We are back from a vacation and had a fantastic time after a long time. Travelling with an infant is not easy. As a babywearing mom, I knew how babywearing could help me survive the vacation and it did wonders for our travel. Here’s sharing with you all how babywearing helped us during our travel. Hope you all enjoy reading it.
We had chosen an early morning flight since it would be the sleeping time for Cheeku. As soon as we reached the airport, I wore her in our Soul AnoonA. Since it was her sleeping time, she slept through the entire check-in process and only woke up after we boarded the flight.
Tip: Carriers are allowed through the security check. You will not be asked to take the baby off the carrier. SSCs are a great option here since it’s easy to remove during the takeoff. Ringslings may be avoided since it will set off the metal detector and you will likely be asked to take the carrier off.
We set off for a short walk and to shop some souvenirs for relatives back home and AnoonA helped us to keep the baby calm while mama shopped peacefully. The long walk also put the little one to sleep.
Tip: SSCs, mehdai and wraps are great options to choose from while shopping.
At the Beach
I had carried the ring sling with me as it is lighter. Cheeku got cranky and I always use the ring sling to put her to sleep. I popped her onto the sling and strolled by the beach and there she went into her dreamland. What more? the ring sling also doubled as a blanket when she was asleep. The baby slept while mama and dada enjoyed the beautiful sunset by the beach.
Tip: Always carry a shorter wrap or a ring sling as they take less space in your bags and also double as blankets.
As Cheeku is only 6 months old and cannot sit without support yet, we had to take turns in carrying her while we ordered the food and this irritated her and she started crying. I popped her into the sling and she settled immediately. I count backwards from 10 and by the time I reached 1, she was fast asleep. We enjoyed our dinner while she slept.
Putting the baby to sleep
This was what I dreaded the most because Cheeku is used to be nursed to sleep and sometimes wants her swing. But babywearing helped me to put her to sleep at ease.
Babywearing made us survive our vacation in a breeze and we are all set for our next trip, for now, we do not fear about travelling with a baby.
Thank you for reading. Until next time, Sayonara!