Plenty of circumstances will occur where baby has to travel with the parents. This can pose a variety of problems, and it is worth considering them carefully before the envisaged trip.
The key one is the altered routine which baby inevitably faces. Baby becomes accustomed to his normal schedule, and finds this very suitable and satisfying.
Any sudden variation from this is a jolt to his system. He does not take to it very kindly in many instances. So, be well warned …
It is almost impossible to gear a trip (wherever or whatever kind is planned) which can be tailor-made to baby’s set routine.
Do not be too upset if baby is unhappy for much of the time. He will get out of his regular eating habits; his sleep pattern will most likely be altered. His environment for sleep will be different (every day perhaps.)
So irritability, crying, showing signs of discontent, possibly going off his food, being “bad tempered”, bowel irregularity, and vomiting are some of the possibilities.
An effort should be made to adhere as much as possible to baby’s usual routine. This will help.
Feeding facilities must be well thought out: feeding supplies, bathing facilities, etc. must all be carefully planned.
Another problem is the napkin one. Disposable diapers are now widely used. But there are problems associated with disposing of the soiled products. Give this some thought, for you can’t throw them out of the car window.