Monday, 06 April 2015
Baby Friendly Holidays in the UK - What People Don’t Tell you About Going Away with Babies and Toddlers…
The mums at HolidayCottages.co.uk have put together a list of things you need to know so you can enjoy memorable adventures with your children.
Babies don’t travel light
Never underestimate the importance of a potty - ever
Top tip Bring a towel to place on the back seat or in the boot to go under the potty in case of rain – no one wants to be rained on when they need to go. The same goes for night time wees, a potty next to the bed for the first couple of days saves a midnight dash to the linen cupboard and a hot wash in the small hours. Hotels and B&Bs nearly always have ensuite rooms so the midnight run is a touch easier.
Tears and tantrums about the unfamiliar are normal
Make sure they have their comforter and a baby bag or blanket that smells like them, snuggle their pyjamas in the car on the way to mark it with your mummy or daddy scent and take your own bedding that smells like home. A walk or run around in the fresh air and a cosy bed will provide a restful holiday for everyone.
Booboos still hurt on holiday so be prepared
Top tip Make sure you know the postcode of the place you’re staying in case of emergencies.
Choose your destination with your mini in mind
You can take a group holiday in a big house, explore areas of the UK you have never visited before such as Scotland, Cornwall, Wales or the Cotswolds and see what the UK can offer. You could teach your toddler about hiking in the Highlands or luxuriating in a hotel in Cornwall.
The South West is a super location for a family holiday thanks in part to the miles of coastline for sandcastle building, beachcombing and finding mermaid’s treasure. In Cornwall you can take a trip to the end of the land, walk in the footsteps of mythical giants and rest assured that fussy eaters will conquer their fears with the comforting tastes of Cornwall.
For more information and for some family friendly cottages complete with the handy essentials, play areas and even pets' corners visit www.holidaycottages.co.uk or call the Holiday Cottages team on 01237 426733.
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