It’s official, we finally all have passports, we are going on a summer holiday. It took so long securing the passports that the actual break seems to have crept up really quickly. Also, how hard is it is to get a wriggly one year old to sit still for the photo?
We’re off to France soon with all of Alex’s side of the family, so Eliza will be able to get up to lots of mischief with her cousin. I’m really looking forward to eating all the cheese, drinking all the wine and having lots of friendly babysitters on hand.
Last year we couldn’t quite get out heads around the logistics of taking a newborn out of the country, so it’ll be a certain mademoiselle’s first non-UK break, and our first proper holiday for over two years (I’m not counting our Belgian babymoon).
So here’s where we need help:
- How do you entertain a constantly active 15 month old on a long car journey? What are some distractionary tactics and absorbing iPad apps?
- What essential items do we need to take with us, considering it will be sunny, fingers crossed (does she need a long sleeved swimsuit? Are there any baby travel gadgets?)
- And then ten million dollar question, how do you get a toddler to keep a sunhat on for longer than three seconds?
Answers on a postcard, please! If you have any tried and tested tips holiday tips, let me know, or send me your blog posts and I’ll link them up.