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Inigo, and his parents Lara and Mark, recently traveled interstate for a wedding. He thoroughly enjoyed his week-long stay in wine country. Do you have a question about a specific wine grape? Ask Inigo!
The city and location the photo was taken in:
The first photo was at All Saints Winery, the second at Pfeiffers Winery overlooking the Murray River, near Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia.
Your favorite baby or child-friendly activity there: All Saints had a pond with ducks (Inigo is fascinated with animals), and Pfeiffers has turtles - unfortunately the turtles were hibernating (it's winter down under).
Your best tip or words of wisdom for traveling with kids: Breastfeeding made traveling a lot easier! I know that some people have trouble, but I am so glad we persevered - dealing with bottles and formula while we were on the go for a week would have made it a lot harder.
Your favorite way to make it feel like home: We took a little portable speaker thingy so that we could play Inigo's sleeping music to help him sleep in his port a cot. It made a big difference, and we all got some sleep (after the first night when I forgot I had it, and he woke 4 times during the night). Between that and having his familiar toys around him, he was happy as a lark.
An item you MUST take with you when traveling: Probably the most useful things we had with us were his home made bibs - they are extra absorbent, and could take a lot of drool and "other things" which is very useful when you are on the go. The kid has always had a hair-trigger gut, travelling didn't make it worse, but having lots of absorbent material around is always useful. And wipe clean shoes ;)