Vacation with toddler? To Taiwan?? Challenge accepted!
We made it on 14-22 Oct, our first overseas vacation with our 13 month old!
Excited to go on her first trip overseas!
We took a Malindo Air flight which took about 4.5 hours to reach Taoyuan International Airport. Highly not recommended as they messed up our flight booking and we had to sit separately from my parents even though we paid for our seats and checked in super early!
Taiwan is super breastfeeding friendly. There are nursing rooms everywhere (well, most places), even in farms. I’ve used them in the airport, Sun Moon Lake, some private farm which I forgot its name, and museums.
Some pictures of the nursing rooms I’ve used. Most of them are very well equipped, with water dispenser, changing area and all.
Some places in Taiwan, however, are not very toddler friendly. While most places provide high chairs and kid friendly utensils, some places don’t and T had to just sit on a normal adult chair and eat with my chopsticks/spoon.
She had adult food most of the time too. I try not to give her anything too salty, though.
Taiwan also has a good selection of non dairy milk, like oatmilk and rice milk, which I could give T as she’s allergic to cow’s milk.
T loved the animals most in Taiwan. I guess the highlight of the trip for her was meeting all the dogs everywhere (Taiwan is super dog friendly, people bring their dogs everywhere!) and meeting the animals in the farms that we visited, especially the sheep and goats!
Overall, we loved Taiwan but the trip was too short to enjoy everything! Plus it’s super tiring bringing along a hyperactive toddler who was cranky at times. It’s quite difficult not knowing how to read Chinese too as everything in Taiwan is in Chinese! I hope T will enter a Chinese school when she’s older and perhaps further her studies in Taiwan one day. Then maybe I can go visit her every year hahahahha!! Wishful thinking.