If you've ever traveled with a baby, you know how it feels to need a vacation from your vacation! This was our first family vacation and let me tell you, my husband and I are EXHAUSTED! Don't get me wrong, we had a great time, but vacation with a baby is SO much different!
As we were planning for our trip, we decided it would be best if we waited until our daughter was ready for bed before leaving. That way, she would *hopefully* sleep through the night. This was the best decision we could've made. We had an 11 hour drive to South Carolina, and our daughter slept the entire way. We had to stop for gas twice, and she woke up briefly both times, looked around, and went right back to sleep. Traveling with a sleeping baby is MUCH easier than traveling through the day!
Our first day in South Carolina, it rained nearly all day, which actually worked out because it gave my husband and I a chance to catch up on some much needed sleep after driving all night. Our second day there, we ventured out for Mila's first trip to the beach. If your little one is still taking multiple naps a day, I highly recommend heading out shortly after they wake up from their first nap and lunch. This will give you a good amount of time at the beach before baby is ready for their second nap. One item you will want to make sure you have with you is a stroller or a wagon. It is difficult carrying everything you need for the beach, so having somewhere for your baby to ride on that haul from the car to the beach is super helpful. If you are still in the planning stages of your trip to the beach, I highly recommend these products to help make your time at the beach easier!
This tent was a lifesaver for us. It provided a spot in the shade for our little one and we were able to put some toys in there with her so she could play. It was also the perfect place for her to lay and have her bottle before we left!
If you've ever taken your little one out for a long period of time, you probably already have this hat. These hats are great for protecting baby's head, face, and neck from too much sun exposure while you are out!
If this is your first trip to the beach with your little one, don't be surprised if you aren't there long. Something new like this is LOTS of stimulation for babies and they can get tired even faster than normal. Don't forget to relax and enjoy the moment!
xo-The Home Team Mama
Hi everyone! I am a working mama in Indianpolis, Indiana. I am a middle school special education teacher and basketball coach as well as wife to a social studies teacher/assistant athletic director and mama to our sweet baby girl, Mila! On this blog, I'll share helpful tips and tricks to navigate through pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum, newborn care, and balancing work and home life. Enjoy!