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How travel has changed now we have a baby! The first six months 

How travel has changed now we have a baby! The first six months 

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 …

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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.

The destinations

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.

Baby E’s UK Christening


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.

Baby E’s first flight

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.

Visiting New College Oxford

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 


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Karen | TwoTinyHands

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

We've taken our little man camping to Scotland and made use of YHAs for his first year. I'd say nothing has changed for us too. We have no desire to go abroad though. We've even been cycle camping with him once or twice. He's 17 months now and can't wait to take him away as a toddler camping next year!! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

Wandermust Mummy

Thursday 15th of December 2016

Glad to hear you still get to go camping. Must admit it's the only type of holiday I don't think I've done and i can't imagine doing it in the rain but maybe will give it a go in the desert


Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Ah I totally agree with this. They are at their easiest to travel with when they are tiny. We have now got to the stage where we have two walkers and 1 and 2 year old. We still travel and fly but a lot more planning goes into and the journeys are much shorter. Travel is still possible but you have to be on your A game entertaining them for thre duration. Night flights are the way forward! Thanks for sharing at #familyfun

Wandermust Mummy

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Something for us to look forward to


Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Fantastic that little one has fitted in so easily with your travelling. At least at that age they will sleep through the flight :-) #familyfun

Wandermust Mummy

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Yes when she is on the move it might be a different story

Wandermust Mummy

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Aww thanks that's lovely - hope we can offer some useful tips and inspiration


Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Amazing that you haven't let a baby change your plans - she has just become part of them - just wonderful! I've enjoyed reading your posts of places you visit! Hope you do manage to travel to all the places on your list and I look forward to reading #FamilyFun

Wandermust Mummy

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Thank you! I hope so too! More adventures imminent ?