Top tips for travelling pregnant or with children

Carrying a new-born child wherever you are can be full of joy, but it’s not without its problems. Nausea, unusual food cravings and tiredness can be hard to cope with anywhere, but these problems tend to be amplified when travelling. Going on a long-distance flight, train, coach or car ride while pregnant can be tricky, especially if you’re worried about what impact such a journey may have on your baby’s health, but by following these tips, it’s possible to travel safely during pregnancy:

  • Wear loose clothes – this will help to make you feel more comfortable, and will also help protect your baby bump.
  • Stretch regularly – this helps to relax your muscles and ease stress on your joints.
  • Keep hydrated – it’s important to drink plenty of water while travelling.
  • Protect your skin from sunburn, which could harm your skin which is more sensitive when pregnant.

 Travelling while carrying a child can be hard to deal with, but compared to going somewhere with your kids, it’s a picnic. Keeping the kids occupied while travelling to and from your holiday destination can be tough, especially if they’re really young. However, there are ways in which you can ensure that they’re safe, sound and free from the threat of boredom.

You could take their favourite toy or toys on the trip for them to play with, or even, if you’re not driving, read them a story to help them go to sleep. A sleeping baby during a long journey makes for no fuss whatsoever. As for preparation, make sure you have plenty of nappies and other changing equipment as well such as wipes, tissues and a changing mat. A change of clothes in case of an accident would also be useful, as would a first aid kit in the event of sudden injury.

As for child-friendly holiday destinations, there’s a lot to choose from. You could take them to a theme park such as Disneyland Paris or Seaworld in Orlando, Florida where they can have as much fun as possible, or if it’s only for a weekend, you might want to take them to a museum with interactive exhibitions. The Eureka! Museum in Halifax, UK, is a museum designed for kids and has all sorts to see and do.