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Baby on Board – Travel tips for your weekend away

Packing the family up for a day trip or weekend getaway can present a few challenges, especially for mums.  From juggling an ever-expanding nappy bag, to protecting very sensitive skin, family trips can prove tough on both mum and baby.  We’ve spoken to the Nappy experts, BabyLove who have four great tips to ensure you have a happy baby in tow…


Essential ‘travel’ kit every nappy bag should contain a few essential items, including four disposable nappies, a pack of baby wipes, plastic bags for easy disposal as you go, a clean towel/sheet for a make-shift change-table, 1-2 changes of clothes and sun protection.

Avoid over-heating and irritation  choose nappies that are highly absorbent so they stay dry and breathable to help prevent nappy rash. It’s also important to check and change nappies regularly. BabyLove recommends choosing nappies that have instant absorption, advanced leakage protection and include a wetness indicator.

Dress comfortably Onesies and jumpsuits with buttons at the crotch are a good choice, proving comfy for bub and easy for mum to access for a quick nappy change. Choose soft and comfortable materials that are lightweight, moisture absorbent and provide ventilation. Avoid tight seams, laces and decorative buttons that can cause irritation.

Hydration Regularly hydrate your little one as the day unfolds. A cold pack or vacuum container are ideal for keeping drinks twice as refreshing, so baby’s temperature stays regulated whilst on the go!

“We know that mums want to care for their baby’s sensitive skin and this is never more so than when out of familiar surroundings and exposed to the elements,” said Debra Smith of Unicharm, the manufacturers of BabyLove nappies.

BabyLove’s Cosifit nappy features an innovative DriWave™ layer to absorb liquid instantly, actively drawing liquid from the nappy’s surface, keeping baby’s skin dry. They are also the first and only nappy in Australia to feature specially designed Double Support Gathers which prevent red marks appearing on delicate skin, through more evenly distributing pressure from the leg band elastic, whilst at the same time delivering a superior level of leakage protection. www.babylovenappies.com.au


 

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