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We want your travel stories!

Following on from our current vote about what puts you off travelling with a baby under one, we want your inspiring tales too!

Posted: 15 June 2007
by Laura Lee Davies

BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Active and BabyBjörn Changing Backpack Active
To celebrate our 2007 BabyBjörn Traveller competition – which runs through the summer – we'd like to hear your stories about holidays, short breaks and day trips with your child or baby.

They can be funny, inspiring, insightful or just one good tip you'd pass on to other parents or parents-to-be who might be planning a trip with a new baby in the months ahead.

Each week for the next two months, we'll be giving giving away one BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Active and one BabyBjörn Changing Backpack Active as a set each week, to a randomly selected contributor on the Baby Travel Forum Thread. Both the carrier and the backpack are pictured right.

Please join us and share your special moments!

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To mark our BabyBJörn Traveller Competition 2007, we want to have an honest, inspiring, useful and hopefully entertaining (!) chat about holidays with new babies and young families. Have you had a special holiday or an experience you want to pass on?
Perhaps you firmly believe that new babies shouldn't stop you from exotic travelling, or you are taking your young family to the places you enjoyed as a child? What are your top tips for travelling?
All new parents need a few tips if they're going to make the most of lugging buggies, sterilisers and travel cots around the world in the spirit of new-baby adventure!
We'll be running this thread until August and every week we'll be giving away a BabyBjörn carrier and backpack (see the article above for more details) to a randomly selected contributor.
We can't wait to hear your travel tales!

Posted: 15/06/2007 at 10:59

Hi I have recently been away with my baby and we used the services of Tinytotsaway.
They are an on line shop where you order all you need for your baby and they shop for, pack and delivered it to our hotel, it was fantastic and well worth the money which was about the same as paying excess baggage charges without having to carry it!
Just thought you should know about this service

Posted: 17/06/2007 at 10:35

We recently flew to New York with our 7 month old daughter. I made sure I packed plenty of things in our carry on luggage to occupy her, a favourite toy, a new board book, little finger food snacks...then I rotated them through the trip for her to be busy with.

Also, I took tommee tippee disposable bibs which were brilliant for feeding her whilst we were out and about as we could just mop up the mess & then throw it all away.

Posted: 18/06/2007 at 14:01


I have 2 toddlers aged 2 and 3 and I'm expecting my 3rd. Last year we brought a touring caravan and went away for many long weekends, we found using a travel cot was great as a bed and a play pen, it meant the youngest wasn't sitting on damp grass, or running. My partner and i enjoy cycling, and brought child seats for the back of our bikes so that we can still go out. The children can even sleep in them. the other great useful item was our baby monitor, we could sit outside of the caravan and socialise with friends while being able to hear the children sleeping in the caravan.

We plan to continue caravaning even after our 3rd child is born.


Posted: 18/06/2007 at 16:26

went to Butlins, what a complete nightmare.

Parents !! Don't do it. it's awful !!

Posted: 19/06/2007 at 07:08

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