Sep 25, 2018

Regina Hotel: 5 Tips To Follow When Travelling With a Baby

Don’t forget to pack swim diapers if you are staying at a Regina hotel with a swimming pool.

Don’t forget to pack swim diapers if you are staying at a Regina hotel with a swimming pool.

Becoming a new parent doesn’t mean that you have to give up your freedom completely. You can still enjoy the things you used to. In fact, travelling with a baby can be a joy, especially if little Susie or Billy is not yet walking. The best advice we can give is to be well prepared for your trip and book a family friendly Regina hotel that offers facilities to help you have a restful and enjoyable stay. Here’s a list of 5 tips to help you enjoy your stay with your tiny tyke.

1. Read what reviews have to say about family friendly Regina hotels

When looking for Regina’s best hotels, it helps to find out what other families with young children have to say on review sites such as TripAdvisor. Regina hotels that offer oversized suites so that that you won’t be tripping over one another will be a godsend. Having a spacious suite is especially important when travelling with a baby, as you will likely need to fit a portable baby cot or playpen in your room as well as a changing area.

2. Look for furnished suites in Regina with kitchen facilities

Besides extra space and comfortable beds, furnishings such as a desk, table and /or dresser to help organize your baby items are especially helpful. You should also look for a suite with kitchen facilities such as a fridge, microwave and kettle. These items will become necessary when needing to store, sterilize and heat up bottles of milk or formula and baby food.

Make a checklist and pack these essentials:

  • Enough diapers for each hour you will be in transit
  • Swim diapers if you are staying at one of the hotels with swimming pools in Regina
  • Car seat
  • Collapsible stroller
  • Playpen or portable crib
  • Front carrier or sling
  • Changing pad
  • Bibs and burping blankets
  • Baby wipes and diaper rash cream
  • Sleepers, onesies, booties, socks and warm clothing
  • Sleeping blanket
  • Soothers
  • Bottles, extra nipples
  • Breast pump or formula
  • Plastic bags for soiled clothing or diapers
  • Baby’s favourite toy

3. Go shopping after you arrive at your destination

It helps to find hotel rooms in Regina close to a shopping centre with a pharmacy and grocery store in case you forget any of your baby supplies or if you are travelling by air and want to avoid packing fragile jars of baby food or heavy or oversized items. This is also helpful if you suddenly need to pick up first aid items such as teething tablets or fever medication.

4. Get to know the front desk staff

Your hotel’s front desk is your connection to both the inside and outside world during your stay in Regina. It’s the front office staff’s job to make sure your stay is a comfortable one, so don’t hesitate to inform them when it’s your baby’s naptime, so that housekeeping does not disturb, or when you need extra towels or blankets or if you need recommendations for family friendly activities or restaurants.

Check out some of these family friendly events recommended by Regina tourism and Plan on a Family Outing in Saskatchewan’s Capital.

Families looking for where to stay in Regina can’t beat the Comfort Suites. Our oversized Double Queen suite offers a comfortable and spacious area for families with young children along with kitchen facilities, including fridge and microwave. Your older kids will also love our free hot breakfast buffet complete with bacon and waffles as well as our indoor waterpark with Kids Splash Zone and waterslide.