We did it! 22.5 hour journey with a 20 month old toddler 💪 it was knackering but no where near as bad as I’d worried it was going to be.
Raffi struggled to get comfortable, but did actually sleep. He cried a few times, but we didn’t need to pace the isles. All the activity prep and planning was SO worth it.
We’ve listened to, and sung, ‘Baby Shark’ literally a thousand times, eaten a million snacks and talked a lot about clouds... but we’re here. We made it
Over our two days in Whitby, Roscoe has been a very well behaved little guest on our trip. Whilst I do moan about Roscoe on occasion, I also have to sometimes stop and think how lucky we are to have a child that is well behaved the vast majority of the time.
Roscoe has sat through a 2 hour long, 3 course meal with zero toys needed, whilst he also managed to eat giant amounts of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and potatoes, salmon fishcakes and mushroom/truffle oil pasta (though he best not be expecting to get that in our house from now on). That meal made me appreciate how amazing Roscoe is at eating, now all he needs to do is stop being so messy and use cutlery...🤞
Roscoe went to bed at reasonable times and slept in the pram all evening, allowing @exploringwithmamabea and I to drink gin, chat and have merriment with the rest of the family. He has always slept very well and very heavily, meaning we never have to worry about being too loud once he's asleep in bed.
Of course he's not perfect: Roscoe was fairly moany around midday when he needed a sleep and we didn't bring the pram (oops!), but overall, trips away like this reminds me that things could be far worse and I'm very thankful for Roscoe and his low maintenance, easy going personality and lifestyle ❤
Weltreise Tag 106/Teil 1: Auf Empfehlung unserer Gastgeberfamilie besuchten wir heute eine "Agricultural Show" in Kaikohe, bei der man Tiere anschauen (und kaufen) konnte, verschiedene Essensstände 🍟🍦 und Wettbewerbe wie Schafrennen #sheepracing, #shearingcompetition und Gummistiefelweitwurf 😅 inklusive. Dieses Fest wird nur einmal im Jahr veranstaltet und auch "unsere" Farmer versuchten dort ihr Glück, 2 ihrer Schafe 🐑 zu einem guten Preis an den Mann (oder die Frau zu bringen. Allzu lange blieben wir dort allerdings nicht, da über dem Platz eine sengende Hitze herrschte 😳 und wir keine Fans von Tierhandel sind. Aber interessant war es allemal, so eine Veranstaltung mal mitzuerleben! 😃👍
Raise your hands if you were not sure about becoming a parent!
Me neither. If you asked me 3 years ago what I wanted to do with my life, becoming a mother was NOT on the list. Looking back, it is probably because I did not know myself. I did not know, that I can adapt to change so much. Some changes might seem negative, but those are the insignificant things; my previous selfish needs that are nowhere near to what I have gained. Probably the most positive change that has occured is that I have so much more confidence than ever before. Noé has given me strenght, self esteem, courage, wisdom and the knowledge of unconditional love. The fact, that I have such a wonderful child means that I might not be as big a f*ck up as I thought.•
Emelje fel a kezét, aki nem volt biztos a gyermekvállalásról! Én sem. Ha 3 évvel ezelött megkérdeznek, hogy mit szeretnék az életemmel kezdeni, az anyaság nincs a listámon. Visszatekintve, valószínüleg azért, mert nem ismertem magam. Nem tudtam, hogy ennyire tudok adaptálódni a változáshoz. Néhány változás negatívnak tünhet; de ezek a jelentéktelen dolgok, amik közel sem járnak a jó dolgokhoz. Valószínüleg a legpozitívabb dolog, ami történt, hogy rengeteg önbizalmam lett. Noé eröt, önbecsülést, bátorságot, bölcsességet adott, és a feltétlen szeretet ajándékát.
Az, hogy ennyire csodálatos gyermekem van, azt jelenti, hogy talán nem vagyok annyira elb*szott ember, mint gondoltam.•
This is Vietnam. The first day of our 1 week stay. I would say this day is the most memorable of them all. The reason is because we walked 6 km for something that was not a big deal, but the journey itself was worth it. We went to the Chinese Market because I read somewhere on the Internet that it's a very interesting place to go. Well, when we got there it was late (around 11) so most of the stalls were gone, and the market building itself was being refurbished so we couldn't actually go in... I was a bit disappointed, but then we sat down at a 'cafe' and we just got sucked into the life of regural people in Ho Chi Minh City. We had coconut water straight out of the coconut with people who didn't speak English but we had a laugh with them. It was such a wonderful experience. Something to be grateful for. It was so rewarding to just sit down after such a long walk in the heat with Noé in the baby carrier. To share a smile with strangers. These are the moments people travel, this is worth it.•
Ez Vietnám. Elsö napja az egy hetes maradásunknak. Ez a nap, amire a leginkább emlékszem mert 6 kilométert sétáltunk valamiért, ami nem is volt nagy szàm, de az út maga megérte. Olyan jó volt leülni végre a hosszú séta után, kókuszvizet inni egyenesen a kókuszból és a helyiekkel nevetni. Ezekért a pillanatokért utazunk.•
I’m so proud of this young lady! Not just cause she poses like this from time to time 😂💁🏽♀️ But for someone who thrives on routine, she has adjusted so well to our holiday. As we have only 4 days to see what Dubai has to offer our days are action packed. But Lex has been an absolute champ. - And can I just add traveling with an (almost!) 2 year old is WORLDS apart from traveling with an 18 month old. Despite the fact that’s only 6 months difference, she is a totally different little human. Biggest difference being not only that she can communicate but that she understands us too. This is just our experience, I’m not trying to scare anyone as it may be completely different for others. Also, we know what to expect on this holiday. With no help on deck (babysitters/ nanny’s) a holiday is so much different. We know that we won’t be sipping on cocktails by the pool and carelessly nodding off whenever we like. -
It’s not so much relaxing, it’s more of a full time experience where you get to see your little sponge absorb different cultures, a different world. It’s far more enriching than our previous holidays with just us two. And while I do miss our relaxing type holidays I would choose this type over and over again. I’m so proud of our little miss. I can speak for both clay and I when I say, being a mum and dad is the best. Go Lexi go! #LexiTakesDubai#visitdubai#mydubai
75 947910:41 AM Apr 1, 2018
I wish you all a happy new year 🎈can’t wait for 2019, a fresh start for us all 🥳
Aannd we are travelling again! 🚗 It would be an 8-9 hr long road trip this time. So, be ready to check out my stories tomorrow!🤗
Also, before leaving I thought of listing down some foods that you should avoid feeding a toddler while travelling.
1. Raw foods like Salads or chutneys
2. Do not try new foods for your baby, as he/she may be allergic to it.
3. Stick to bottled water, avoid giving restaurant water, juices or milkshakes.
4. I also prefer not to give Shiv very cold foods like ice cream, as he may catch cold and spoil the whole trip.
5. Ensure that there is no choking hazard in whatever you are feeding the baby.
I could think of just these, do help me out with any other food precautions that should be taken while #travellingwithatoddler
Thank you .
Location- @fairmontjaipurindia .
Traveling in a camper is awesome! Yesterday I did not plan to visit Hungary and today I woke up in a stunning tiny village Holloko and took a part in a beautiful celebration. Life is good.
145 77218:03 PM Jun 3, 2018
#throwback to our little happy getaway to France 🇫🇷
11 6077:25 AM Jul 5, 2018
// Travelling is always fun even if it’s with a toddler and being preggers.🤰🏼😁 But it can have its ups and downs! As you guys must have seen I have travelled extensively (thankfully) 😉😅 with Anaaya and would like to share a few things with my experience with air travel. ✈️
. ✈️When she was younger, I always made sure i fed her while take off and landing.🤱🍼 ( Always carry some nasal drops in my bag just incase her nose is blocked and other SOS medicines).
. ✈️Now also I insist she has her water in her bottle or just let her munch on something while take off and landing to avoid air pressure in the ears. . ✈️I let her move freely in the aircraft once the seat belt sign is off and she’s happiest making friends with cabin crew and co-passengers😅
. ✈️ I always take new set of toys for her on long flights to keep her entertained. P.S I give her a different one every few hours to break the monotony. Mess free activity kits have worked like really well with us.
. ✈️I make sure I carry her favorite snacks or some food for her to keep it going. . ✈️ Night flights have always worked the best for long travel as she sleeps through most of the flight but nonetheless I have travelled on a day flight with 17 hours of flying with a connection and madam being awake the entire journey.😅 Key to smoothly go through is ENTERTAINMENT, ENTERTAINMENT & ENTERTAINMENT.😁
. ✈️I always carry an extra pair of clothes for her as kids definitely get messy. Mostly make her wear tracksuits with socks or something very comfortable.
✈️ Have carried an iPad on flights just incase but avoid it till really required to use it.
P.S. These points are not googled but they are from my experience but I would love to hear your travel experience in the comments below👇🏻