Have you been afraid of travelling with your baby or simply had no time to plan a trip because of all the responsibilities and changes that parenting brings? Don’t postpone it, because now is actually the best time for travel!
There are parents with no qualms bringing their less-than-12-month-old babies on an overseas holiday. Minus the hassle of crying babies, it is one of the best time for travel. Why? First-time parents may worry if it is safe for your baby to be exposed to foreign lands too early. You may feel that it’s better to wait for your child to grow up a little more, and be a walking toddler, before they are able to better adjust to new environments and walk by their own. On the contrary, parents of toddlers over 2 years of age will tell you that it is so much easier travelling with a baby than a toddler. Once your baby grows up into the stage of toddler, it gets increasingly difficult instead!
It's about time we changed your mindset about bringing baby out on your next trip.
Here are 10 reasons why you should travel with baby NOW!
Babies under the age of two are not charged admission fees.
Babies won’t be able to run away and get lost in the crowd.
Babies sleep more than toddlers – an average of 15 hours a day.
Babies don’t have an opinion on where to go and can’t bug you if you haven’t reached a destination yet after a long train ride.
Babies are easier to entertain versus a toddler (where you may need many more games and props to keep them entertained, such as books, toys, colouring pencils, iPad, etc)
Babies will not argue with you on their sleeping hours... but toddlers, are on a different level.
Travelling with your Baby helps you to prepare for future travels when baby grows older.
Travelling with Baby helps expose your baby to new environments and improve their ability to adapt to new sights, smells and sounds. Once they are used to a new environment, they will once again be able to sleep quietly through and you can still enjoy your fine dining meal or a walk through the museum.
Babies can actually go anywhere, with a stroller or a sling. Parents just have to get used to the bundle.
It’s also an easy way to make new friends – babies help break the ice with strangers!
Finally, holiday getaways when your baby is still below 2 years old is also a good time for husband and wife to get away from your daily work-grind, and find some relaxation and distraction.
If parents are relaxed and happy, your baby will also be relaxed and happy and this will mean better bonding time for your family!