Author: Zack Spring at TravelFitInfo
We have all heard of the honeymoon and babymoon, but how many of us actually consider taking our little ones on trips just for bonding? Probably not enough. But, if you plan ahead, you and your family can enjoy some time away to jump-start your new life with your littlest family member. Keep reading as The Zen Mommy shares tips and insight on places to go and how to prepare yourself to enjoy your time away.
A quick Google search and you will find dozens of travel tips on how to fly with your little one. But, for our purposes today, a few things that you absolutely cannot forget are:
Where And When To Go
When you’re traveling with the new baby, your best bet is to go in the spring or fall when the weather is comfortable outdoors. Remember, babies get hot quickly, especially when you are wearing them. If it’s warm when you go, look for signs of overheating, including skin redness, vomiting, and rapid heart rate.
As for where to go, you have plenty of options, but our favorites include:
Indianapolis is a great town to visit with family, and you’ll have plenty of options for shopping, dining, and relaxation. There’s lots of room to roam, and plenty of green spaces to enjoy the outdoors. VisitIndy.com also lists lots of walking trails, many of which are paved, making them stroller-friendly.
The Big Apple is the perfect place to spend a few days with the apple of your eye. It’s highly walkable, and you’ll have plenty of photo ops, public transportation, and even fun ferries to get you to and from where you want to be. The Bridges And Balloons blog suggests paying a visit to Chelsea Market.
While everything’s bigger in Texas, it’s also a great place for the little ones. Although your infant likely won’t be quite ready to enjoy the zoo or the water parks, it’s a very laid-back city with lots to do while the baby naps comfortably in the stroller or sling.
If you’ve never visited DC before, don’t let your little bundle of joy stop you. DC is, like other cities mentioned here, is very walkable, and, although fairly pricey, there are lots of free activities in the area. The Smithsonian Museums, the world’s largest library, and the National Capitol Columns are just a few of the no-cost things you can do with the baby in tow.
Taking a quick vacation with your little one is a great form of self-care that can also help you bond. And, you never know when you may find your next new hometown. If you’re already thinking about moving, make a point to get it done before they start kindergarten. Indianapolis, New York, San Antonio, and Washington are all great places to visit and, with their kid-friendly amenities, you may want to come back again and never leave.
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Written by Zack Spring at TravelFit