Within my daughter’s first year on Earth, we travelled from our home base of Toronto to British Columbia (twice), Venice, the Amalfi Coast, Rome, Florida, Connecticut, Cape Cod, Vermont, Israel, and Mexico. Oh, and Ohio, too. It was great (and exhausting) and ripe with lessons I only learned after making many, many mistakes. Mistakes that now, with my infinite wisdom, I can help you avoid. I’ll preface it all by saying this: travelling with a baby is not for the faint of heart, but filled with moments that are truly heartfelt. #Feels
Mistake: Waiting to travel
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Mistake: Packing every. Single. Thing.
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Mistake: Forgetting to call ahead
Mistake: Not asking for help
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Mistake: Waiting in lines with your baby
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Mistake: Forgetting to pack extra clothing in your carry on
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Mistake: Packing too many diapers
Mistakes: Travelling solo with baby
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Mistakes: Sticking to schedules
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Mistakes: Expecting anything more than spending time with your baby
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