Everybody said that travel would change and in the worst cases stop as soon as we had a baby! We were very prepared for the change but were never going to stop. So how has travel changed in now we have an almost six month old?
The truth is …
In many ways it hasn’t! It has actual surprised us how little it has changed. So what are the ways it has and hasn’t changed.
We have been on several international trips with Baby E mainly to the UK! This is probably the biggest change we have had. As we are expats in Qatar, we have had to bring baby E back to meet family and friends and to hold her christening! Normally we wouldn’t do this many trips to the Uk so close together as we really love exploring new places. However this isn’t a permenant change. Over the next six months we have plans to go on adventures to Italy, France , Spain and the Seychelles so normal adventure service will resume soon.
We would never normally take overnight flights and now we find ourselves purposefully planning trips around availability of nighttime flights. We find night flights disrupt schedules far less and make for a far easier trip for Mum and dad.But this is the only way it has changed so far
How it hasn’t changed
What we do!
We thought our pace of travel would slow down dramatically but in truth it hasn’t. Now I’m not naive I know it will have to change however as it turns out babies, if your bag s properly prepared, are very easy to travel with. Take a look at our 48 hours in Oxford itinerary to see how much we got done on a recent break.Where we go
So far Baby E hasn’t changed the sights we see. We have managed to visit Oxford colleges, museums and stately homes to name a few. We just make sure we are ready to take breaks and always know where cafes are should we need to do a feed or take a break.
My advice for other parents
Take advantage in the first six months. Babies are portable and so long as you are prepared you can enjoy some quality time as a family.
How did travel change for you in your first six months as parents? I’d love to hear your advice and stories