December 10, 2012

What's it REALLY like holidaying with a 5 month old?

It's no secret that the husband and I love to travel. No destination is too far for us to travel to if that's what takes our fancy. But with a baby things have changed. We're planning on going to Armenia next year to visit my relatives, but that's a long 14hr flight from Sydney to Dubai then another 4 hours from Dubai to Yerevan. We thought before we do a big trip like that with the baby we might take a quick weekend getaway not far from home. Like a trial holiday. So last week we drove up to Palm Beach in Sydney's northern beaches (which is only an hour's drive from our home) and stayed there for 3 days.

Some iPhone snaps from our mini-holiday

So what's it really like to holiday with a 5 month old? Well, this is what the mini-break was like, let me tell you that the experience was very different to what we're used to.

Seriously though it wasn't all bad! It was good to get away from our surroundings for a while. And it was awesome to see the expression on my baby's face when seeing and experiencing new things, such as dipping his feet in the ocean. Plus I welcomed the change from my current daily routine, which is a bit like a groundhog day as I'm still on mat leave from work.

For those of you with children, I hope you can relate and if you have any tips on traveling with a baby let me know! Those who don't have kids but are planning on having them in the future, don't be scared, it's seriously not THAT horrible traveling with them!


  1. I remember when I was little my parents would take me to my grandmas to stay whilst they went overseas haha! I didn't get to go with them until I was 5 :)

    1. Haha, I don't blame them! Kids are not easy to travel with :)

  2. Sooo hard to imagine it's summer down there when were're covered with snow! :)
    Hope you had/have a really nice holiday!

    1. Yep definitely summer here! Although I do miss the snow, haven't seen it in over 20 years!

  3. It's making planning next years holiday look really easy!

  4. Such nice pictures Lilit! Luca, you're getting handsomer by the day, young man!!



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