Travels with Baby The Ultimate Guide for Planning Travel with Your Baby, Toddler, and PreschoolerBy Shelly Rivoli
Travels with Baby has received a Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers, the Gold Prize from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA), and a Silver in the National Parenting Publication Awards competition for Parenting Resources. Created by celebrated family travel author and blogger Shelly Rivoli, "The Ultimate Guide for Planning Travel with Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler" helps parents plan virtually every trip they take with their child from birth through four years, from the earliest car trips and weekend getaways to overseas adventures. Airline and cruise line comparison charts, as well as all-inclusive resort and hotel comparisons, help parents pinpoint where their vacation dollars and time may best be spent, based on the ages of their young children, interests, and needs. Family road trips are also addressed in detail, as well as train travel with children in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. However, getting from A to B is only one small part of successful travel with the younger set, as the author and mother of three knows very well. Additional sections offer a wealth of helpful information on topics including: -traveling with children of different temperaments, -managing changes in sleeping and feeding routines, -reserving and using airplane bassinets for overseas flights, -traveling with potty trainees, -packing lists and checklists, -traveler's health issues for young children and breastfeeding mothers, -childproofing during travel, -and helpful suggestions for where to travel when during a child's first years. Plenty of money-saving tips are included along the way, as well as additional Web sites and resources to simplify travel planning for busy parents. According to the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation, Travels with Baby is ..".a must-have even for families who only travel occasionally."