I am quite used to travelling, having visited more than 30 countries, but with two babies it is quite a different game and I am a bit nervous about that (especially long flights, jet lag, but also hygiene and health safety over there) !!!
I will be travelling with my husband so we’ll be two adults with the two babies. I am mostly concerned with the oldest one (which will turn two years old) as he seems to be already in his “terrible two” phase (hahaha). The other one I am planning on breastfeeding but might have to introduce cereals while travelling as he will have between 5 months 1/2 and 6 months 1/2.
Again, I really really appreciate any tips and comments and thank so much for putting it as an “Ask Shelly” on your blog !!!
Have a good day,
Keep a supply of travel-size anti-bacterial hand wipes ready as places to wash hands can be much harder to find in these areas, and you’ll need to be prepared for many strangers touching the hands of your children in admiration–in addition to whatever else your little ones may put their own hands to. You may also find it much simpler to just continue breastfeeding exclusively through your trip for a variety of reasons, food and water safety among them. I think it always wise in situations like yours to also look at a traveler’s medical evacuation insurance plan (like Medjet) as a back-up in the event that any member of your family, child or adult, should need serious medical treatment–you’ll all get a private and expeditious ride to the hospital of your choice back home.
Good luck! We’d love to hear how it goes for you and any tips you have for the rest of us after your return.
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