There’s nothing quite a like a holiday. You work hard all year, save up, spend hours online trying to find the perfect hotel or the perfect cottage. You count down the days and get excited. When you arrive your shoulders return to their normal position, your feet feel a little lighter and your brain slowly pushes any work related thoughts to one side.
But a holiday with a baby is something else!
It actually feels harder work going on holiday than it does to stay at home working. Having just been on a holiday with a baby, I can tell you, I need a holiday to recover! The amount of stuff you have to take is extraordinary and the journey with a whinging or crying baby is stressful. Then you have the worry of whether they’ll sleep or not and then when they don’t sleep you’re up all night. The days have to be filled with fun activities because “that’s what you do on holiday” but really you just want to curl up into the foetal position and hope no-one see’s whilst you sleep for 7 days.
But it has to be done. It’s not easy, but it is the place where extra special memories are created. I remember all of my childhood holidays fondly. As long as you are organised, with low expectations and a little grit, you’ll still have a nice time. Having just been on holiday to Norfolk, courtesy of Skyes Cottages, we want to help you get prepared and so we’ve created this infographic for you to use. Not only does it give you a list of what you need to take (so you don’t arrive and realise you left the travel cot at home) but it also gives you a few helpful tips.