packing for a weekend away in the car with a newborn

My Experience

My husband wanted to get away for the weekend thinking it would be nice to relax (maybe for him!) after our baby girl arrived.  We booked a hotel in the New Forest for the weekend and it was about a two hour car drive there.

Needless to say while it is nice to get away you quickly learn as a new mom that relaxing is no longer has the same meaning – it’s hard to relax when you still have to pump and feed at the same times which limits your mobility.  Packing for a weekend was probably the same effort with slightly less stuff than if I were packing for the week.  Babies have a lot of gear and if you are pumping or formula feeding then you have even more stuff to pack.

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