Travel may be the last thing on your mind when adjusting to motherhood and many feel that even a grocery store outing can be hard to manage. But taking an enjoyable vacation with your baby is possible and Whistler is a great place for every member family, no matter what age. Planning on visiting the mountains with your little one? Here are some things to know to make your family vacation smooth, fun, and even restful!
Many parents find sharing a bed while traveling with their infant one of the easiest ways to manage sleeping arrangements. However, if you would prefer your baby to sleep separately, there is a rental service called Baby’s On The Go that provides delivery of cots, cribs and just about any other equipment you may require for your little one that you couldn’t pack!
Strollers may be a challenge in the winter weather. An alternate suggestion is a front carrier or sling as an ideal way to transport your baby when walking around town. This will also help keep baby warm and is one of the many reasons why traveling when they are little is easier as opposed to when they are older!
Another problem that can be overlooked is the difficulty of transporting all of your luggage and the extra baggage that accompanies traveling with an infant (toys, bottles, carrier, etc). Between it all, your going to have your hands full. A quick remedy is to utilize the services of your accommodation- don’t be afraid to ask for assistance in bringing you belongings in from a vehicle or up to a room.
The weather in Pacific Northwest Mountains can change on a dime and being prepared for anything is the best solution. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean packing every possible outfit in a travel bag to ensure baby is comfortable, just layer! Nonetheless, we would suggest making sure you do pack warm and waterproof clothing to protect against the elements.
There are a number of private locations around Whistler that can be warm and comfortable while breastfeeding your baby. If you are currently using formula, contact Jet Set Babies to have your formula shipped prior to arriving to lessen your load while in transit.
Some of the adventurous activities may have to wait until your little one is a tad older but there are still a number of fun things to do with your young family while in Whistler. Snowshoeing, strolling through the village, enjoying the many restaurants and sight seeing are just to name a few! What’s more, there are a number of baby-oriented community activities that run year round. Visit the Whistler Library or Meadow Park Community Center for more information.
Traveling with your baby can be fun and exciting, especially when in Whistler! We at Whistler Reservations are happy to help you plan a vacation that fits your families specific needs, talk to a local now!