Travelling with toddlers and babies requires nothing short of military-style planning. We do everything we can to lighten the load and offer support wherever possible; from all the necessary baby equipment as standard, to tracking down organic babyfood or helping arrange medical back up.
Just packing and transporting all the necessary equipment for young children can be enough to put you off ever going on holiday. Some holiday companies hire out baby equipment – increasing holiday costs and administration time for you. By contrast every Toddler Holiday gîte contains all the baby equipment you’ll need as standard completely free of charge including:
- Sterilising unit
- Plastic plates, bowls, beakers
- High chair
- Hand blender
- Booster seat
- Cot Bedding
- Full size wooden cot
- Travel cot
- Baby monitor
- Change table
- Bed guard
- Baby bath
- Non-slip bath mat
- Toilet/sink step
- Toilet training seat
- Toys, DVDs
Domestic products and equipment:
All bed linen and towels are provided. We also provide domestic products such as loo roll, dishwasher powder, scourers etc and a small selection of store cupboard ingredients such as herbs, spices and oil.
Food and Formula
France is the world's largest consumer of pre-prepared babyfood so even your baby can enjoy the french culinary experience. From artichokes to aubergines you will find practically everything in purée form. There are also ready-meals for toddlers that are equally exciting although there's plenty of regular chicken and carrot combinations for picky eaters. Organic babyfood is available at the larger hypermarkets (Carrefour and Leclerc) and a hand-blender is provided if you want to take the DIY option.
A digital thermometer and standard children's medication for non-urgent cases is available on request. Doctor's appointments can be arranged and we can accompany you to translate if necessary.
Should you need it the french medical system is easily accessible. A doctor's apointment costs 20 euros and a home visit around 50 euros. Prescriptions are payable at full cost (and you will most definitely receive one as long as your arm if you see a doctor) so once again comprehensive travel insurance is a must.