Summer and Travel with newborn tips

Wanting to go on holiday this summer, but looking after a newborn? You can! We have compiled our best summer and travel with newborn tips to help families who are going on holidays but also need to care for their little one. While it comes with its challenges, such as adjusting to new routines and ensuring the baby’s comfort, the joys of exploring new places together are a fantastic way to make happy family memories. Holidays offer a wonderful opportunity for your baby to explore new sensory experiences.

1. Plan Ahead

Thorough planning is crucial for trips with a newborn to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. Creating a checklist of essentials helps ensure nothing is forgotten. Scheduling regular breaks and rest stops is important to keep the baby comfortable and content, allowing for feeding, changing, and some playtime. With careful preparation, travelling with a newborn can be a stress-free and memorable experience.

2. Packing Essentials

When travelling with a newborn it is so important to pack the essentials, a must-have list includes sun cream, hats, light blankets, plenty of nappies, wipes, extra clothing, bottles, and a first aid kit. Organising the nappy bag for easy access is essential. Place frequently used items like nappies and wipes in easily reachable pockets, our changing bag can be attached to any stroller or pram handles for easy access to keep a hold of those essentials. Keep a change of clothes and light blanket handy, and store smaller items like sun cream and hats in designated compartments.

3. Dress for Comfort

Choosing breathable, lightweight clothing for your newborn is essential for keeping them cool and comfortable during summer travel. Cotton or linen fabrics are great as they allow air circulation. Layering options, such as light jumpers or jackets, are important for adapting to varying temperatures throughout the day. Sun hats and protective clothing are crucial for shielding your baby’s sensitive skin from harmful UV rays, providing added protection while enjoying outdoor activities.

4. Keep Baby Cool

To keep your newborn cool during summer, use fans or portable cooling pads to maintain a comfortable temperature. Ensure car seats and strollers are well-ventilated and never left in direct sunlight. For an extra layer of protection, our Aster 2 stroller has built-in UPF50 shielding in the hood, and a large under basket for all essentials to pack, and is ideal as it is suitable right from newborn. Also, avoiding thick, heavy blankets and going for breathable fabrics can also help. Watch for signs of overheating, such as flushed skin, rapid breathing, or fussiness, and take immediate action to cool your baby down if you notice these symptoms.

5. Feeding on the Go and Airport travel

Travelling with a newborn means adapting so you can still do everything you need to, in a different and likely hotter environment. For breastfeeding, bring nursing-friendly clothing and for bottle-feeding, pre-measure formula, carry extra bottles, and use insulated bags or portable warmers. Stay hydrated by always carrying a reusable water bottle. At airports, arrive early, gate-check strollers and car seats, or with the use of the Aster 2 you can stroll all the way though and bring it onto the plane, as its compact MagicFold allows it to fit in the overhead compartments. Feed your baby during takeoff and landing to help with ear pressure, and keep them calm with familiar toys or dummies. To manage jet lag, adjust your baby’s schedule to the new time zone gradually and maintain a consistent routine upon arrival.

Travelling with a newborn during the summer can be a wonderful experience if you are well-prepared and confident. Enjoy the joy of showing your baby new sights and experiences while keeping them comfortable and safe. The Didofy Aster 2 stroller, with its lightweight design, One handed MagicFold, and adjustable features serves as an ideal travel companion making it easier to navigate various terrains and environments. With the right planning and tools, summer travel with your newborn can be both enjoyable and stress-free.