Firstly, congratulations on making the decision to travel with your infant. While there are many parents out there who would roll their eyes at your choice, I’m of the opinion that a love for travel is one of the most valuable gifts that you can give your children. And the earlier you acclimatize your kids to travel, the better travellers they become.
My husband and I set off on long-haul flights with our eldest when she was 56 days old and our youngest when he was three months old. They are now 6 and 2 years old and have a combined total of 26 countries under their belt. While not everything is fun and games on the trip, the kids do look forward to the travel and enjoy airports and aeroplanes, purely because they are already used to it.
Though I must say that it is easy for them to notch up countries since all they have to do is toddle along while it is their parents who have had to do all the planning and groundwork that a trip with kids entails.
Fortunately for you, here are a few tips that I can pass along from all the planning that my husband and I have done over the years.