Traveling with kids can be an exciting (and overwhelming) adventure. Whether you’re flying or driving, these tips will help make sure you have a stress-free trip with a newborn. From packing the right supplies to making sure your rental minivan has enough space for your new family, Carl’s Van Rentals has you covered.

Preparing for a Stress-Free Trip with a Newborn

Choosing the Right Vehicle

If you’re planning on driving to your destination, make sure to choose a vehicle that is comfortable and spacious enough for your whole family. Whether you’re first-time parents or have several children in tow, you’ll want enough room for all passengers. Comfort is of the utmost importance when traveling, and making sure your children are comfortable makes all the difference. Furthermore, make sure you rent a vehicle that has plenty of room for luggage, toys, and playpens.

Packing Supplies

When packing for your trip with a newborn, make sure to include all the basics needed for their care, such as diapers and wipes, bottles, extra clothes, blankets, medication, and anything else they’ll need during your trip. Don’t forget toys and books! Bring along items that will keep them entertained during long drives or flights. For older babies who are starting solid foods, bring along finger snacks like Cheerios or puffs that don’t require utensils. It’s also important to remember sunscreen if traveling by car—the sun’s rays can still reach infants even through tinted windows!

Traveling Safely

Whether you’re traveling by plane or car, certain safety precautions must be taken when traveling with an infant. For example, make sure they are properly secured in their safety seat throughout the trip and that their heads are adequately supported. You should also never leave them unattended while sleeping and avoid carrying heavy items while holding them. If your entire trip is by roadway, work in plenty of rest stops and bathroom breaks. Taking care of everyone on your trip doesn’t just mean just taking care of your infant, but yourself as well.

Plan Your Trip with Ease

Traveling with an infant doesn’t have to be stressful! By choosing the right vehicle for your needs and packing all necessary supplies, you’ll be prepared for anything that comes your way during your journey. The minivans, SUVs, and passenger vans from Carl’s Van Rentals offer more comfort and luxury than any other rental you’ll find in Florida. So, no matter where you’re traveling to or from, make sure you reserve your rental by calling (800) 565-5211.