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Traveling With a Newborn Baby: At a Restaurant or Hotel

carseat Are you planning on traveling with your newborn? Here are some tips to follow if you are going to grab a bite to eat at a restaurant or staying in a hotel.

Note : Keep in mind that the doctor may recommend that your baby avoids crowds if he or she is younger than 3 months old. This is because a newborn’s immune system is not fully developed yet, so colds and other infections are more likely. Before you plan your baby’s first trip, it is a good idea to talk to the doctor to be sure that it is safe.

Going to a Restaurant

If you are planning to go into a restaurant with your baby:

Staying at a Hotel

Are you planning on staying in a hotel room? If so, here are some tips for your baby’s first night away from home:

As you get more adapted to traveling with your baby, going out to eat or staying somewhere outside of home will be more comfortable for you and your baby. The most important point to remember is to be prepared by packing the supplies that you will need to take care of your little one.


The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Kids Health—Nemours Foundation


Health Canada

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada


Travel safety tips. American Academy of Pediatrics website. Available at: Updated July 14, 2015. Accessed March 31, 2016.

Last reviewed March 2016 by Michael Woods, MD  Last Updated: 5/8/2014