Article: Traveling with Your Baby
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Careful planning is essential when traveling with your baby. If you are breastfeeding, plan timely breaks so that you can have a snack and a drink and relax to feed your baby in a suitable environment.
If you are formula feeding, take some bottles with measured amounts of cool boiled water to which you can add pre-measured amounts of formula powder when you are ready to feed your baby. Take an insulated container of hot water and something to stand the bottle in (like plastic tupperware) to warm it once it is made up.
If your baby is on solids, foods in plastic jars and tubs are ideal when traveling because they are sterilized, they do not require refrigeration, and are easy to serve. Throw away any uneaten food from an opened can or jar. Choose foods that you know your baby is happy to eat cold.
For toddlers and young children, pack a variety of healthy snacks as well as some bottled water. Try a small bag of baby carrot sticks or orange segments. Crackers, baby biscuits and cereal bars are always favourites and if you are bringing plastic jars and tubs of fruit and desserts don't forget to pack a small spoon.
Plan to take regular breaks if you are traveling by car. Fortunately there are many 'Baby Friendly' places where you can change your baby and relax to breastfeed.
Always take your own supply of baby food, formula and snacks with you and the airline staff will assist you with warming bottles etc. Remember that sometimes you cannot take certain foods into other countries, so you may need to arrange for some local baby foods to be available at your destination.
When traveling, always take your own supply of baby food, formula and snacks with you because you may not be able to find your favourite baby foods at your destination.