Can We Travel With a 1-Month-Old Baby?

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Travel with 1 month baby

Travelling with a 1-month-old baby can seem daunting. After all, babies have many needs, which require a certain amount of organization on a daily basis!

So, can you travel with a 1-month-old baby? We’ll give you the answer in this article! Plus, we offer a few key tips to ensure that your little one's getaway goes as smoothly as possible.

There's no age limit to travel!

Contrary to popular belief, it's perfectly possible to travel with a 1-month-old baby! Pediatricians even claim that a newborn can be ready for their first adventure as early as 7 days old.

In fact, in some ways, travelling with a newborn can be easier. Because they sleep a lot, they need fewer activities to keep them occupied than an older child.

To ensure that a trip with a 1-month-old baby goes as smoothly as possible, the most important thing is to get organized.

3 tips for zen travel with a 1-month-old baby

1. Choosing your destination

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It may seem obvious, but the first step is to select a safe destination with a relatively mild climate. Avoid countries where potentially serious infectious diseases are widespread and where temperatures tend to be extreme. You can check travel advice on your government’s website. 

You should also choose a destination where you can easily reach a doctor or a relative in case of unforeseen circumstances.

2. Bring the right equipment

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When it comes to packing for travel with a 1-month-old baby, there are the essentials on the one hand, and the right equipment for your destination, on the other hand.

Priority should be given to:

  • Sling and/or folding baby carrier
  • Travel changing mat
  • Several overalls and pajamas (the number will vary according to the length of your stay)
  • A first-aid kit containing infant Tylenol, suppositories, moisturizing cream, saline solution, and antiseptic

As for diapers, if you have a favourite brand and your stay is short, it’s best to take one or two packs with you. If you're going away for longer, we recommend buying your diapers at your destination, so as not to overload yourself. 

As for food, if you are breastfeeding, make sure to bring anything you might need including nipple cream, nipple pads, and a breast pump if you express milk. If you are giving your baby formula then it’s best to check the facilities in your planned accommodation and plan accordingly. 

For more specific equipment, remember to bring:

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, and mosquito repellent for warm and/or humid destinations
  • Snowsuit, long-sleeved romper, fleece pajamas, hat, and blankets for cold and snowy destinations
  • Baby carrier or sling for destinations with steep, hilly terrain or lots of steps to climb
  • Small raincoat for rainy destinations.

3. Anticipating journeys

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Travelling with a toddler can be a source of apprehension for parents. To ensure a pleasant journey, it's important to plan ahead. 

Whatever the mode of transport (plane, train, car, or boat), always pack a changing bag, which contains medicines, accessories, and a change of clothes. You should also pack several diapers as well as wipes and a bottle of water (for drinking or washing your baby). 

As we said earlier, the advantage of 1-month-old babies is that they tend to sleep a lot. So, for your journey to go smoothly, the most important thing is for your little one to be as comfortable as possible. 

On planes or trains, they can sleep in your baby sling or baby carrier. In the car, simply provide a cozy environment, preferably next to an adult to keep an eye on them. 

We wish you a pleasant journey with your 1-month-old baby!

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