We recently brought Isaac to Tasmania for our first family trip.
Before we left for the trip, Isaac was beginning to munch on toast in the morning and we were hoping that he would progress sufficiently in the two weeks or so before the trip to actually eating the toast. And, he did! Behold, our easy to feed baby on the trip! He munches on toast, honeydew, lemon (???!!!), bread and lemon, watermelon, drinks water from a bottle, chomps on broccoli, capsicum (another ???!!!) and cucumber!
He didn’t actually ingest most of the above — except for bread, which he really ate, and capsicum, which he also really ate, and demanded more of. But it was good enough for him to get some solids while on the trip, and also be happy at the dinner table.
Which was really important because we had been sitting him with us at meal time for a couple of weeks now before we left for the trip. Then on the trip itself, he actually demanded to be included in all the mealtimes. In one particular instance, we were sneakily eating instant noodles while leaving him to play on the floor, which he was very happy to do, until he turned around and saw us eating, at which point he literally screamed! We laughed, gave him a biscuit, which made him happy for the rest of the meal.
Apart from random solids from our own meals, he had his usual fill of milk. Nursing really is the best thing ever for trips because there was no need to bother with bottles and thermos flasks and milk powder and sterilizers and all the other implements of bottle feeding. Just a nursing cover and we’re good to go everywhere!
So as it turned out, feeding was another area in which our little man was absolutely easy to travel with =) More trips please!