Travel Tips & Medical Advice
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At Blue Bear Necessities we are aware of the added stress when travelling with children or babies, therefore we have put together some essential travel advice to help you organised and confident of your travel plans.
What Airline Restrictions on Flying Apply to My Family and I?
The biggest restrictions come in the form of luggage and hand luggage, click the link below for detailed information on the restrictions that apply to you and your family.
For more information we recommend visiting your airlines website or Gov.uk Website
What Should I Do If My Child Cries on a Plane?
Why not try watching some of the videos below for some great tips and advice.
Do My Children Need Travel Insurance?
If you don’t include your baby or child on your insurance policy, they won’t be covered automatically. Although your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) covers some medical bills, it doesn’t cover all your potential medical costs if something goes wrong while you’re away.
For more information we recommend visiting your providers website or the Post Office webiste.
What Are The Best Places for Further Travel Advice?
The best place for up to date travel advice on all international countries is the Foreign Travel Advice online service, a great resource for everything you need to know before you and your family travel.
For more information visit these websites:
I Need To Bring My Car Seat, Stroller, Crib on the Plane, How Does That Work?
Most airlines will allow you to bring your stroller, buggy or car seat as far as the departure gates but it will need to kept in the hold in most cases. However all airline offer baby seat services and if you have booked a seat for your child you may use a Child Aviation Restraint System (CARES) you will need to reserve your use of your CARES in advance (see links below for more information and where to buy here in UK).
As a Parent What Tips are There for Travelling Light with all my Baby Gear?
Pack smart and be organised if you haven’t already head over to our Blue Bear Bag page and take a look at our brand new travel bag designed to make mums and dads life as easy as possible whilst travelling with young children and toddlers. With large colour coded pockets, removable hold and cold pocket, dirty pocket and much much more travelling with the Blue Bear Bag makes parents life a breeze…..take a look today, change the way you travel with the Blue Bear Travel Bag.
For more information visit our dedicated Travel Bag Page.
Blue Bear Necessities offer this medical advice as a guide and always recommend visiting your Doctor if you have any medical queries before your holiday. If you have any more questions you can ask our Blue Bear Nurse.
If Im Travelling Outside The Uk Will My Child Need Vaccinations?
For full listing of vaccinations and general vaccination advice click on the link below:
How Can I Help Treat Motion Sickness?
Why not try some ginger biscuits its widely known they can help with travel sickness, jump online and check out our Edibles pocket for our Kiddylicious Gingerbread Buddies perfect to give little ones feeling a bit under the weather from motion sickness.
Should I Pack A Medical Kit? And What Should I Put In It?
Check out the NHS link below for advice on what to put in a first aid kit for babies and young children.
How do you beat Jet Lag?
Establish a new routine – eat and sleep at the correct times for your new time zone, not at the time you usually eat and sleep at home. avoid napping as soon as you arrive – even if you’re tired after a long flight, staying active until the correct time to sleep at your destination will help your body adjust quicker.
For more information visit these websites:
How Do I Breastfeed/Breastpump When Traveling?
You can check with your airline to see if theres somewhere private and clean to pump, or look up rest stops in advance when travelling by car. It’s always best to be prepared when travelling with a baby on a long trip. Also don’t forget to make sure you have the right voltage and adapter for your breast pump if you are travelling overseas. Finally be comfortable and cool, avoid the hassle of under dressing by wearing a nursing tank top which works best when traveling.
For more information we recommend visiting your airlines website.
How Can I Keep my Young Children Safe from the Sun?
Their skin needs protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays whenever they’re outdoors.
- Seek shade.
- Plan Indoor Activities during hottest period (Midday).
- Cover up.
- Get a hat.
- Wear sunglasses.
- Apply sunscreen.
Keeping children safe is a main priority here at Blue Bear. Therefore we have put together a selection of advice to help you keep safety and to raise awareness of some lesser known subjects for safe travel with children.
How Do I Know If A Country Is Safe To Travel To With My Family?
Use the link below to search for safety warning and advice with detailed listing of individual countries and regions.
When Travelling how do I know if the Water is Safe to Drink?
In countries with poor sanitation, don’t drink tap water or use it to brush your teeth unless it has been treated.
For more detailed information please visit the NHS Food & Water Advice page.
Should I Contact My Doctor When Travelling Abroad With My Family?
If have recently been sick or found yourself sick at the time of travel, see your doctor to discuss wether you should travel.
Where can I can passport photos?
You can get your passport photos printed at its of convenient place such as your local supermarket, post office, train stations etc, see the link below for rules on passport photos.
For more information on Photo’s for your passports please visit the GOV.UK website.
How can I keep my Children Safe when Using the Swimming Pool?
- Keep toys away from the pool when the pool is not in use.
- Empty blow-up pools after each use.
- No tricycles or other riding toys at poolside.
- No electrical appliances near the pool.
- No diving in a pool that is not deep enough.
- No running on the pool deck.
Do you know any Advice for Keeping my Valuables Safe from Pickpockets?
To start here’s some important things to remember when traveling overseas:
- Wear a money belt – A money belt is a small, zippered fabric pouch on an elastic strap that fastens around your waist, under your jeans or skirt.
- Leave your valuables in your hotel room.
- Establish a “don’t lose it” discipline.
- Secure your bag.
- Stay vigilant in crowds and steer clear of commotions.
For more information on outsmarting pickpockets visit www.ricksteves.com
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