Going on holidays with a baby is not an easy task, doing it for the first time is quite overwhelming! Here are some lessons learned by myself after our first holidays in a hot country.
1. HEAT RUSH
Babies very often get heat rush so it’s best to be prepared. Take creams good for heat rush and ideally speak to your GP about it (ask for medication incase your babie gets it). Chloe get it half way through our holidays, lucky it didn’t bother her and she was her happy self.
2. PRETTY SWIMMING COSTUME
They do look good but aren’t much use, especially with very little babies. I ended up having Chloe mostly only in her nappy, or in a sun protecting swimwear. I would advise to buy lots of pretty panties instead 😁
Yes Tent😁 I didn’t realise that I needed one till a very last minute. I was talking to my husband about how nice it would be to take Chloe to the beach when he asked me if she will lay under a umbrella? Of course that the answer is no ! Then I started panicking : where will she play, sit, hide from the sun? Lucky I discovered those foldable baby tents! I would definitely recommend getting one as it was great through the holiday! Chloe was using it a lot.
4. MOSQUITOES 😖
Get something to prevent your baby getting bitten, and something just incase a mosquito manages to get a taste of your baby.
5. LOTS AND LOTS OF WET WIPES
Can’t live without wet wipes… It’s shocking how many packed I have used on our holidays! Take lots !
6. PORTABLE FAN !
What a great invention ! You can get small fans which attach to a pram (or anything else) it will keep your baby cool.
You always think about taking baby toys with you … But what is your baby going to play on ? Take a small play mat, it doesn’t really take any space but it comes very handy.
I have packed a whole suitcase of clothes for Chloe…. And she didn’t wear half of it. She has spent most of the time in a pretty nickers as it was too hot to wear anything. She wore lots of jumpsuits (on a very thin stripes) or very summery dresses. I found that T-shits are way too much in a hot country.
Hope that this will help you with getting ready for your holidays! ☀️🌴☀️🌴☀️🌴☀️