Traveling with Bebe

Friday, September 2, 2011

Joe booked our tickets to Gloucester, Mass!  In a few weeks we'll spend 10 days out there in his parents incredible historical bungalow.  Our first real getaway since we became a trio. 

You can see their house in this painting on the right, with it's bright red roof.  Not bad lodgings, eh?

Even though some people say traveling with an infant is not worth it, we will consider this our trial run. It's our chance to see how resilient Siena can be, and how flexible and Type B we can be.  Plus, we'll have lots of helping hands, and won't have to schlep around from hotel to hotel.  It's an ideal first trip, I think.  I have a super brave pregnant friend (you know who you are :) who is planning a trip to Europe when baby will be 5 months.  Now that's ballsy!  Although I don't doubt they can pull it off, I do hope their tix are refundable, just in case :)

I'm being super Type A in my attempt to be Type B on the trip.  I like to do my research, and  I've gathered many (hopefully) helpful tips for flying/traveling with a baby.  The ones I'll be trying for sure:
  • wake baby up 3 hours early the morning of the trip so her bedtime can be easily adjusted to East Coast time. On the way back, offer a short nap at bedtime but keep baby up 3 hours longer to get her back on California time.  I think this is genius, but it could definitely backfire.  I pretty much trust everything this lady says, though.
  • nurse upon takeoff and landing to relieve ear pressure (we'll be offering diluted coconut water in a bottle b/c Sisi usually refuses to nurse outside her normal feeding times.)
  • post it notes and painter's tape make excellent airplane toys
  • order diapers, baby food, and other essentials on amazon and have them shipped to the destination instead of lugging them in the suitcase.  
I'll let you what works and what doesn't! 


Sarah September 6, 2011 at 11:08 PM  

Wow that vacation home looks absolutely heavenly! I love that it's in a painting. I'm sure the traveling won't be too terrible. It's all about your mindset. I found that when people said something was going to be hard, I went into in know it could be hard, but then it never was too bad. Have fun!

- Sarah

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