Adventures & Outings: Lucas in Germany

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Guten Tag, Lucas! Looking a little sleepy post-hike, Lucas and his parents were rewarded for their climb with lunch at a mountaintop restaurant while visiting Germany. Read on for their words of wisdom for traveling with a 10-month old.

Best tips for traveling with kids. Don’t expect to get any sleep on the plane ride there and back. If your baby actually falls asleep on the plane and you manage to get a little shut-eye, you will be pleasantly suprised.

You only need to pack enough diapers and baby food to get you to your destination. Once you are there, you can pick up diapers and food and whatever else you need. Its kind of fun to try out another country’s baby products.

If you are traveling outside the country, your baby needs a passport. Don’t put off getting one. We actually had our application sent back because the proportions of the passport photo were not right, and we were really cutting it close. The passport agency does not fool around with that stuff, even for babies!

Your favorite way to make it feel like home. We were able to make it feel like home while we were away mostly because we stayed with friends. It was really important for us to have a place to hang out and have down time. Bringing the favorite blankie also helps.

Must have item while traveling. The one item we absolutely couldn’t have done this trip without was the jumpy seat – I’m not sure they even make them anymore, but we borrowed one from a friend and it was genious. It hung from the doorframe and had a giant spring at the top, so Lucas could happily bounce up and down while we ate a meal. It barely took up any room in the suitcase, and it gave him a place to hang out but stay contained.

Thanks for the great tips, Allyson!

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