Hi. I'm looking for advice. My husband and I love to travel but have been laying pretty low the past year since becoming pregnant and having a baby. We will be traveling to Indonesia this September 2013 and want to make sure we plan it right for our baby.
We typically don't "plan" so to speak. My husband and I are the type of travelers who book the first night and last night of our holiday and figure the middle out as we go....and were typically "flashpackers"....not into sharing a room but enjoy family run boutique hotels that are fairly off the grid and fit nicely into our budget. If we end up not liking the place we just move on. Same goes for the island or the city we end up in. I have a feeling we need to have a slightly different itinerary with our child in tow so I'm hoping some friendly people on travelfish have advice for us.
My baby is still breastfed but by 8mos I will have him on a few solids. I can bring cereal and packaged food with me but is it safe for him to eat the fruit, bath in the water etc? We never worried about food for ourselves, typically still brush our teeth in local water when traveling, ate street food etc but I would die if he got sick so I need to be more cautious. Also, he will be too young for DEET or malaria pills....also too young for thyroid fever or japanese encephalitis vaccines. Are there places in Indonesia where I wont have to worry about these illnesses so much? When we were in Thailand I saw young children traveling all over. I imagine Indonesia is similar.
Are there places you would recommend? Boutique hotels or accommodations that are more baby friendly? I'm posting this under Jimbaran because the sound of pop up fresh fish stands on the beach sound amazing but we are willing to explore anywhere in Indonesia.
Thanks for your help!!