It’s a daunting prospect. Taking a 4 month old baby on a 6 day, 700 mile round trip around the UK with a ferry to Amsterdam in between. I guess that technically makes this a little more than just a UK road trip, but going with the title “UK Road Trip With a Ferry to Amsterdam in Between 2017” would be weird.
It’s something that not many people would even consider doing with a baby this age. But taking Isabelle away is something that all three of us have loved so far, so why not extend it a little further and see places we haven’t even been to ourselves. We did learn quite a lot from this trip, and I’m ultimately glad that we did it.
First Thoughts About Going on a UK Road Trip with a Baby
My initial problem with Isabelle was that I felt like she was a burden. And if you keep that thought process, a newborn baby really can feel like one. Rather than letting myself continue with that mentality, I decided I’d just find things that I wanted to do, and basically just try and do them. Hence why we’re going on this trip. Don’t get me wrong, it helps that my wife is still breastfeeding. Maybe if we had to take bottles, formula, sterilisers, bottle warmers and whatever else would be needed, then we’d probably struggle, and possibly not even go. But, this is just another good reason for breastfeeding. You don’t need any of that, you can just up and leave and all the milk you want is sat there waiting.
I wasn’t going to write a travel blog about this trip. I honestly feel that no one really cares about what I’m going to have to say over these next few days. And of course, I’m probably right. But then that’s my mentality with this blog in general. I’m assuming no one cares, but I write anyway. I enjoy it, and I write for me. So if you’re interested in two random people and their baby going on holiday and talking about it, then great, this is literally the blog for you, if not, then there’s plenty of other things to do in this life that can fill your time.
I aim to write at the end of every night. It’s basically going to be when we’re chilling out in the hotel for Isabelle’s bedtime routine and her on/off feeding from around 7pm. So yeah, as the person who cannot feed her, I tend to have free time in the evenings.
The Days from the Road Trip
Well that’s it. That’s our road trip all done and dusted. Thank you for reading about our trip, I’m assuming that you might have clicked at least one of those links and read a post about it. It’s ok if you didn’t, at least you read the landing page, which must have been really fun and interesting for you to read.