Other than short distances from home, traveling with a newborn baby is generally not encouraged until they reach the age of three months. At that age, however, babies are less fragile than parents fear, and travel does not have to disrupt their schedule. While car travel with your baby is much easier to handle than travel by air, both require organization and pre-planning. Arriving at your travel destination unstressed makes it possible for you, and the baby, to adjust more quickly to your new surroundings. By planning ahead for all eventualities and packing smart, your trip is bound to be a success!
Plan for airport security. When traveling by air, mothers must be aware of items that will and will not pass through security. More than three ounces of breast milk, formula or juice is allowed if declared at the security checkpoint. Breast milk is considered the same as liquid medications. Also allowed in your carry-on bag is gel or liquid-filled tethers, canned, jarred, or processed baby food. Schedule smart. For best travel results, try to pace your trip to your baby’s schedule for eating and napping.