One of my favorite things about traveling is that feeling of vulnerability when you find yourself in totally unfamiliar surroundings. I never planned extensively for any trip because it seemed to take the wind out of the adventure sails. But then came parenthood.
When you have an infant, it’s impossible to do anything on a whim. Heck, I bring a fully loaded backpack — first-aid kit, eight diapers, three bags for garbage, baby lotion, disposable and reusable wipes, three changes of clothes, two pairs of socks, two blankets, toys, water, teething biscuits, and the stroller AND carrier — wherever I go with Baby Boy. Yet for all the planning and anticipation of worst-case scenarios, it’s never enough. This became crystal clear during a recent trip to Greece. The three of us — Mom, Dad, Baby Boy — spent a two-day layover in Athens as part of a month-long European trip.
Two days isn't enough time to see any city, but we wanted to pack in as much as possible. We put together an itinerary that was comprehensive yet allowed for wiggle room. What we weren’t prepared for, however, was for it all to fall apart. Take it from me, and follow this ultimate guide to traveling with an infant if you want to avoid the same.