Just starting to have a little think about a break for the three of us once baby arrives next year. I was thinking of a Loch Lomond cottage with plenty of walking, but now wondering if we will just want to completely relax and lounge about.
We live in the midlands and can get to most major uk airports quite easily, but we're equally happy to do a uk break in the car.
All ideas welcome though we cannot afford to do long haul at the moment.
Sounds like a good plan to me. 3-6 months is a good age to travel, before they are mobile! At that age mine hated being in the car for more than about 20 minutes, but if you can do the driving at nap time/night time it should work. A sling or carrier for the walks would be useful.
We took DD away around that age for the first time (to Madeira) and it was great. She was in a bit of a routine then so we were getting sleep, she napped loads in the day and in the evening generally slept through dinner and the odd time she didn't was happy to sit on our lap watching the world go by. It was an ideal age!
I'd say this is probably your last trip before they're mobile. They won't care where they are to be honest but a baby carrier is probably a good option so they can see what's going on. Use this as an opportunity to go somewhere you'd like to see, as future holidays will have your child's needs in mind. City breaks are difficult with kids who are too young to walk everywhere but too old to be content in a pushchair all day so maybe a european city you've always wanted to visit? Verona and Innsbruck are quite chilled out for example.
Yes, 3 months is pretty portable, main requirements are that age are feeding and nappy changing! However if you don't need to book this far in advance you could consider booking a last minute deal when you know how you feel nearer the time. If you have an easy going, frequently napping baby you can book an adventure, but if you have a non-napping variety, or reflux to deal with, then you might prefer a break closer to home. Immunisations are at 8,12 and 16 weeks if I recall rightly (for what it's worth...)