Because having a baby should never stop you from travelling – the only thing that may stop you is a fear of the unknown. And the tears. And the public tantrums.
Predictably we ran out of time, hurtling around the house during the week while packing for what felt like a seven-month trip to the Himalayas. Who knew that a baby could need so much stuff?
Five tins of formula in one bag because we couldn’t buy the same brand in Canada. Umpteen changes of clothes in another bag because the weather changes so dramatically from west to east that we had to prepare for all eventualities. A vast array of toys to entertain the little dude, colourful squeezee food containers to feed him, nappies and nappy rash cream to contain him, baby Panadol and teething gel to soothe him.
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It was going to be 14 hours of sleep-deprived hell with a red-faced, swollen-eyed baby balling his eyes out the entire time.
We’re in Vancouver.
If you have handy suggestions or helpful hints you’ve learned along the way, please share them below as the little guy will be back on a long-haul flight in less than two weeks.