Europe I love you : Traveling with baby

In a little over four months, baby, daddy and myself will be flying to France ! How exciting ! I am so looking forward to it. There are a million things I want to do with them ! I don’t think I will be able to stay in one place.

So far, the prices have been up and down but it is looking like we will be landing in Brussels, Belgium which will make it more affordable. My best friend lives there so it won’t be a problem at all – we will take the time to give her a visit, have some Belgian waffles and chocolate, and go for a walk around La Grand Place.

Then we will take the train to Paris, France and stay at my mother’s place for a few weeks. This is gonna be memorable ! None of my friends and family have met my daughter so I know it is going to be a very emotional time for everyone. I am so looking forward to walk the streets of Paris with them, and enjoy cafes, croissants, and all the little things I have been missing dearly.

I am definitely going to take a MILLION pictures !

I will also be visiting London, UK – it will probably be just me – and get a well-deserved shopping fix !

The only thing I worry about is traveling with baby. She will be about 8 months old then and there are no direct flights from where we live which is going to make it an endless trip. I hope she will be all right !

As for baby gear once I am “on site”, I am lucky to have a friend who offered to let me borrow some of her things so we should be good.

I would like to travel with her stroller and car seat. Is it realistic?

Please share you travel with baby tips with me ! Thank you !

Spa Baby – The European Style Baby Tub


Our 10 week-old daughter posing with style in her Spa Baby Tub.

When we decided to go with this European style Baby Tub (I wonder why they call it European as I don’t recall any of my French entourage using those kinds though), I got a few odd comments about it. But I stayed strong and went with it anyway.

I have been very pleased with this baby tub which is very easy to use and great for baby. She is turning four months in a couple weeks and still has room to grow – and she is a very tall baby ! I love how it enables her to sit without assistance now (I don’t leave her by herself – what I mean is that it makes the job easier for us as we can reach for soap and cloth more freely); her feet in front of her will keep her in an upright position and although I would never let myself distracted, I think the upright position reduces the chance of drowning – especially after a few weeks of age when they are able to hold their head up. Another thing I like about this tub is that it takes very little room in our fairly small bathroom.

Bath time with Spa Baby is relaxing both for baby and me. I highly recommend it. You can buy one here in the eco-friendly and regular version:

“Simply the warmest and most relaxing bath ever.
  • Warm water to chest level keeps your baby warm.
  • A natural, instinctive, fetal position relaxes your baby.
  • Water stays warm for 20 minutes and lets you relax during bathtime with Spa Baby, the tub babies love.”