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Stress-free traveling

By Car

Most parents take their car for their first trip with their baby. Planning carefully will help you to avoid stress:

  • Make your trip on a day with no likelihood of traffic jams.
  • Start at a time when the baby is tired and will most likely fall asleep
  • Change diapers and feed the baby before you head off.
  • Provide sun protection in your car, e.g. put a towel or sun protection film on the car window. Be careful with air-conditioning: babies cool quicker than adults. Make sure that your baby is not sitting in the draught when the window is open.
  • Take a half-hour break at least every 2 hours.
  • Pack some HiPP Fruit & Cereal or Fruit for the journey. Don’t forget to pack enough drinks such as HiPP Organic Juice & Water.
  • Keep the food in an easily accessible place and in a cooling bag, but do not keep it too cool. Remember to bring towels, wet wipes/napkins, waste bags.
  • Always keep babies belted in a child seat suitable for their age whilst driving.

By train

  • Book your tickets in time (3 months earlier) so you can reserve a seat in a parent-and-child compartment. Here you will have special services offered to you by the train staff.
  • Check your phone book or the internet for the service hotline of the train operator you plan to use.
  • Let the train operator’s courier service pick up any large baggage (call the train operator’s hotline to book this service) and have it delivered right to your holiday resort.
  • For preparation of milk formula it is best to take a thermos of boiled water with you.
  • Intercity trains usually provide spacious toilets with changing tables.

By plane

  • Even paediatricians have no reservations against holiday flights.
  • With one exception: a cold! The pressure equalization can cause bad earache.
  • Ask your flight carrier for a special seat for families with babies. Many airlines provide baby cots and also offer everything you need for changing diapers on board.
  • During takeoff and landing, breastfeed your baby or keep your tea bottle or pacifier ready. The swallowing movements help to equalize the pressure. Otherwise your baby will get earache.
  • The air inside a plane is dry. Therefore, frequently give your baby something to drink.
  • Babies usually fly for free or only pay 10% of the air fare. Therefore, they are usually not entitled to a separate seat.

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