We have spent the past five days in our nation’s capital – many many miles from our home in Seattle! My husband had a business trip here in Washington DC, so Cullen and I tagged along. He’s become quite the frequent flier in his first year! In just under a year he has traveled with us to Indiana, Hawaii, Ohio, Atlanta, Ohio (again), and now DC! It’s too bad there is an age limit for Skymiles.
With each trip he is a little bit older, and therefore it’s a little bit trickier. But I also learn new ticks and tips with each visit, and after (almost) a year of traveling with a baby, I’ve gotten pretty good at it. (If I do say so myself!) I know there are many posts on travel tips for parents, but I wanted to share a few of the things that have really helped us to enjoy our trips, rather than stress out about travel.
Here are 10 tips I’ve learned from a year of traveling with a baby…
And actually, I have one more!
#11: Tip your housekeeping staff! I did my best to minimize sticky hand prints and relocated items in the hotel room, but I’m sure housekeeping staff has to work a little harder after having a baby stay for a few days. As a former maid myself, I know how much those tips are appreciated!
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