The Baby Years (First 2 Years)
The sole benefit of traveling with a child this young is that — at least for the first year — you don’t have to buy them a seat. People travel overseas with infants, often out of necessity, but if soothing nine pounds of screaming, pooping, and vomiting through 18-hours in coach doesn’t sound like fun to you, skip it. Honestly, your kid is not going to remember anything from the experience, anyway. One other thing to consider is that babies have little built-up immunity. Travel is a germ-centric activity, so if your baby is at all immunocompromised, do not travel.
Finally, know that disposable diapers, while almost always available, are not always plentiful or affordable. Wheeler says that many families stock up in major cities because they can be hard to find in rural areas. Either way, know that you’ll pay dearly for them and probably want to stretch out uses to conserve what you can get.
Activities to Introduce: Hiking (carried or pushed), push bikingBack to top