Sep 12, 2018

Hotel Guide: 6 Tips to Help You When Travelling With Infants

Don't forget to pack special diapers for your little swimmer when staying at our Medicine Hat hotel with a pool

Don't forget to pack special diapers for your little swimmer when staying at our Medicine Hat hotel with a pool

Many parents perish the thought of travelling with their infant children, but there is no reason to leave your babes in arms when staying at hotels in Medicine Hat, Canada. Follow our tips and tricks to help you prepare and pack for baby, and know what to ask and look for when booking your Medicine Hat hotel.

1. Read Medicine Hat Hotel Reviews

When looking for places to stay in Medicine Hat, it doesn’t hurt to see what other families have to say on review sites such as TripAdvisor. Medicine Hat hotels that offer smoke-free, quiet and comfortable family-friendly suites will help alleviate a lot of the stress that can come with travelling with a tot.

2. Look for Medicine Hat Accommodations with Suites

Instead of a standard room, it helps to look for a choice hotel that offers family suites with kitchen facilities such as a fridge and microwave. This is especially beneficial when needing to store and heat up bottles or to prepare food.

3. Pack the Essentials, Plus Extras

Besides the obvious baby items you’ll need such as a car seat, stroller, diapers, wipes, clothes, bibs, bottles/sippy cups, soothers, blankets, toys, and snacks, you should also consider packing some of these helpful items:

  • A playpen or portable infant bed
  • Swim diapers when staying at a Medicine Hat hotel with pools
  • A changing pad to place under baby during diaper changes
  • Plastic bags for soiled diapers, clothes and blankets
  • Sling or front carrier so you can be hands-free when travelling through the airport or while shopping
  • Nightlight for those late-night feeds

4. Find Out Where the Closest Shopping Centre is

With the multitude of things you have to remember when travelling with a baby, there is no need to panic if you forget to pack extra diapers or prefer not to lug jars of baby food or formula with you on the plane or in the car. By staying at a hotel near the Medicine Hat Mall, you can easily visit the drug store or supermarket and be back in your suite before feeding time.

5. Use the Hotel’s Housekeeping and Concierge Services

Want little Johnny or Jenny to sleep without distraction? Do you require extra towels or need laundry services? Are you looking to dine in for the evening? Don’t be afraid to contact the hotel’s front desk for anything you may require to make your family’s stay more comfortable. This can include rescheduling housekeeping around your baby’s naptime or finding out how to order restaurant food delivery to your suite.

6. Go Out and See the Sights

There is no need to stay locked up in your hotel suite when travelling with infants. Why not start your day at a Medicine Hat hotel with breakfast and pack up a picnic to take a walk in some of Medicine Hat’s beautiful parks or wander around Medicine Hat’s historic clay district at Medalta.

For more family-friendly activities, read our Medicine Hat Hotel Guide: Upcoming Kid-Friendly Events in Medicine Hat.

The Comfort Inn and Suites is rated as one of the top hotels in Medicine Hat for family-friendly accommodations. Our well-appointed suites come with amenities such as microwave and fridge and offer plenty of space for a playpen and change area for your baby. Families also appreciate our central location next to the Medicine Hat Mall and numerous parks and attractions.