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5 Important Steps To Consider Before Taking Your Baby Abroad


You haven't been on holiday since the baby was born and deserve need a break but it's not as easy as just stepping on the plane. Before you book that family holiday abroad you have been looking forward to for months you need to consider the following:

1. Passport - Ensure you order your baby's passport before you book the holiday. Things go unexpectedly wrong and you may have to wait longer than usual for it to arrive. Allow yourselves time by ordering the passport first. 

2. Vaccinations - It is vital your baby has had their vaccinations before taking them abroad. You are taking them to a foreign country you have no idea what illnesses other people on the plane, in the country. It is recommended that you wait until they have had their first lot of vaccinations. 

3. Insurance - You never know what may happen, it's always best to ensure you have bought travel insurance. Your bags may go missing with all your babies clothes/essentials, you will need to claim those back. 

4. Ensure you have the correct clothing and essentials - It is vital that you pack the correct clothing for the climate you are visiting. If you are going somewhere hot you will need plenty of cool clothing, hats. sunscreen, swim suits, if you are going somewhere cool ensure you pack enough layers of clothing for your baby. Same with food and milk, ensure you have stocked up on enough. Don't forget sunscreen and hats!

5. Pack a first aid bag - Include the most essential items you think your baby will need. You never know how they make take to being in a foriegn country so it is always best to pack everything you have. 
  • Calpol
  • Plasters
  • Mosquito repellent
  • antihistamine cream
  • Sunscreen (factor SPF 30) and soothing Aftersun cream
  • Anti colic or gripe water

Now you have looked at what to consider before taking your baby abroad why not take a look at some tips on taking your baby abroad. Once you are fully prepared on what to expect get booking that holiday! Ice Lolly Holidays are a great place to start looking for fantastic family holidays! 

Kerry 


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18 comments

  1. thanks for sharing! we are leaving to the bahamas in a couple of weeks!

    Claudia @ www.prettylittledahlia.com

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    1. Ohhh that sounds lovely! I've been to the Dominican a few times when I was younger. I love the caribbean!

      Kerry

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  2. thanks for all the advice, very useful

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  3. Fantastic info, which is so important where little ones are concerned

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  4. sound advice and fabulous photo

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  5. Great advice, especially as we're going away for the first time abroad as a family this year :)

    Leah Sullivan
    @LSullySullivan

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  6. Very useful guide and lovely photo.

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  7. Some useful information here. Thank you

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  8. I'd still be way too nervous.

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  9. Katie Matthews19 May 2013 at 22:41

    First aid list, you are a star!! Thanks for all the other advice too :)

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  10. We did all of these - and stupidly packed an entire ba of nappies too (why???) x

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  11. Also do your research on where you are going. Some places are child-friendly, others not so much.

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  12. We are taking our granddaughter abroad for the first time soon reading this post has helped a lot

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  13. Great tips,thanks for sharing them!

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  14. Thanks for the info :) bring on the sun xx :) @mandsmanc

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  15. I like your writing style, it's very readable and great fun to browse your blog

    laura
    xx

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  16. useful advice although i have never taken mine abroad, prefer to stay close to home

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@ohsoamelia_blog) or email me. Kerry