My Crazy Maternity Leave
When Eleonora born, I decided to start immediately to travel with my bundle of joy.
On Travel at Breakfast the reportage of my crazy maternity leave.
While I was on maternity leave Eleonora and I started to travel alone, or following my partner who was travelling for work. While my husband was working Eleonora and I spent a lot of time visiting cities on our own.
Eleonora and I started travelling together when she was three months old and before she was one we have been:
- San Benedetto del Tronto – Marche, Italy (Eleonora 3 months old)
- Vigo di Fassa – Trentino, Italy (Eleonora 4 months old)
- Pisa and Casciana Terme – Toscana, Italy (Eleonora 5 months old)
- Lago Maggiore – Lombardia, Italy (Eleonora 6 months old)
- Roma – Lazio, Italy (Eleonora 7 months old)
- Freiburg (im breisgau) – Germany (Eleonora 8 months old)
- Antibes and Juan Les Pins – Cote D’Azur, France (Eleonora 10 months old)
And then….back to work for me and welcome to the nursery for Eleonora
I would say that travelling with a baby is not so easy, I remember we packed our car as we need to move into a new house.
I used to bring everything for Eleonora: a suitcases just for her with dresses of different weight, the stroller and a cradle in case I needed to rent a house and they don’t have a spare one.
To feed Eleonora, during the first six months, I used to bring with me at least 4 empty baby bottles and the powder milk. I bought also a practical doser, so I could have all the meals for the day out, then I had the sterilisator for the baby bottles and the bottle warmer.
When I weaned Eleonora I was crazy enough to bring with me on top of all the other things mentioned above, a baby robot, this genial device allows you to blend and cook the food, following the instructions you could have a perfect meal for the baby.
In this way, I was able to cook for Eleonora fresh and organic food every couple of days.
Once cooked I used to fill at least a couple of jars and keep them into the frigobar if I was in an hotel or in the refrigerator if I was in a house, so I could have the meals and the fruits for the day, once out I just asked to the waiter to warm it for me.
Basically, I had an entire house with me, moreover I prepared a First aid kit with: physiological saline for the nasal washes and a tons of homeopathic products for the cough, the flu, the teethes and the eyes, an antipyretic and a fever thermometer.
At this point you can imagine how crazy I am, however I need to say that my approach totally changed when Francesco borned, as I travelled with him as well but….beside the stroller and the dresses, I always asked for a cradle, I used to brought with me all the staff for feeding him before the wean but after that I always asked to the hotel to provide me with vegetable soup with meat or fish everything mixed accurately and of course I used, in case, the same First aid kit.