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How to survive trip to Rome with a baby

Traveling around the world with baby can be a tough challenge but we’ve always wanted to do that. We didn’t want to think that our little one will be an obstacle to travel, going out to restaurant, meeting with friends etc. Saying that having a baby could affect my career, trips, social life etc. is not for me. Of course I don’t want lie to you. My life is completely different now but it doesn’t mean worst. But OK we need to stick to our topic. I want to give you some tips how to explore Rome with a little baby and see as much as you can.

We spend there 4 days and saw the most important monuments. But to do that you need to leave the stroller at home and start practicing how to use carrier. It’s really hard to cross streets with cars parked on pedestrian crossing (I even don’t know how it’s possible:/). Anyway pavements are so narrow that most of the time you are walking on the street. Also main squares – piazzas are usually paved with brick or cobblestone so the ride is not really comfortable for baby. After all we decided to buy proper carrier to use it during our all future trips.

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It’s also really important to have changing mat with you. We found it really useful especially when we couldn’t find any toilet with baby changing unit. Once we had to change our son in his pram. Even on airport we had to do that between sinks.

I don’t know how it looks like with baby formula because we took a can with us. But if your baby is eating solid food there is not a big range of it. In Carrefour we saw only Italian brand- Plasmon jar which were quite expensive. For two little jars (80ml) you have to pay about 2,80€. Anyway it was hard to know what you buying because there was no English on the label. Fortunately we found nestle fruit pouches (90ml) for 1€. I said fortunately because I was able to understand that was made in from 100% of fruits:D

OK that’s about most basic things now we can talk about exploring the city. First of all to enjoy your trip you need to planning ahead. Before your departure check in Internet what do you want to see and how long it will take. We decided to spend our first day in Vatican. Second day we were in Forum Romanum and Pantheon. Third day we left for Colloseum, Fontana di Trevi and Spanish steps. Last day we decided to go again to Vatican and see the view from the Dome.

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If you really want to go somewhere with stroller do that when you visiting Colloseum because they have lifts. I really would not do that in Forum Romanum. We did it ant it was a madness. Never, ever again 🙂 There is a lot of brick, holes, stairs and no lifts. What is really worth to know when you going to Vatican Museum family with kids are not waiting in a ques. The same with St. Peter’s Basilica (we were with a stroller and there was a different queue to cloakroom where we had to leave the stroller what was good because we didn’t wait in loooong
queue).

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Now a little bit about ticket prices. You don’t pay for visiting St. Peter’s Basilica but if you want to check view from the Doom you need to pay 8€ for lift+stairs or 6€ for stairs. And once again if you are with baby take your carrier and a lift:) Vatican Museum cost 16€ for adult. To see Colloseum, Forum Romanum and Palatine hill you can buy one ticket which is valid for two days. The price for all is 12€.
If you are going to Rome and have some questions please feel free to ask in comments:)

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66 Comments

  • Reply Left Back

    I love Rome it’s a great city #twinklytuesday

    29 November 2016 at 22:59
  • Reply Frances Thompson

    Some really helpful tips, thank you for sharing! I travelled to Rome during my European travels pre-husband and babies and just adored it. I could have carried on exploring for days and days. A magical place. #TwinklyTuesday

    30 November 2016 at 11:38
  • Reply Tyler

    Oh my gosh you are my hero I could barely handle traveling in Europe alone! Thanks for this post! I’m going to send it to my best friend who just had a baby for future reference 🙂

    30 November 2016 at 21:07
  • Reply Aish Das-Padihari

    We went to London, Vienna and Prague with a 4 year old and it was amazing.

    30 November 2016 at 21:48
  • Reply Sandra Crespo

    Love this! I love the fact that you don’t let baby stop you! We travel full time in our RV and we have two little ones but I feel it adds to our fun and crazy adventure!!! Keep them coming this was awesome!

    30 November 2016 at 22:42
  • Reply Amber Myers

    Good to know! I want to visit Rome someday.

    1 December 2016 at 02:11
  • Reply kimberly C

    Yup traveling with a baby is tough. Went to Holland with a 2 year old and let’s just say, the plane flight there was epic. 😉

    1 December 2016 at 04:16
  • Reply Jane Porterfield

    I can’t imagine exploring any large center with a baby, let alone an ancient city with roads that are in bad shape and sidewalks that aren’t wide enough. I applaud your courage and I’m envious that you’ve gotten the opportunity to visit such an historic city.

    1 December 2016 at 04:29
    • Reply ohmummymia

      now we know what to expect next time:) carrier is a must because of that roads and sidewalks

      3 December 2016 at 21:20
  • Reply Eleanor

    Great tips, and cute photos – I want more!

    1 December 2016 at 05:23
  • Reply Meeta

    We were in Rome for 5 days with the family and friends. I love Rome and have been there often but the first time with my son (14)! We had 3 teenagers with us so it was quite interesting planning a trip with that age too. Your tips here are valuable!

    1 December 2016 at 08:07
    • Reply ohmummymia

      thank you very much:) /i bet it was interesting:D

      3 December 2016 at 21:19
  • Reply Laura

    Maybe pack some food next time. Might be easier if you’re particular about the ingredients. We loved Rome.

    1 December 2016 at 10:06
    • Reply ohmummymia

      I love that place as well. Maybe next time I will take some food

      3 December 2016 at 21:18
  • Reply Enricoh Alfonzo

    Se manifique! brilliant insight and travel wisdom shared here. Very cute baby

    1 December 2016 at 10:43
    • Reply ohmummymia

      thank you very much:)

      3 December 2016 at 21:17
  • Reply Obsessivemom

    What a valuable post. We visited Rome long ago – before the twins came along. Travelling became so difficult after that. It was only much later, after they turned about 4 that we could do it again. I love your spirit. #mg

    1 December 2016 at 11:15
    • Reply ohmummymia

      I can imagine that with twins it’s quite tough. It’s not easy even with one baby but it’s worth it:)

      3 December 2016 at 21:17
  • Reply Sonya Kolodziejska

    It’s nice that you’re able to do that. I personally wouldn’t enjoy it and like routine with my kids. So our holidays are very different now.

    1 December 2016 at 11:25
  • Reply Jenni Petrey

    Travelling is always fun, throw in a baby or children and it makes it very interesting. We went to Singapore when my daughter was 2 and a half and it was so much fun.

    1 December 2016 at 13:19
    • Reply ohmummymia

      wow Singapore:) that’s awesome:) We will be visiting Europe and than will see

      3 December 2016 at 21:16
  • Reply Elizabeth O.

    I used to avoid travelling with my twins when they were babies just because of the stress! It’s never easy but it’s always worth it! Great tips!

    1 December 2016 at 14:12
    • Reply ohmummymia

      oh yest it’s worth it but yes with twins can be a little bit tough:D

      3 December 2016 at 21:15
  • Reply ellie

    Rome is such a beautiful city! I’m so glad that you got to enjoy it with minimal stress, great tips for travelling with the little ones.

    1 December 2016 at 15:22
    • Reply ohmummymia

      yest it’s really beautiful place:)

      3 December 2016 at 21:15
  • Reply Carol Cassara

    That sounds like a lot of fun! I’ve honestly never traveled with a baby before so I can only imagine what it’s like!

    1 December 2016 at 15:27
    • Reply ohmummymia

      it’s not so bad if you will prepare everything and planning is really important

      3 December 2016 at 21:14
  • Reply five little doves

    I would love to go to Rome but with four children I think I’ll give it a miss until they are a little older! it does look amazing though! Thank you for linking with #kcacols

    1 December 2016 at 18:06
    • Reply ohmummymia

      give them a chance maybe they will behave as a little angels:D

      3 December 2016 at 21:12
  • Reply Fatima Torres

    I’ve always wondered what it would be like to travel overseas with our little ones. I recently flew to my hometown to visit family and friends with our youngest and it was tough. Not the baby, but how uncomfortable it is for small children to have to roam around the airport in your arms.

    1 December 2016 at 19:10
    • Reply ohmummymia

      I will be visiting my family on Christmas and I will be alone without my husband so probably it will be very tough:P

      3 December 2016 at 21:11
  • Reply Amanda

    Great tips!! we were actually hoping to go to Rome here in a few years, which will be right around the time when baby #2 is hopefully here so i appreciate the post!

    1 December 2016 at 21:15
    • Reply ohmummymia

      remember about carrier! it’s really something which you will need there

      3 December 2016 at 21:10
  • Reply Laura

    I’d LOVE to go to Rome! Some great tips here thank you for sharing xx #FriYAYLinky

    1 December 2016 at 23:06
    • Reply ohmummymia

      you welcome! 🙂 it’s really nice place to visit

      3 December 2016 at 21:09
  • Reply A Cornish Mum

    I would so love a holiday right now! Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix

    Stevie x

    1 December 2016 at 23:12
    • Reply ohmummymia

      thanks for stopping by 🙂

      3 December 2016 at 21:08
  • Reply CourtneyLynne

    Omg fabulous photos!!!! I would love to travel to Rome one day!!! I’ve been traveling with my daughter since she was a month old. I’m
    Convinced as long as you pack and prepare properly, easy traveling with kids

    1 December 2016 at 23:39
    • Reply ohmummymia

      yes I think the same planning and packing it’s really imporatnt

      3 December 2016 at 21:08
  • Reply Jill Conyers

    We have always traveled with our kids. Even when they were very young.

    2 December 2016 at 00:32
    • Reply ohmummymia

      That’s awesome! I think kids are not a problem

      3 December 2016 at 21:07
  • Reply Ashlea

    Y’all look like you had fun still though. These are great tips. I always say you can travel with a little one just takes tad more planningm

    2 December 2016 at 04:30
    • Reply ohmummymia

      that’s true there is no fun without planning:P

      3 December 2016 at 21:07
  • Reply Kerry

    I’ve not made it to Rome yet, but I hope to go there someday, maybe with the kiddos #KCACOLS

    2 December 2016 at 06:52
    • Reply ohmummymia

      it’s really beautiful place and worth to see

      3 December 2016 at 21:06
  • Reply Adventures of Mummy and Me

    Great tips! Rome is a place I’ve always wanted to go, but the idea of taking a toddler with all that walking and uneven roads etc. Does put me off. I’d definitely be relying on a carrier I think! #KCACOLS

    2 December 2016 at 13:55
    • Reply ohmummymia

      oh yes carrier is something everyone should have if want to travel with kids

      3 December 2016 at 21:05
  • Reply victoria

    What a great tips, I haven’t try to travel with our kids, this holiday is the first time that we are traveling with our kids.

    2 December 2016 at 16:46
    • Reply ohmummymia

      I bet it’s something you will love:D it will be crazy but you will:P

      3 December 2016 at 21:04
  • Reply Bill S

    These are amazing tips!! I would love a trip to Rome, everything there is amazing looking!!

    2 December 2016 at 19:30
    • Reply ohmummymia

      oh yest it is! beautiful place

      3 December 2016 at 21:04
  • Reply Hey Sharonoox

    This is such a useful tips. Reminds me of the time I travel with my kid when he was 8 months old. It was quite a challenge with great experience of course.

    2 December 2016 at 21:30
    • Reply ohmummymia

      thanks for stopping by and your comment

      3 December 2016 at 21:03
  • Reply Mackenzie Glanville

    Oh how I long to visit Italy, Australia feels so far from so many wonderful countries, we planned on going next year but now hubby has taken a new job and we have to change our plans, so sad, but great about his job so i can’t complain. Great post though and great advice #mg

    3 December 2016 at 05:18
    • Reply ohmummymia

      I need to say that was my second time in Rome and I don’t mind to go there once again I hope you will get your chance as well

      3 December 2016 at 21:02
  • Reply Rosey

    We have done Europe with babies. I don’t mind. Any chance to visit is a-okay by me. 🙂

    3 December 2016 at 14:26
    • Reply ohmummymia

      we are planning to see much more places with our little one:)

      3 December 2016 at 21:01
  • Reply Random Musings

    I adore Rome – it’s one of my favourite cities. I wouldn’t like to tackle the crazy roads with a buggy though!
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK
    Debbie

    3 December 2016 at 18:36
    • Reply ohmummymia

      thanks for reading it and your comment

      3 December 2016 at 21:00
  • Reply Carol Cameleon

    Great tips and tricks here. Our daughter is 7 but definitely worth knowing about the narrow streets and cobble stones for those with babies. #bloggerclubuk

    4 December 2016 at 21:30
  • Reply The Mum Reviews

    These tips will be very useful to someone who wants to take a baby to Rome. Not good that there aren’t many changing places! But I’ve always wanted to go to Rome. Luckily, my kids aren’t babies anymore! #kcacols

    4 December 2016 at 22:13
  • Reply Catie (An Imperfect Mum)

    Brilliant tips for anyone travelling with a baby and I so admire you for not letting it stop you. I’d love to visit Rome and you have awakened that desire now! Thank you for linking up to #EatSleepBlogRT

    5 December 2016 at 15:11
  • Reply Tracey Bowden

    Lovely photos. I’m sure this will be useful for parents visiting Rome some brilliant tips and it looks like a lovely place too. I have always wanted to visit #kcacols

    6 December 2016 at 23:01
  • Reply Mummy Fever

    Thanks for linking to #sharewithme with some great tips. We haven’t been to Rome but we do love to travel with our 4 children and have always done that.

    7 December 2016 at 00:19
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  • Reply Agness of Run Agness Run

    These tips were very useful. I hope they’ll help to my friend and her little baby, thanks for sharing!

    26 February 2017 at 00:18
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