I wanted everyone to meet my friend and one of my go-to friends for any travel advice, Dejana. Dejana just became a Mom to a sweet little boy. She has always been an adventurous traveller and having a baby didn’t stop her and her husband from taking a trip to Bali this past Fall. I had Dejana tell us about her experience travelling with her baby to a place that most people wouldn’t think to travel to.
ant, sure we bought some toys for him to play, but for the most part we kept it simple. We played with him while he was awake, we walked around with him for a bit, we made sure he was in a clean diaper and we made sure that we did not seem stressed. We are really fortunate to have an amazing little guy, who does seem to go with the flow for the most part, but I do think that is partially due to the fact that we are pretty easy going people as well.
I clearly went above and beyond in bathing him as well. I purchased Milton Tablets, which are sterilizing tablets. We rented an Infant bath (which is great about Bali, there is a brilliant women who started up a company called Bali Baby www.balibaby.com, basically you can rent anything from her), I would place a couple of Milton Tablets in and sterilize the water prior to bathing him. Clearly, the older the child l would not be as concerned, but he was a 6 month old at that time, and was yet to receive all the vaccines we have, and yet to build his immunity up. Again, it gave me peace of mind.Perhaps these extra steps were not necessary, but in the end it took 10-15 extra minutes of my day, so it was worth it to me.
-Enough food and diapers for 17 day vacay. *These were easily found in Bali, you should definitely do your research first to see how accessible these things are. I did, and I knew they were easy to get, however I also read that the quality of the diapers was poor and that the solid food jars, if you wanted the imported ones from Australia (that had similar standards to ours in North America), cost $5 a jar. Needless to say, I clearly felt more secure bringing food and formula made in Canada.
Our next trip he will be 11 months old, I’m guessing my list will not change that much at this point; thankfully I’ll only need to take 7 days worth, the bonus is, that he will be able to eat small pieces of local cuisine as well. I guess the next challenge will be travelling with Toddler, I hear that’s a whole different experience.
Have baby. Will travel…forever and ever.