The first holidays of the school year are just about to begin, and you're probably preparing to start travelling around with your baby for the first time. For some, it comes naturally, for others, it's like climbing Mount Everest! Rest assured, travelling with a baby isn't very complicated, provided you're well organised...
Choose the destination
You need a change of air during the holiday,s that's for sure, but where should you go to? With your baby, the choice of the destination is essential. The ideal is still to find the right compromise between your desire for change of scenery and logistics that don't cause you too much bother. If you think a long weekend in the family home in Normandy will give you more than a road trip under the coconut trees, go for it!
Get baby's things ready
In the past, you used to be able to pack these in a few short minutes at most, but that was some time ago. Nowadays, you start by packing your baby's suitcase, and the rest comes afterwards. What's more, to avoid forgetting something essential (like the nappies, the cot or the stuffed toys, etc.), you have to create a checklist of the competing items. And it helps!
To move somewhere with a baby
Depending on your choice of destination, remember to take the right equipment for carrying your baby. There's no need to bring your uncomfortable (and hyper heavy) stroller to a town that's full of escalators, like Lyon or Lisbon. In this case, a baby carrieris preferable. It's clearly more convenient for moving around with and cuddling your baby!
Identify baby-friendly locations
When you're traveling, you can browse a little bit when it comes to finding a place to rest or eat with a baby. If you can, find baby-friendly addresses in advance. This will save you from having to spend hours using a patio seat or a corner to breastfeed your child behind closed doors. Make your life easier by booking accommodation that's equipped with baby accessories like an umbrella bed or a high chair.
Modify your rhythms
Last but not least, tell yourself that you're going on a vacation with baby. These times will surely not be the most relaxing of your life, but they will be oh so rewarding! Curious about everything, your child will make observe the environment differently, and above all, will invite you to take time doing so. And holidays are for doing that, right?
So, have a great trip with your baby!
Text P. Louis
Photo Blanc Coco Photographe
Our baby carriers are currently available in two sizes : T1 and T2. The fabric is stretchy enough to adapt as best as possible to both the wearer's and the baby's bodies.
Generally, T1 suits sizes from S to M and T2 suits larger sizes.
Important: The fabric will soften and relax during use and as the baby grows. It’s normal that the baby carrier feel a little snug during the first use.
And since each body is unique, you can try it quietly at home to see if it suits you and if not, you can send it back for a refund ;)
You may experience a feeling of tightness but the goal is ultimately that the baby is held firmly against you and does not move, just like with a classic carrier. For the newborn position, depending on the morphology of both the baby and the wearer, it can quickly become restrictive. You can therefore place them into the sitting position early by respecting their physiological position and the natural spacing of their hips. The seating position will feel less snug as the legs will be out.
Also, do not hesitate to flatten the fabric on your back to leave more on the front.
Important: The fabric will soften and relax during use and as the baby grows.
Indeed your child should not be too low, or at least the position should remain as comfortable for them as it is for you and your baby should remain within reach for kisses. If this is not the case, you can make a loop with the fabric on each shoulder. You can make a loop by twisting the side of the scarf and reversing the hems so that the fabric is shortened and the baby is slightly lifted (see video section).
You can also wash your sling (30° or Warm setting in the washing machine) so that the fabric shrinks back to the original size (the product cannot be reimbursed once washed).