To be honest, this trip came very suddenly and at first I said we couldn’t go to New York with a little baby of 14 months, that idea seemed just crazy. I knew what it meant to be in a city like New York, and as much as I knew where I was going, I was just scared – it wasn’t just me now, I have baby with me! What if she gets sick, what if they steal it from me (it may seem ridiculous, but that thought was in my head too). Because, let’s be real – New York, absolutely everything is possible there! The husband was supposed to be at work all day, which means that it would be just the baby and I, from early morning to 6 in the afternoon, every day, all day, 5 days a week. This means that I have to make sure that there are 3 healthy meals, and snacks, that she uses up the excess energy that she has, which means that I have to find a safe place where I will let her run, get out, be in the fresh air, and sleeps well too during the day. A bunch of thoughts went through my head, first the worst, what if I was robbed while walking around the city, what if the food I was preparing wouldn’t suit her, what if our suitcases don’t come with our plane and we lose all the baby stuff. While walking through the city I didn’t have the ability to make calls from my cell phone at any time, only when I connected to Wi-Fi somewhere. So if something went wrong, I wouldn’t be able to call my husband right in the moment. The fact – that I was relying solely on myself, and that for all the good or the bad that happens, I am responsible for it, made me distraught. Can I do that? Oh yes, I can. I decided I could. Because realistically, New York, New York should not be missed! The love of travel and what it brings us and the way they build me and my family every time we go somewhere is priceless. I never went on a journey with greater fear than I did then. I actually never went with any fear of the road. This journey has definitely moved the boundary of the unknown and has definitely proved to me what I did not believe in myself, which is that I will be able to pursue that path, that we will create unforgettable memories, that we will become an even more connected like family. From this time and this trip I came back as a totally different person. I write this post for all those who are afraid to travel with their babies, who think that it is harmful for babies, that it does not make sense because babies will not remember it. Only positive things come after the trip, my people, memories, adventures, experiences, expanding vision, to feel how different cultures relate to your child… and I could list forever. But I won’t, so I’ll start with specific tips from my experience on how to prepare for the perfect family trip to New York with your baby.