Travelling with Baby

Travelling with Baby by Famhealth

Little travelers need a surprising amount of stuff!

Here is a checklist of items that make traveling much easier.

Packing Checklist:

  • Diapers (carry extras incase of delay)
  • Pad/rubber sheet (to put under your baby during diaper changes)
  • Blankets 1 or 2 (cover your baby and cover yourself)
  • Plastic bags (Carry a variety of sizes for storing soiled diapers, clothes, and blankets.)
  • Diaper rash cream.
  • Wipes.
  • Sanitizer, baby wash, and baby lotion.
  • Tissues.
  • A few of your baby’s favorite toys.
  • Clothes, socks, and booties or shoes (One to two outfits per day is a good guideline.)
  • Washable bibs
  • Sun hat
  • Lightweight plastic feeding set with utensils, and baby food
    If your baby’s eating solid foods.
  • Sterilizer (if staying outside more than 1 day)
  • Formula, water, and juice if appropriate
  • Extra bottles, nipples, and sippy cups if appropriate
  • Energy-boosting snacks for you to munch on
  • Breast pump (if you use one)
  • Nightlight (So you can keep the room lighting soothingly low during middle-of-the-night diaper changes)
  • First-aid kit (Baby pain reliever and supplies for treating minor injuries, fever etc.)
  • Sling or front carrier
  • Portable crib or play yard – A safe place for your baby to sleep or play.
  • Inflatable baby bathtub (Can make bath time easier at your destination).
  • Car seat for safer travel by car or plane
  • Collapsible stroller (If you are using it).

Preparation techniques:

  • Start preparing to pack a few days before you travel. Keep a running list of things to take, or put items out on a table or dresser as you think of them.
  • Pack each of your baby’s outfits in its own zipped plastic bag so you don’t have to hunt around for tiny socks, shirts, and so on.
  • Take the phone number for your baby’s healthcare provider in case you have questions while you’re on the road.

To read more on Baby care, click on the link below,

New Born


About Requirement And Safe
Water Drinking

As per the World Health Organization, safe drinking water is that
which doesn’t cause any health issues even after long
periods of consumption.

Safe Drinking Water

Safe Drinking Water by Famhealth

How much water does a person need?

The United Nations estimates that every person needs 20 to 50 liters of clean water every day for drinking, food preparation and personal hygiene.

Some of the common causes which can cause water contamination are as follows:

  • Sewage and Waste Water: Sewage, garbage and liquid waste of households, agricultural lands and factories are dumped into water bodies. These wastes contain harmful chemicals and toxins , which is a major cause of water pollution.
  • Dumping: Dumping of solid wastes and litters in water bodies is other major cause. Litters contain glass, plastic, aluminum, styrofoam etc.
  • Industrial Waste: Industrial waste contains pollutants like asbestos, lead, mercury and petrochemicals which contaminate the water.
  • Acid Rain: Rain water gets polluted when acids gets mixed from the air

How is water made safe for drinking?

  • Water contains many impurities. These might include particulate matter, germs like bacteria, and poisonous chemicals like lead. To make water safe for consumption, it undergoes various types of treatments, like sedimentation, filtration and sedimentation.
  • To make drinking water safe, it has to clear physical, chemical and microbiological tests. Physical tests include testing for some poisonous chemicals and also the clarity of the water. Microbiology testing checks for the presence of bacteria like coliform bacteria.
  • Though the water in kitchen taps is considered safe for drinking, some people use home water purifiers for added protection.
  • These might be with carbon filters to remove odor causing chemicals and also some toxic chemicals.
  • Other types are the ion exchange units which are effective for hard water and remove minerals like calcium and magnesium.
  • Reverse osmosis units remove harmful nitrates and also pesticides.
  • Distillation units boil the water and the steam is condensed to give clean water.
  • Before deciding on the purification system for your home, it’s a good idea to get your water quality tested to know which system would be best suited to your needs.

Why is safe drinking water necessary for good health?

Contaminated water is a major cause of infections and even deaths. It can cause many diseases like

  • Diarrhea
  • Worm infestation
  • Cholera
  • Fluorosis
  • Typhoid

Water safety during travel

To stay safe during travel, it’s important to follow some safe water practices

  • It is best to use bottled water while travelling.
  • In addition to drinking, it’s a good idea to use the same water for brushing teeth, especially for children.
  • Make sure the glasses used for drinking are properly washed, or use disposable glasses.
  • Stay adequately hydrated, especially in hot weather conditions.
  • Avoid washed fruits.
  • Avoid ice cubes as these might have contaminated water.
  • Store water in food grade bottles only. Ensure these are washed at regular intervals.

Safe drinking water plays a very important role in maintaining good health.