Tweet Like Pin

Baby On Board... November 10, 2013

We asked some of the mums and dads in our team for their top tips on travelling long haul with infants...


Natasha, Aviation


• Travelling when the baby is about 3 months old is ideal, as they will sleep through the flight, whereas toddlers are more difficult to keep under control! Also, younger babies get priority over older infants for the bassinet seats on planes.

• Emirates provides pushchairs at Dubai airport, which is really handy if you need to change aircraft or spend a couple of hours between flights


Ana, Reservations


• Take lots of little surprises that you can give them throughout the flight. Kids love it if you produce new things for them to play with and it passes the time.

• When my son was little I always had a bottle ready in my hand, so on take-off and landing they are sucking; that way their ears don't pop, and hopefully you don't get a screaming child!

• Teach them plane etiquette from as young an age as possible. Make sure they keep their seat belt on and don't kick the chair in front, and take them for regular walks around the plane to stretch their legs. Then they will grow into a well-behaved, seasoned traveller.


Ed, Commercial


• One advantage of travelling with under 2's is that you can choose your seat with British Airways free of charge at the time of booking, rather than having to wait until 24 hours before your flight.

• The 'shoulder seasons' are the perfect time to travel with young children. It's not too hot, it's less expensive as you're outside of the school holidays, and the kids' clubs are less busy so they get more attention from the staff.

• Many of our local representatives offer baby car seats to rent for your airport transfers, so you don't have to bring your own.


Sarah, Reservations


• We took our little one to Barbados when he was 4 months old, and he just loved the fresh fruit kebabs that the staff at Treasure Beach brought round each morning.

• Even if you stay at a hotel which doesn't take children in the kids club until they are, say, 3 years old, don't let that put you off if you are travelling with little ones. When we went to Turtle Beach in Barbados with our son when he was 18 months old, they allowed him to go into the kids' club as long as we stayed with him, or we could pay for a babysitter to look after him for a couple of hours.


DavidDavid, Creative & Digital

• Ensure there is:

- A bath, as showering a baby is not easy! 

- A fridge to keep the milk in. 

- A shady area and a shallow part of the pool.



To speak to our friendly team of experts about travelling to the Caribbean, Mexico, Indian Ocean or Arabia with your baby, call us on 020 7751 0660.

Karen's Slice of Heaven

Recent weather in
Saint Lucia


Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

Saint Lucia

"Set on a beautiful bay and tucked between the magnificent Pitons, Sugar Beach’s spectacular location will take your breath away every day."

"The resort’s luxurious Residences are ideal for families, with up to four bedrooms, private infinity pools and a lovely sense of privacy and tranquillity."

"We recommend any of the Signature treatments at the Rainforest Spa. After your treatment, head to the relaxation pavilion and the earthen Amerindian steam dome - known as a temascal."

"With a Marine National Park just off shore, the diving and snorkelling at Sugar Beach is sensational - we’ve seen squid, turtles, rays and countless varieties of tropical fish whilst snorkelling here."

Read On

Call one of our specialists to help you create your dream holiday at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

0207751 0660

Create your perfect holiday

Choose your region

Choose your region

Choose your region



A member of our team will call you back shortly.



Subscribe to the Caribtours newsletter here.


Thanks for subscribing



We'd love to send you our latest brochure, simply fill in your details below and we'll send one out straight away.

First Name*
Email Address*
House Name or Number*
Address Line 1*
Address Line 2


If you would like to receive a quote via email, please use the form below. Alternatively, you can call us on 020 3393 8795.

First Name*
Email Address*
Preferred Date of Travel
Number of Nights
Number of People
Age of Children (If Travelling With)
Hotel (If Known)
Room Category (If Known)
Preferred Meal Plan
Additional Information


Enter your phone number and we will get in touch with you

Phone Number*


Be in the know. Sign up for our regular e-newsletter and we'll keep you updated with all the latest luxury travel news, exclusive holiday offers and travel tips from our expert team.

You can unsubscribe at any time and you can find out more about our Privacy Policy by clicking here.