At Your Destination

We’ve put together the following tips to ensure a safe and happy holiday

  • Getting out into the afternoon sunshine can help your kids adjust to time differences quicker.
  • Bananas are great baby food for travelling; you can get them just about anywhere in the world, you know they are ‘safe’ and you don’t have to worry about the water they have been washed in.
  • If you need help finding baby products your hotel concierge should be able to point you in the right direction.
  • Get your kids involved in your holiday, pick up brochures of attractions and let them chose something they would like to see. Let them help with map reading and planning the day to day activities.
  • Be careful with water at your destination; if the local water is not safe for drinking be careful with teeth brushing; use bottled water for rinsing. Stopping little ones from drinking bath water can also be hard.
  • Don’t assume pools are fenced off, many countries have more relaxed rules on pool fencing than Australia so check it out yourself before you let your kids explore the surrounds.
  • Baby or child proof your hotel room as much as possible as soon as you arrive; check TV stands are secure, make sure doors to balconies are locked or cannot be opened by kids, for crawling babies think about placing bins with plastic bag liners out of reach. Have a good look around to see what hazards there may be for a child.
  • Teach older children the name of the hotel you are staying in and/ or give them a business card of the hotel in case of separation.
  • If you are breastfeeding make sure you stay well hydrated in warm climates, for more tips on breastfeeding and travel see our article here
  • Have an amazing time and take lots of photos!!

Baby in shades on a beach

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