Whether you are going by airplane or by car, it can be quite a struggle to travel with a baby, especially one who has special needs. There are so many things you need to plan for to ensure that everything runs smoothly, but you also need to prepare for the emergencies that may or may not happen.
Don’t expect your baby to be good the entire time you are traveling. It is only natural for them to be fussy and uneasy when they are in an unfamiliar location. You can make the experience easier for them by bringing lots of things that will remind them of home, like all of their favorite toys and snacks.
You should also try to stick to your baby’s schedule as much as possible. This means you should feed them at the same time you usually do and be aware of other activities that they are usually being engaged in. Once you have finally arrived at your luxury ski resort in Colorado and have settle into that cozy Denver apartment, you can kick back and relax and help your baby settle in.
Traveling by Plane
If you are traveling by plane, you may or may not be required to purchase an additional plane ticket — check with your airline to be sure. Also be aware of the accommodations they have for the handicapped. Know what your options are and what they can provide for you that you would otherwise have to pack. If it is going to be a long flight, be sure to pack plenty of formula, medications, and your baby’s favorite toys. You will also need an extra change of clothes in your carry-on bag in case the baby has one of those despised blowouts or gets air sick.
Traveling by Car
It’s a little easier to travel with a baby in a car because the movement is often relaxing to your baby. You also have control over teh amount of room you have, and you most likely have a vehicle that caters to their needs. You can also stop and take care of your baby if you need to. A bottle warmer is a good item to have when you are traveling as well as ziplock bags to store diapers until you can find a garbage can.