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Fear of Traveling with Babies: What could go wrong?

Updated: May 10, 2023

So, you're used to traveling solo, going wherever the wind takes you, doing whatever you want, whenever you want. Your adventures are wild, your experiences are unique, and your memories are priceless. But then, you decided to take the plunge and travel with babies for a family trip. And let me guess, you're wondering what the heck were you thinking, right?

Traveling alone with two under two

Sure, traveling with babies can be challenging, but it's not impossible. In fact, it can be quite hilarious if you have the right mindset. After all, babies are unpredictable, adorable, and sometimes downright ridiculous. And when you combine them with travel, you get the perfect recipe for chaos.

Baby outburst at the airport

Picture this: You're at the airport, and your baby decides to have a meltdown right as you're boarding the plane. You try to pacify them with a bottle, a toy, and even a lullaby, but nothing seems to work. People are staring, mumbling, and rolling their eyes. But then, your baby suddenly stops crying, looks at the person next to you, and blows them a raspberry. The person's expression changes from annoyance to amusement, and the tension is instantly broken. You can't help but laugh at the absurdity of it all.

Or how about this: You're driving in the middle of nowhere, your newly potty-trained toddler decided to poop. You pulled over and when they are done you decided to clean them, only to realize you forgot the wipes. You frantically search for something to clean them up, you ask your spouse for help, and the only thing they could find is a leftover napkin from a fast-food restaurant. You look at each other, and all you can do is burst out laughing.

And lastly, the classic: You're at a fancy restaurant, and your baby decides to throw their food on the floor. The waiter looks at you disapprovingly, and you feel embarrassed. But then, your baby starts clapping and chanting, "Yay, yay, yay!" Everyone in the restaurant joins in, and suddenly, you're not the odd ones out anymore. You're the ones having the most fun.

At the restaurant with two under two

So, my dear traveler, don't be afraid to travel with babies for a family trip. Embrace the chaos, enjoy the laughter, and make memories that will make you smile for years to come. And who knows, you might even discover a new way of traveling that's just as thrilling as your solo adventures.

If you are wondering why the post are oddly specific, that´s because I have two babies and I have traveled with them both by car, airplane and train, and although it´s not always easy, but I wouldn´t trade the experiences for anything in the world.


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