Travelling with your baby can be a wonderful way to enjoy the precious time of them being young. Hopefully you are lucky enough to have a baby that travels easily without making too much of a fuss. Although snowy winter holidays are fun, and a perfect getaway from rainy weather in the UK, it can be very difficult to know what to pack for your baby. We have made a list of five essential things to pack for your winter break with your newborn:
Food & drink
We recommend bringing lots of bottles (you will lose them!), snacks and ready made babyfood. These might not be the best for your babies’ diet in the long run, but it will come in handy when you’re away from home for a few days. Depending on whether you are breastfeeding or not, you will know how much food to bring. You can prepare meals at home and take them with you, or most countries have shops with healthy options like fruit or vegetable purees. Don’t forget a set of plastic cutlery to feed your small one on the go.
Lots of stores have a thermal range for babies, which provides a nice base for dressing them. Woolly hats, tiny mittens and layered clothing are very important for going outside in cold weather. It might also be handy to pack one or two blankets, as these do not only keep them warm, but also comfortable and cosy. If you are bringing a pushchair, bringing Cosytoes is a great way to keep your baby (and their toes!) warm but allow them with some space on their upper body to wriggle around.
We would definitely put a pushchair on our packing list for a holiday with a baby. It might seem like a bulky object, but you will get so much use out of it. Keep your baby comfortable will allow you to enjoy your holiday more, and the pushchair provides a place to sleep and sit as well as giving you every opportunity to go for nice long wintery walks. Many buggies have strong wheels now that you can push around in a few inches of snow. Are you lucky enough to have more than one baby? Double Buggies come in all shapes and sizes, from two seats next to each other from two behind each other if you need something a bit slimmer. You can also bring a sling for those moments when you can’t/don’t want to use the pushchair and want to keep your baby close and comfortable.
If you are looking for a pushchair for your next holiday, make sure to read this blog article about pushchairs at Nuna.
Sunscreen and sunglasses
It may be winter where you are going, but the sun might still be out. Especially in lots of popular ski-resorts, it is usually very sunny. Keep your baby safe with sunscreen and they might feel more comfortable with some baby-proof sunglasses to protect their eyes from the sunlight.
Think about any activities you may do whilst you are away
Is there a pool in your hotel? You’d probably like to bring some swimming nappies and inflatable rings/floats. Will you be having long lunches and dinners with your partner, friends or family? Make sure you have enough toys packed to keep your baby entertained.
With these packing tips, your winter holiday with your newborn is guaranteed to be a success! Lastly, as with any travel, make sure you have a first aid kit on you for any emergencies.