traveling abroad for the first time
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April 8th, 2013, 10:41 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2010
We've traveled quite a bit with our babe since he was 6 months old.
Aside from a Passport, there is nothing you really need. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Of course check the safety of the area you are going, not just crime but safety of drinking water. But you should do this with or without a child.
I always double check carseat laws and types of transportation(many places don't have vehicles with seatbelts for carseats, so it's a big waste to bring them).
We also check roads and sidewalks(ie: if there are a lot of cobblestones we don't take an umbrella stroller).
Weather and dress codes: there are some places where it is nearly expected for kids to run around nude or in only a diaper, while other places this is not the norm.
Not sure what type of river boat you will be in, but if it's small I would take a child sized lifejacket.
Have fun, we find travel as a family to be some of these bonding times for all of us. I'd never consider taking a trip without my son.
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