I took a little trip yesterday into London to meet the team at Talk to Mums. It was my first time travelling into the city via train alone and something I initially thought would be trickier than it was.
So I decided instead of my double pushchair which could have been tricky to maneuver on and off trains, to take my Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier, which for me made the trip a lot of easier. As I could wear my baby and be hands free.
So my tips would be:
- Wear a bag that can go on your back with just what you need for that period of time. So for my baby it was a spare change of clothes, wipes, x1 muslin clothes and nappies
- Carry a spare muslin cloth ( Useful for cleaning dribble and as a cover whilst breastfeeding )
- Ensure you carry a bottle of water and a snack for you ( I always carry some paracetamol as often get headaches when travelling )
- Carry hand gel in your bag as again this is useful when touching so many surfaces that have been touched by others
- Leave plenty of time as everything takes longer when travelling with children no matter how small they may be
- Purchase the train ticket in advance
- Travel off peak
- Install the Trainline app, It’s really useful when you need to change train
- If I were a regular commuter by train I’d have my phone in a case with my debit card as can see you need to get them out frequently
- On your return leave in good time as there can often be delays
I am only writing this because I drive and rarely use Public Transport and thought it may be useful to some one.