Natalie at the Market in Modena

Natalie at the Market in Modena

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Janel Laban
Jul 16, 2009

Names/Ages: Natalie (10 months)
Vacation Location: Modena, Italy

Favorite Baby or Child Friendly Activity There: Rides on the miniature train in the park.

Best Tip for Traveling with Kids: Bring your infant car seat inside the plane with you (it will fit in the overhead bin in the large planes). Even if you haven't paid for a seat and have the baby in your lap, the flight attendant will almost always move someone so you can have a free seat, and baby will sleep so much better in a car seat.

Favorite Way to Make it Feel Like Home: Bring your big stroller so baby can relax and have have her familiar stroller and sun shade. Buy a stroller bag to keep it clean when checked under the plane. Those tiny travel strollers aren't comfortable and baby can't easily sleep in them.

An Item you MUST Take With You While Traveling: Bring your own diapers and wipes to last the whole trip! The foreign ones I found weren't comfortable and were full of stinky soaps and perfumes. Also bring your own adult cold medicine for yourself. I was ready to pay hundreds of dollars to FedEx myself some relief!

Thanks, Diana!

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