arrival.
  7. Toys- Ensure that before travel, there are a variety of toys in your packing bag. This will keep the baby entertained, and chances of crying and bringing all the discomfort are minimized.
  8. When onboarding the flight, ensure that;
  1. Ensure that the security checks are done correctly- Usually, the cabin crews will support Moms with young babies first.
  2. Confirm that you are aware of the changing room for the diapers and a place to warm baby’s food while in the plane to keep the baby as comfortable as possible.
  3. While inside the flight, if the baby is two years and below, they should be appropriately fastened together with the parent for safety reasons.
  4. Always keep the baby hydrated.
  5. Upon Arrival;
  1. Ensure that any baby food you have is declared to avoid suspicion of carrying unsafe items.
  2. Confirm that you have all the luggage in place to avoid misplacing any clothing and documents that would disorientate your travel.
  3. Avoid visiting so many attractions on the first travel with the baby- choose a 2-3 destination to prevent the baby from getting worked out, and this may lead to complications.


With these points in mind, if followed critically, then the time you will be out traveling will be fantastic as well as enjoyable.

6 things you should do before buying a car

Buying a car is still a tough task. There are unscrupulous salesmen who are always ready to take advantage of uninformed or inexperienced customers. But there are some simple things you can do to avoid getting duped and buy the car you want at the best possible price.


Here are some of the top things you should do before buying a new or used car.


Check Your Credit Score


Finding out your credit score in advance is quite helpful. Knowing your credit score gives you an advantage in negotiations and potentially save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. This way, you don’t have to let the dealers run their credit. Besides, if there is an error on your credit score, you can fix it in advance.


Plan For Financing


Before visiting any dealership, plan your budget and financing. Find out an estimate of how much money you will need and how much monthly payment you can afford. Find out all the available auto loans and check whether or not you qualify for it.


Research Different Cars


Research all the cars that you are interested in before visiting any dealer. Never go to the dealership unprepared. Here, the internet will be of great help to you. Just searching on google will help you find the best cars and all the information about them. Take your time to compare different cars and decide which one you want to buy based on the features, model, price, style and other factors.


Know The Trade In Value


This is also something you should do before going to the dealership. You can’t trust the car dealers to give you a good offer. If you have a trade-in, find out what it is worth in advance so you can know whether or not you got a good offer. You can also sell your trade-in separately in a private sell to get the most out of it.


Research The Dealership


This is something that is ignored by 90% of car buyers. Before visiting a dealership, go on the internet and look up their reviews and ratings. Ask the past customers about their experience with the dealership. This will save you a lot of trouble later because if the dealership is bad, you will know in advance and it is important because this is one of the best ways to avoid getting ripped off when buying a car.


Compare Prices


It is important to get all the price information from the dealers in advance. Go to multiple dealerships and compare prices of different dealers. By doing this, there is a good chance that you will get the best possible price for your car. This also will help you in negotiation and will save you a lot of money.


Final Thoughts


Shopping for a car can be overwhelming, but with the right knowledge, you can do it more confidently and minimize the regrets you might have. Now you know what to do whenever you are planning to buy a car for yourself.


Good Luck!

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Every story starts with a beginning but not every story has an ending. This blog is based on my love of cars, specifically Dodge Challengers. My infatuation with Challengers was inspired by NCIS (the tv show). I dreamed of owning a sports car just like the ones Gibbs fearlessly drove. This blog is dedicated to my nostalgic memories of childlike activities and my dreams of future accomplishments. I am not there yet, but I will update this blog and YOU on my daily steps in getting there. Welcome and Enjoy 🙂