As mentioned in my previous posts, we will be travelling to Korea to experience autumn, something we will probably not be able to do after I resume work.
This is not our first time travelling with little man. We went to Korea as well last April when little man was about 6-months old to catch spring. There were many unknowns travelling with a baby then, but we decided to go ahead with it. Come to think of it, I am quite proud of ourselves. It was not as difficult as we thought. We eventually survived it, bonding closer as a family.
The travelling this time, will not be quite the same as last year, because our baby has grown up to be an independent-wannabe, who have his own thoughts about everything and will not hesitate to make a big fuss or give a determined no-no. Keeping him occupied will not be as easy as previously. Keeping him safe and close to us will not be an easy task as well.
Last year, I baby-carried him for the entire 2 weeks trip, and we survived without a stroller. He was probably only 7kg then. We had decided against bringing our Maclaren Quest along because Hubby felt that he was not able to handle 2 luggages (1 super-sized and 1 just a little smaller) together with a stroller. Baby-carrying little man allowed me to be hands-free and able to help Hubby along the way to and fro the airports in Busan and Seoul.
This year, we are considering if we should buy the light-weight Seebaby stroller just for travelling simply because little man is getting too heavy for us. Hubby and I have been experiencing joints-pain and muscles-ache, and it’s always after carrying little man. Hence, this became one of our consideration.
At the same time, I am concerned with keeping little man close to us when he is given time to walk about. Little man often refuses to be hand-held. And this is a concern when he starts to run about. He can get high by just running about, and when he goes to that state, he becomes uncontrollable. We have been blessed a toy doggie harness by a close cousin of mine. Little man loves the doggie, but hates to be strapped. What can I say, my little man is a free spirit who hates to be confined. Sigh. Right now, I am considering of buying him a small backpack harness that is small and doesn’t make him feel burdened or restricted. Have to go shopping these few weeks to look for a suitable one. Any reccommendations please?
I think if we can slowly get little man to get used to carrying a backpack, we could let him bring some of his little busy bags in that backpack. Some busy bags activities I am thinking of putting into this bag for this trip:
- Stickers & sticker book
Colour sticks (We going to purchase them from Taobao. Thanks to Mummy Connie’s reccommendation! Little man likes to play with them with or without the velcro.)
Small puzzles (Thanks to Mummy Connie as well!)
And perhaps some of those little books we just got for little man
Well, we shall see how it goes from here. Will update more when we continue our planning. 🙂