Visiting Paris with Babies is a whole new experience
Paris was my first trip with in Europe with my daughter Havana when she was about 4 months old. However, our first trip with Havana (our daughter) was to Canada when she was only 2 1/2 months´ old.
While in Paris I noticed how advanced North America with everything related to Babies as they always have a baby change table or high chair in every single restaurant. It could just have to do with the fact that Europe is a lot older and they do not have the infrastructure, I am not sure. But after visiting Paris with our daughter I thought I would make a check list for myself for the next time we go back when our daughter is older.
Needless to say visiting Paris with a Baby can be very exhausting. We managed to have an incredible time but it is not as easy as we expected and also a reason why we started blogging to help improve other parents´ experiences.
I do not want to go into all of the details and write a book. That is not my intention. My intention is to provide a short list of things to know that will hopefully help you when traveling to Paris with a Baby.
Please find a few of our tips below, which will hopefully be of use to you:
Buy a travel pram/stroller or use your baby carrier.
- The restaurants and cafés are quite small so it would be hard to navigate with regular stollers such as Uppababy, Stokke,etc.
- There are a lot of steps and very few elevators so you would have to carry the pram up various flights of stairs.
- We also found it difficult to find baby change tables anywhere so there were times were we had to change our baby on the stroller and the travel stroller ´Mountain Buggy Nano´ we bought would lay flat so it was not too difficult to do.
- Mountain Buggy Nano and the Babyzen Yoyo are the best travel strollers in the market right now as they fold up to the size of a carry-on and can be taken onboard the plane.
- Please note you can legally use the baby carrier in the taxi and if you are in Paris for a short trip and taking a short taxi ride that was a good tip I got from one of my girlfriends. The baby carrier we used is the Ergobaby.
- The day you plan on going to Montmatre probably just use the baby carrier, because of all the cobblestone streets as well.
The Usual Tourist Spots
- Eiffel Tour
- Arc de Triomphe
- Notre Dame de Paris
- Louvre Museum
- Pont Alexandre III
- Jardin du Luxembourg
- Palace of Versailles
- Seine Cruise
If you love going to Museums, please note that all Museums are free on the first Sunday of the Month.