Tips for Traveling with Babies: Las Vegas and Beyond
As you might have realized, traveling with babies is just a tad more complicated than backpacking alone totally freely in the middle of nowhere. You have to carefully consider every aspect of the trip from accommodations, to activities, to how you will travel. With a baby, you have to consider naptime, feeding schedules, equipment, and a whole lot more.
If you are traveling with a baby to Las Vegas or anywhere else, these tips will help you keep your sanity. We’re focusing on Las Vegas as it is a surprisingly good destination for families, but most of these travel tips will be helpful for parents traveling with toddlers no matter where they are visiting!
Choose accommodations wisely when traveling with babies
Not all accommodations are baby-friendly, especially in Las Vegas. Before booking any hotel, make sure they can cater for your kids. Baby-friendly hotels will offer services like crib and stroller rentals and may even offer babysitting services during the night or day. The more large baby items you can rent or borrow from the hotel, the less you have to take on your flight. This is incredibly important since babies already have so much stuff!
Keep travel safe
When you have a baby, you can’t simply take any method of transportation. If you rent a car, you must also rent a baby seat. If you take a cab, you have to ensure you always have the car seat ready to go. The best way to explore Las Vegas safely with a baby is to take alternative transportation methods, like the Las Vegas Monorail. Other cities may offer city buses or other simple transportation methods where babies do not have to be strapped in.
Everyone knows that babies require a lot of stuff. However, toting around heavy equipment and paying for several extra bags at the airport is no fun for anyone. Try to pack lightly, but smartly. Pack only the essentials! Leave heavy items at home and plan to buy or rent the items when you get to your destination. Every city sells nappies, so rather than taking up space plan to purchase them once you arrive. Arrange for a rental of a car seat, crib, stroller, and other large baby items. Pack only the clothes that your baby needs. If you need extra outfits, you can always purchase them during your trip. This will help you avoid luggage overload with a baby. Also, remember not to be stressed out about everything: you’re on your holidays, and it’s not like you’re traveling in the middle of a desert. Accessories are available everywhere, so last minute decisions work just as fine in these matters.
Keep baby occupied
If you are visiting Las Vegas with a baby, these fun activities are baby-friendly and perfect for visitors of all ages.
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
Here you will find lovely gardens, lions, white tigers, dolphins, and a wide variety of other animals that will entrance your baby and allow you to have fun as well.
Fountains of Bellagio
This simple activity is a hallmark of the city of Las Vegas, and your baby will love watching the fountains spray water into the air for hours at a time. The fountains are even synchronized to music, so you may find that you enjoy the show as much as your baby!
Flamingo Wildlife Habitat
Kids love animals, and babies will love visiting the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat. Here your baby can get up close with beautiful Chilean flamingos and enjoy the vibrant colours and flying feathers. Flamingos aren’t the only creatures at this location; you’ll also find ducks, swans, koi fish, and other water creatures.
If you want to explore Las Vegas or any other city with a baby, as long as you keep the above tips in mind, you won’t have to worry about carrying around extra stuff or finding food. With proper planning, you may find you enjoy a trip more with your baby than you would without him or her.
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This is a guest post by Jo Tumble who enjoys blogging on travel-related topics. In her writing, she focuses on destination reviews and travel advice.
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