Traveling with a baby can seem like a daunting task, especially as new parents. I’m no expert in this field, but I’ve had several successful trips in the one year that I’ve had my little girl, as well as a couple of failed ones too! I wanted to share what works for us here as well as hopefully instill some confidence for you to travel with your kids as much as possible.
I’ll start by saying… we have never once regretted any of our travels with our baby, Nixon. In fact, I wish I would have done even more while she was tiny! Traveling with your child promotes self-confidence in both of you. Children learn to take on new responsibilities. They learn to go with the flow and that unpredictable things pop up, they will adapt to unforeseen situations. They learn to have patience when a flight is delayed, or when you can’t exactly eat on time.
Children experience different cultures and personalities and learn to see similarities in people, instead of differences. I believe that traveling also brings families together because you learn to depend on each other while out of your comfort zone. I don’t like to refer to my travels as a “vacation” when I’m traveling with Nixon.
Because it is anything/everything BUT that. Traveling with her is a learning experience for us both. And on every new trip, I learn something new because she is changing every day. TRAVELING WITH YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN IS WORK. But it is more than worth it.