Traveling with my Baby

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My husband and myself love to travel on any given day. After traveling to different places in India and US between Nov to Feb(4 months) including visits to our native places in Assam (including some solo trips ), it was time to take rest.

And within a month I conceived. I guess traveling helped my mind and body to relax, as were trying hard for last one year for a baby, followed by a miscarriage.

My pregnancy went smoothly and we had a lovely baby boy. Life became roller-coaster ride for us. But the travel bug was crawling inside me and pinching me from time to time. Travel bug doesn't come and go, it resides permanently inside you.

I desperately needed a break from the daily routine. Oopss did I say daily routine? Daily routine doesn't change whether you are home or on a vacation, when you have a baby.

Our son was approaching his 1 st birthday, and 10 days after that we had to leave for for our native place in Assam. Before going home, we took a short 3 days trip to Goa.

One week before our trip, I introduced my son to formula milk (he didn't have outside milk before). So in public places , I don't have to cover him or look for secluded place to breastfeed him.

I even made a checklist of items like his daily essentials and food items to carry. This helped me in what to pack and when to feed him what.

Breakfast: Bread dipped in milk/warm water or cerelac or oats or powered cornflakes

Mid morning: formula milk

Lunch: MyLittleMoppet Baby Foods instant Bajra Moondal powder

After noon: breastmilk/ formula milk

Dinner: dal rice/ khichidi

Breakfast: same as day 1 or fruits

Mid morning: formula milk

Lunch: MyLittleMoppetBaby Foods instant rice khichidi powder withMoondal

After noon: breastmilk/ formula milk

Evening: banana orother fruits

Breakfast: same as day 1and 2 or other alternative

Mid morning: formula milk

Lunch: MyLittleMoppetBaby Foods instant Bajra Moondal powder

After noon: breastmilk/ formula milk

Evening: cakes, biscuits, fruits

Dinner: khichidi or dal rice or roti

Below is the list of items to pack for a short trip:

Diapers, extra set of clothes,

Toys and books Formula milk powder 2-3 feeding bottles Electric kettle Cloth bag

Below is the list of items to carry when out for the whole day:

Photo of Traveling with my Baby 1/4 by Gopa Bezboruah Dutta
Photo of Traveling with my Baby 2/4 by Gopa Bezboruah Dutta

I tried to maintain his schedule, which includes his meal time and nap time.

One the day our our journey our flight was schedule to depart at 4.30 in the evening from Mumbai airport. Our son got up at his usual time in the morning, had breakfast, played for some time, took bath and went to sleep. While he was sleeping we had our lunch, washed the utensils, got ready and everything was done. In the mean time he also got up, dressed him, breastfeed-ed him and we were ready to leave for the airport.

Photo of Traveling with my Baby 3/4 by Gopa Bezboruah Dutta

After checking in he had a banana. At this age they need to eat something at a gap of 2-3 hours. We still had time for boarding. Before boarding the flight I prepared his formula milk which he had during take off. And he slept and got up just before we landed.

We had a nice time together, though most of the time my concern was, whether he is enjoying or not, is he hungry or sleepy? .

Photo of Traveling with my Baby 4/4 by Gopa Bezboruah Dutta

What I understood from this trip at this age is that, we need to maintain his meal and nap time, so that they don't become cranky and we all have a memorable vacation.