The first time you take your baby abroad, you will definitely "think a lot", especially when new parents are busy taking care of the baby's daily life, and they have to plan extra itineraries. It's not worth it to travel abroad happily, but there are disputes and unhappiness on the way, of course!If you have any questions, please leave a message to ask questions, we will reply to you as soon as possible!
The first stop before the trip: help your baby apply for a passport
The government simplifies the procedures for parents to help their babies go abroad to apply for a passport. They can choose to go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in person, or they can deliver the documents to the place of residence. The first trip in his life when the little hamburger is six months old, we will make it three months ahead of schedule. Help him take pictures and send documents to avoid rushing to deal with it before departure and have an itinerary in case, and the little hamburger passport will expire next year, how to help the little child to replace the passport at that time, I will also write an update to everyone.
Related Reading ▶️🈸It is not necessary for the baby to go abroad to apply for a passport without going to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and it is good for the full agency service of the user administration office
Prepare for the second stop before the trip: apartment-style hotels are the first choice
I have stayed in various hotels with my little hamburger, including resorts, business hotels, youth hostels, luxury hotels, etc. The most suitable one is the "apartment-style hotel" for babies before the age of one. First, you need to tidy up and clean the small kitchen. Second, in case the baby's clothes are dirty during the trip, it also needs to be cleaned and dried by the washing machine. In addition, let the baby take a good bath, go to bed early to get a full sleep, and follow the attractions to be energetic.
Over the years, restaurants have sensed business opportunities for parent-child groups, and found that this consumer class wants to obtain better accommodation quality, and also allow parents and children to rest well with each other, and a series of apartment-style hotels have begun.We once ordered Japanese listings on Airbnb. A few days before departure, the landlord was reported to be illegally operating. As a result, a series of cancellations were made. In addition, we hurriedly rebooked the hotel before departure. Add too many variables to your own journey.
▲ I will bring so many bottles when I go out for a day.
Prepare for the third stop before the trip: traditional aviation?Low-cost airlines?
Before the baby is two years old, you can enjoy the discount of free air tickets, and only need to pay taxes. For the first trip abroad, you choose Japan and South Korea, which most parents will choose, and Taiwan to Fukuoka, then take a boat from Fukuoka to Busan, and finally fly back to Taiwan from Busan. Departure from different locations saves costs. Book a one-way departure with Tigerair Taiwan. One of the low-cost airlines is that the first two rows of seats need to be paid extra, but they are not open to infants. It is uncomfortable for the three of us to squeeze in the back.
Later, I learned from my sister that the first row in the middle of the traditional airline will try to arrange for passengers traveling with infants, and the baby basket will be hung on the wall. The front space is much more spacious. In-flight meals, soothing the baby to sleep, etc., you will appreciate the great comfort brought by these spaces. Since then, I will focus on traditional aviation, but the one-hour flight to Okinawa will do both.
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The fourth stop before the trip: how to prepare luggage
1. Strollers and slings
The trolley is mainly light and easy to store. In recent years, major manufacturers have launched corresponding styles, and they can even be put into the locker directly on the plane. The trolley can be used from the airport, customs, and before boarding. Claim at the boarding gate or baggage carousel.Another must-have is a back towel, because some indoor attractions will require that strollers are not allowed to enter, so you need a back towel to walk around with your baby. This cushion-style back towel accompanies many trips.
▲ He was curious about the sound of plastic bags.
▲ Wendy was in charge of carrying the stroller, and I was in charge of carrying the camera equipment.
2. Baby clothes and accessories
During the cherry blossom viewing season in Japan and South Korea, there is a large temperature difference between day and night. During the day, it can get warm to more than 20 degrees, and at night, it can be cold to more than 10 degrees. The clothes are worn in onion style, and two brush blankets are prepared and placed on the stroller for backup.Milk-drinking-related items prepared milk bottles, milk powder packaging boxes, tissues, saliva towels, diapers, etc., as well as toy bags of small hamburgers, which were filled with things that he usually likes to play with. Plastic bags can be a distraction. (stand up)
3. How to choose a mother bag?
I mentioned the importance of division of labor. I will take important items with me as much as possible when I go out, and also consider the durability of the whole day. Wendy chooses to pack passports, itinerary forms, chargers, and warm clothes on the back; my mother bag is The tote bag with a large opening of about 40 cm in width can be equipped with shoulder straps and side backs. Multiple zipper pockets can be properly divided. The waterproof material prevents light rain during the trip.
▲ The side back and the back backpack allow parents to free up their hands to do more things.
4. Carry-on medicines and anti-epidemic items
I will live in Thailand for more than 2020 days in 40. Bangkok is a big city and it is convenient to buy any medicines, but additional communication is required. Since I have all the medicines at home, I am not afraid to bring them all.The same can be proved, the first time you take your baby to travel abroad, you can prepare these items first. If there is insufficient flexibility, you can buy it. The list is for your reference, and it is not necessary to gather together to increase the luggage weight.
Guardians of Travel Abroad: Insurance
In view of Wendy's sudden knee pain in Bangkok, she did not purchase overseas travel insurance, and she was afraid to go to the local hospital for medical treatment. Fortunately, a friend helped me to buy painkillers. This case taught me the importance of insurance.Therefore, before boarding the plane, you will go to the insurance counter first. The baby does not have travel insurance but overseas medical insurance. It is selected according to the number of travel days and the amount of claim settlement.
Change diapers and soak a bottle of milk before boarding
The toilet space on the plane is small, so I used to change the diaper for the little hamburger in the lounge first, and soak a bottle of milk 30 minutes before boarding. Drink milk, hold him at the same time to comfort him, guide him to look out the window, and get through the flight with ease, but I didn't expect a bigger situation to happen...Breaking shit, forgot to bring an extra set of clothes, and the little hamburger came out naked on two legs Close, and then quickly get clean clothes from the luggage and put on.
▲ He has been playing with his own pacifier on the plane.
▲ When encountering Taiwanese passengers at the customs, the elder sisters also exclaimed why they only wear this?
Department stores and supermarkets are good partners
In order to reduce the weight of the mother's bag, I gave up carrying a full-width monocular to go out, and took the Fuji to go out. Because the baby stroller is light and has some body accessories under it, there is no space to put it. Many mothers will prepare a "thermo bottle" and use it during the trip. In the shopping malls and supermarkets, if you get hot water to brew milk powder, I will buy something to greet (aka repay).
Experience the taste of travel with your baby
In 2016, I saw a grandma in Germany with a four-month-old grandson to go out to play, and I made up my mind that I will do the same when I have a baby in the future. The little hamburger often follows me out, shopping, collecting materials, participating in activities, etc., to cultivate a person who is not afraid of life. Personality, this trip to Japan and South Korea to enjoy cherry blossoms is very calm and enjoy going out every day, seeing different city styles, and can hug South Korea's mother Azhu, Wendy and I are drinking and eating at the next table, it is very relaxing!
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▲ Wendy and Hamburg and their son are very comfortable to be in touch with nature.
▲ It will be cold to see cherry blossoms at night, so remember to prepare clothes for your baby.
▲ When you come to Japan and Korea to play in spring, the elastic space of clothes should be wider.
▲ We are happy to give our little hamburgers to the older sisters to take care of.
▲ Yes!Someone is happy
Make good use of taxis!
The first-tier cities in Japan or Seoul in South Korea have dense subway networks. Basically, it is no problem to refuse to take public transportation. However, if the scenic spots are relatively remote, or if you need to climb mountains, you will sometimes take a bus.Taxi fares in Japan and South Korea are a bit more expensive. We will use it for short-distance scenic spots, and take the baby and a bunch of items out. Wendy makes the family of three a little more comfortable, and will take a taxi to go there. If everyone is not so tired, naturally they will not. Quarrel.
Flexible use of material supply station
Japan's Akka sauce has been famous for a long time, and I planned to buy some supplies for the small hamburger. I didn't expect the temperature to be high during the day, and the small hamburger was afraid of the heat and quickly added some short-sleeved jumpsuits.The same is true in the department store in Busan. On the contrary, the eldest sister at the counter saw that the little hamburger was wearing thin, a series of Korean words should say "Aiweiwei, why are you wearing so little?", and then gave a pair of brushed children's socks, very very enthusiasm! (mother thanks tone)
▲ The two newbies seem to have entered the treasure trove, and they have been shopping for a long time!
▲ Korean children's clothing is very good-looking, I always wanted to bring a small hamburger to buy, but I was stuck by the epidemic until now!
Take more videos for later
This time I went out and took a lot of photos with two cameras and two mobile phones, but I liked watching videos later. I felt that there were very few records at that time. Now I will get up and take pictures when I go out. Before I go out, I will clear the capacity of my mobile phone and use more video recordings to ensure that I will have a lot of aftertastes in the future. It is better to prepare a selfie stick and a mobile phone stabilizer, and the experience is provided for your reference.
▲ Successfully completed the first journey.