Tips for dads travelling with infants

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Typically, infants in Kenya often travel with their mum or both parents but there are always exceptions to this norm. It is common to find many men travelling with their babies due to one reason or another and doing a great job at keeping them happy on the trip. If you are dad planning to travel with your infant and have no idea what you need to make the trip comfortable for both of you; here are some tips to help you out.

Start planning early.

If your partner is packing for your trip, it is important to be aware of the items packed and their use. In some cases, dads get confused about which items to use in a particular situation and end up getting frustrated. In the event, that you are packing on your own, ask for help from other parents or download a checklist online and make sure that the baby’s bag is packed in advance. Go through the checklist again before leaving for your trip to make sure nothing is left behind.

Babies communicate by crying.

Managing your infant’s cries will go a long way in making your trip much more enjoyable and fun. Strive to understand the cues they are giving when crying while also checking for the common reasons associated with such discomfort. Most times, babies cry when hungry, sleepy or need a diaper change.

Make trip fun.

Keeping your baby calm when travelling should be the utmost goal for any dad travelling alone, whether for short or long distances. One of the best ways to do this is to do interesting stuff with them when awake so that they are less distracted. Games such as peek-a-boo or making funny faces will make any infant smile and calm when travelling.