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SAN FRANCISCO/This Victorian apartment in the vibrant Duboce Triangle district is a great spot for families visiting San Francisco, just below the insanely hilly slopes of Buena Vista, so thankfully manageable with a stroller. Explore the city’s art galleries, museums and fantastic restaurants and introduce your baby to city culture. The 14th Street Residence, San Francisco | Sleeps 4 adults, 1 toddler and 1 baby | From $400 per night
NORTH FORK, LONG ISLAND/This pretty shingle-clad house with a grassy garden is just outside Greenport village in a lovely area for a family vacation by the coast. Offering plenty of peace and quiet plus easy access to beaches and restaurants, it has a crib and full kitchen so you can make fuss-free baby and toddler meals, and makes a great home-from-home for a first trip away. The 6th Street Residence, North Fork | Sleeps up to 8 plus a baby | From $400 per night
PARIS CANAL ST MARTIN/ It’s the most desirable destination for BoBo (= bohemian + bourgeois) parents in Paris right now. Join them pushing strollers along the canal, browsing galleries and relaxing in pavement cafes. This fun family house is set up for young families and has a crib plus plenty of toys and games. The Pierre Levee Residence, Paris | Sleeps up to 7 plus a baby | From €350 per night
TUSCANY/There’s a reason why Tuscany tops Europe’s favorite family travel destination lists: its irresistible combination of sunshine, history, food and gelato. Add a baby carrier and walk ancient cobbled streets, eat the freshest of fresh pasta and explore vineyards and hilltop towns. This apartment is in a family estate with pools and playgrounds; cribs and high chairs are provided along with wooden toys, books, Lego, Playmobil and more. The Monache Residence, Tuscany | Sleeps up to 5 + 2 babies | From €227 per night
NEW BABY TRAVEL TIPS ● It’s usually free to travel with under 2s on a parent’s lap. Travel with babies is easiest before they start crawling. ● Book a bassinet in advance if you’re flying long haul – they are first come, first served ● Pack wipes, diapers, changes of clothes for you and the baby and extra food/milk in your inflight bag – so you’re prepared for mid air spit ups and airport delays ● If you can manage with just a baby carrier on a vacation trip, so much the better. It saves a lot of effort lugging a stroller up and down stairs and along sandy beaches ● Book somewhere to stay in the heart of the city or area you’re visiting to make lunchtime nap time easy to accommodate ● Wherever you go in the world, there will be a store selling essential baby items. To cut down on your luggage, take as many diapers as you’ll need for 2 days then buy the rest there.
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