Essentials to buy for first BabyBuy Essentials for the first baby
TWO SAFETY CLOSERS. 1x refrigerator latch. Four safety closures. PUT OTHER ITEMS INTO SOCKETS. A SLIDER-OUT. THAT' 1 FRENCH BOLT. TWO SAFETY CLOSERS. 1x sliding locking device (for locking cabinet handles and knobs). 1x refrigerator/freezer key (self-adhesive).
Prior to class
We thought we would help by emphasizing some things we should do beforehand and what we should have brought in the first meeting. You may also want to check with the swimming pools what their class rules are and whether you need to take any more with you. When you' re not sure, call the swimming pools.
Please use our check list below to make sure you have all the important information you need.
Infant nutrition, formulas and diapers in Porto
In Portugal, most Portuguese mothers choose to breast-feed and you will have no problems breast-feeding in front of the pub. The Continente Portugal is one of the biggest supermarket chains in Portugal that you will find in Albufeira and other major cities. Formulae are available in super markets and large chemists. Some of them contain baby milk from cows and gates distributed under the Nutrilon Portugal name.
In Portugal Aptamil milk is still available as Aptamil and you will find Aptamil 1, 2 and 3. As S-26 Gold 1, 2 and 3 (by Wyeth Nutrição) baby milk produced by Wyeth Nutrição is available and corresponds to 1, 2 and 3 Wyeth Nutrição milk produced by Wyeth Nutrição. You' ll also find these stamps for "hungry babies."
Keep in mind that the formulas you buy in Portugal may not be as tasty as those in the UK and Ireland, so if your baby is choosy or you think he won't get a new flavour, it's wiser to take the formulas with him. Frische Milch (leite pasteurizado) for baby is available in bigger super markets.
It is also widely used in super markets, but the UK and Irish makes are hard to find. Milupa baby mash and other Milupa groceries are available for purchase in Portugal. Glasses of baby nutrition are also available, but be careful that they may have a different flavour than the ones your baby is used to.
A lot of travelers say that the meal there isn't as good as what's available in the UK and Ireland, so if you're in doubt whether your kid will be eating it, it's wiser to take your own or prepare your own if you have a good meal in your cottage.
When you have a cuisine, you can take some Bio Boot, salt-free bouillon dice with you. Portugal's range of puréed fruits and yogurts should please your baby, and there are plenty of groceries and veggies to buy anywhere. They can also choose to carry a folding high chair that is easy to stow away.
A further possibility is to take sterilisation pills or microwaveable sterilisation pouches with you when you stay in a self-catering shelter. Napkins (Fraldas) are widely used in super markets and chemist's shops. There will also be small and large super markets where you can buy your own brand. Good first-aid kit is indispensable for any journey abroad.
Please click here for first-line help and how to handle small wounds, burnings and bitten yourself. In Portugal, the major worries for the children are the warm weather and speedy automobiles. Be sure to take all the normal precautions when driving your baby out in the heat of the day and be cautious near streets as automobiles have a tendency to move quite quickly.
The majority of apothecaries in Lisbon and the Algarve are good English speakers, and if your baby is not well, they may take you to a physician or clinic. Travellers from the UK and Ireland should make sure that you and each traveling member of your immediate family has either the European Medical Card or personal medical cover.
You can use this voucher to receive healthcare through the Portuguese government healthcare system. A British consulate also exists in Portamao in the Algarve, the adress is Edificio A Fabrica Avenida Guanaré, Portugal, phone +351 282 490 750. In Portugal it gets really warm in the summers, so if you can get a light towel, it will help your baby stay colder.
Gnat repellents, a gnat bandage and/or a gnat wristband are necessary in certain parts of Portugal, especially if your baby is out in the evening. Make sure you are bringing sunscreen for infants, many sunscreen makes cannot be used on infants under 6 month of age and it is therefore important to make sure your baby's epidermis is safe by protecting it from exposure to bright daylight.
Long -sleeved UV-protective bathing wear protects your baby in the pool. Be sure to take a coneflower for your baby as well, as their head can get burning very quickly. More information about how to keep your baby safe from the elements can be found here. In Portugal cabs have a safety harness in the back if you are planning to take your own vehicle safety harness, but this can be awkward and you can also rent a cab with a vehicle safety harness (see on the road).
The most good quality Portuguese hotel offers baby-sitting service with skilled baby-sitters, which are usually quite pricey.