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Heading to the grandparents? Here's what not to forget

You’ve mastered the first few months—your baby is sleeping (sort of), the newborn fog has lifted and you’re starting to feel like fully-fledged parents! Now it’s time to think about your first trip away - perhaps it’s a trip to the grandparent’s house? Wherever you’re going, travelling with a baby is never simple. Gone are the days when you’d pack an overnight bag and hit the road. There are lots of things you need to consider before you head off on your first holiday with your new bundle of joy.


Grandma has a comfy double bed for the adults, but you need to think about some sort of safe sleep space for bub. If you have a Steelcraft Strider Signature, Steelcraft Compact Deluxe edition or Britax Flexx bassinet on your stroller, you’ll be pleased to know that they’ve been tested and approved for overnight sleeping. Not only will bub be comfortable sleeping there, you also don’t have to waste valuable boot space on bringing the porta cot. Win win!


Even when you’re away you need to keep to a constant feeding schedule for your baby (and it’s not like you can just pick up a sandwich!). If your baby is already on solids, you need to think about where you’re going to feed them. The Matisse Hi-Lo High Chair is affordable and is a good option to have at the grandparent’s house when you visit. It has a two wheel system which means it’s easy to move without any heavy lifting. It’s also easy to store in a cupboard as it folds neatly.

Getting out and about

You’ll want to think about how you’re going to get around with bub if the grandparents don’t have a stroller. The Steelcraft Savvi stroller is ideal – it’s affordable, lightweight, travel system compatible and has a fast action folding system. It’s really easy for the grandparents to use and manoeuvre as well. The seat converts to a bassinet, so it’s perfect if bub wants to have a nap while out and about. There’s also a 12kg storage basket which easily fits all the essentials for you and bub.