I was little nervous, we decided to have first journey with my girl, but my husband told me that its important to take a break from busy life and enjoy some family time.
The first time parent will find little difficult to travel the little one but they will grow as a parent with the baby. For first time parents, its not easy to handle the baby, specially if you are living alone without any help.
For new mothers, postpartum is not at all easy, first two months was incredibly exhausting. I was at my hometown for delivery but came back in a month, so like every new mother whether it is normal delivery or C-Section. A lot physical and hormonal changes bring you down.
A baby bring lots of joy and happiness in parents life but you cannot deny the baby blue too. I felt all kind of emotion in those two month from irritated, angry, low, depress, lack of energy, sleeping disorder, lack of time, crying but as everyone say nothing stays forever and time heal everything.
After sometime everything was coming back to normal, now there is sleep pattern of the baby, you start to understand baby cries (hungry, dirty nappy, colic or any other pain). And yes now your body slowly but start to absorb the changes in you.
My husband decided to take a break from fast life of Mumbai. Our baby girl was 3 and half month old when we took our first ever vacation and will engrossed her in her milestone alert book.
Travelling with a small is a challenging but if you plan everything in advance and make a proper check list then it will become fun for baby and also you sneak out some time with your husband.
Checklist to be prepare
• Book a cab beforehand if you are travelling nearby
• Check weather updates before plan a vacation
• Diaper change pad
• Cloth nappies ( if you want to give your child free time from diaper
• Diaper rash cream
• Wet wipes
• Rubber or plastic sheet
• Baby bedding and blanket
• Diaper bag ( to keep dirty nappies, wet cloths)
• Baby essential ( powder, cream, lotion, shampoo)
• Baby carrier or stroller ( folding)
• Warm cloths
• Nursing cover ( for breast feeding
• Breast feed pump
• Handful cloths of the baby
• Baby foods ( if baby is having solid food)
• Feeder bottles ( for baby above 4 months)
Its ok if you miss any of the above things as you will learn with your flaws.
Our vacation last for 3 days and baby was enjoyed a lot with her papa. As our baby was 3 month old, as I was breastfeeding her in every 3 hours, I felt exhausted, hungry most of the time, but this is how you learn to manage, I was happy as father and daughter was bonding big time and my husband took care of her most of the time and let me rest as he understood my situation.
But now when I look and remember those small moments of first vacation of us, then I realized how beautiful it was. Jeevika (my little one) was very curious baby and was enjoyed car ride to Alibaug and then enjoyed in beaches, bond with her father more than me. The only bad was I was sleep deprived, as I used woke to feed her in the night, but my husband would make up for it and take Jeevika for morning walk and I get more sleep.
I felt happy and refreshed after a small vacation. So I would suggest to all the new parents to take a break with the new member of the family and you will be refreshed and then everything will place perfectly.
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