Saturday, December 19, 2009

tips for travel

bapa saya selalu bawa kitorang pergi jalan2...
lepas kahwin, ade gathering sekali pergi Cameron Highland (rombongan mak buyung) dan lepas dapat anak, pergi Fraser Hill pulak...
gathering tahun depan pun dah plan...
tapi, saya tak pernah jalan mane2 pun dengan mr.R dan raina sahaja kecuali pergi Genting ade kursus dan balik Perlis...
bukan nak pergi oversea pun, nak pergi over-the-sea aje...
saya teringin dan sedang survey nak pergi Sabah, Langkawi ngan Pulau Redang ;)
alasan, dah ade kawan pergi sana so senang tanya...
Pulau Redang lak sebab ada ofismate tinggal sana...

mr.R tak kesah pergi mane2, syaratnye saya kene plan...
aduh, pening banget nih...
tadi cari pasal tips2 blogger yang pernah bawa anak jalan2, takde pulak tips2 hebat atau saya yang tak jumpa...
terjumpa pulak ini untuk dikongsi bersama...


Tips For Travel

Based on content from Understanding Children: The Guidebook for Children 0 to 3 by Richard Saul Wurman, TOP / Civitas Books, 2002.

Following these simple trips can make traveling more enjoyable for both you and your baby:

1) Before you go, pick family-friendly destinations. Choose hotels with children's facilities or lodging and meal discounts. Request a safe crib.


2) Take practice trips. Take a day or weekend trip to see how your child adjusts. If your baby is six months or older, you can look at pictures of your destination and talk to her about what you'll do there. Be positive about the trip you have planned, and chances are your child will be positive, too.


3) Take it slow. Too many sights and sounds can overstimulate your baby. Limit your itinerary to one activity per day. It will be much easier to make last-minute changes that make everyone happier.


4) Take breaks. If it's a driving trip, limit driving time to between 6 and 8 hours and take a brake every two hours for diaper changes or bathroom breaks and play. End your day early so everyone can unwind after a long day on the road.


5) If your baby has started solid foods, stock up on snacks. Water, juice, and healthy, non-perishable foods are a must.


6) Pack surprises to keep the ride exciting. For babies, consider shiny objects, musical toys, pop-up toys and rattles. For toddlers, consider puzzles, action figures, paper and crayons, and story tapes.


7) Ask the hotel if they can baby-proof your room, or plan to do it yourself. Inspect the room carefully. Take masking tape to secure loose items and to cover electrical outlets.


8) If you plan to fly, consider buying your baby her own seat for a safer, more comfortable flight. You can bring your baby's car seat to fit into the plane seat. Some airlines offer children's discounts. Feed her during takeoff and landing to help her ears pop, and keep her hydrated.


9) Start and end early. If your baby is at her best early in the day, sightsee in the morning and reserve the afternoon for relaxing. Try to stick to your child's routine.



Travel Checklist

Whenever you're traveling with your baby, be sure to bring along:
  • Diapers (one for each hour you'll be in transit, plus a few extras), diaper rash ointment, wipes and lotion
  • Food/formula - take extra in case of travel delays.
  • Blankets - one for comfort, shade and warmth, one for lying down, and one for burping.
  • Clothes - one or two outfits per day, plus extras. Don't forget socks and hats.
  • Collapsible play yard.
  • Collapsible or lightweight stroller or a baby carrier.
  • A small tub for bathing (for infants and younger babies).
  • Car seat.
  • Favorite toys, stuffed animals, books, etc.
  • Medicine.
  • Toiletries - in addition to what you normally use at home, you'll find it handy to also bring along easy-travel items such as null (for quick and easy clean-ups) and null (for convenient moisturizing).
  • Plastic bags for soiled diapers, clothing and shoes.
  • Electrical outlet covers.

wahh pictured myself hiking at Gunung Kinabalu, shopping at Langkawi and snorkelling at Pulau Redang...
insya Allah lepas raina pandai jalan, panjanglah langkah kami :)

3 comments:

iman said...

syok bawa anak jalan2 ni hawa. even kita penat tapi kita happy :)akak bukan jenis suka traveling coz family dulu pun sederhana aje. tapi disebabkan dapat suami yg exited bawa anak (umur 1 bulan dah bawa gi kerja)isteri pun kena ikut sbb anak susu badan. now akak dah mula enjoying traveling. even just balik kg utara or selatan semenanjung, sure ada tempat2 baru yg kitorg singgah.

anak kita ada kelebihan tau! kurang beg bawa travel :) , tak payah kluar duit susu! coz susu suam always available!

- SueN - MrS AzharI - MaMa AfnI - said...

ermm....cam afni dlu susu tepung....so ms g jakarta tu agak ssh la...ruang dlm beg pun kurang sbb bawa susu....ko senang sbb breastfeed....lgpun raina dah tumbuh gigi kan...senang....blh mkn aper jek...

haWa said...

k.seri:
tu laa, terpk gak nak honeymoon berdua hehe tapi sure nye tak sampai hati... lagi2 kite bekerja, time cuti je laa leh bersama anak :) k.seri best la travel lagi2 suami rajin bawa... mcm awe ni nak plan cuti tu aduihh baru anak sorang... camne makbapak awe leh bawa kitorg 6 orang jalan2...

suen:
best giler hang&cik fenny da pergi jakarta... sian ko nak bf aritu tapi operate lak kan... ni dengar citer nak pergi Singapore lak, amboiii kitorg tak pergi mana2 lagi ni... tulislah tips camne nak bawa anak pergi jalan2 :)