Travelling used to be so easy.

Happy Monday. We’ve been having these flash rain storms in between mostly sunny skies all morning. This makes my flowers very happy.

We are in the midst of planning our NY trip right now, this very moment. It’s funny. I used to be really organized and now, well, not so much. I strive to be, yet some days (today, for instance) it seems like an insurmountable challenge. If we’re going to leave soon, shouldn’t we know where we’re going to stay, have clean clothes to pack up, have some days planned, etc.? Instead, we’re both on our computers. Me, writing this. Neil, fixing host issues. Still. Grrr.

Also, I’m kind of worried about having Dash away from the house for so long. We’ve never travelled with him so I don’t know what to bring. If he was exclusively nursing it would be so much easier. Damn that solid food! I’ve been making all of his food right here in the kitchen, but I think it will be pretty inconvenient to carry days worth of applesauce and sweet potato around with us. Which means I’ll have to buy jarred food for him. Something I haven’t wanted to do but will have to accept, I suppose.

But really… how do you travel with a baby knowing you’ll be bouncing from house to house and may or may not have a car with you and will no doubt be carrying bags? I am new mother, do not know.


Also, must be packed up and ready and still have time for Flight of the Conchords. This is not negotiable.

5 Responses to “Travelling used to be so easy.”

  1. Emily Says:

    I don’t know about the bags part. The solution probably involves some kind of wheeled thingy. But food isn’t so hard, even without the jars – make enough of the pureed tasties to cover all the meals you’ll need, freeze in ice cube trays, and then pack in ziploc bags into a cooler bag with ice packs. (Looking at this now, I guess it only qualifies as “easy” if you already have a cooler bag and ice packs. This is just one example of the many things which, although you are my neighbor, I still don’t know about you. Suburban, yet retaining a sense of mystery!) Each cube of frozen puree equals about 3 Tb of food. You can zap them in the mikey for about 30 secs when you want to feed them, or just leave them out of the freezer for a while. For the most truly convenient and entirely style-free baby-feeding experience, spoon into Dash directly out of ziploc bag. Also, pack lots of bananas.

  2. liz Says:

    My Dash is 19 months old and we have yet to go on even an overnight trip with him. I am a wuss. You are brave. So, you know, no advice here.

  3. HappyDash Says:

    We’ll see just how brave! We’re off with our ice cubes of sweet potato (thanks emily, that’s what we do with his food at home. we’ll see how well it travels).

    wish us luck!

  4. Cindy Says:

    Well it looks like at least the first leg of your travels went well! It was awesome to see you last night and to meet young Mr. Dash!
    (He is dashing. He really is. I’m not just saying that because of his name!)
    As for foodstuffs, I hear you on the “how much of this do I bring”??? The frozen cube methodology works great. Past that, one of the great things about the increasing popularity of organic foodstuffs is that you can find a pretty decent selection of jarred organic baby chow in just about any supermarket. Absolutely not as good as mom’s homemade, but still good and tasty for little hungry Dash.

  5. Melissa Says:

    I agree that the organic baby food tastes pretty good. Izzy prefers Organic Baby, and those carrots are the best. I don’t think there is anything wrong about giving jarred food, and made our travelling fairly easy, especially with many and many bags plus a cooler with lots of Kiron’s stuff. Izzy gets about 60% jarred food now, and there just isn’t an alternative given our busy schedules. At least now I can give him more and more of our table food now that he can eat foods with more texture. So Toni, it’s a personal choice, but don’t need feel guilty about the jarred food if you have to as they will still thrive.