Travelling to a foreign city or country is not holiday when you’re travelling with kids. Not only do you have to pack everything properly (yes, everything), but you have to know your battlefield. Where are you go going? Who should you call in case of emergencies? What shots do they need before coming to Bali? Where should you stay? What activities will the kids love? Where’s the best kids club? Well, we have the complete guide for you…
ALL ABOUT VACCINES
There are long list of problems and health issues that can turn your holiday into a nightmare. Thank God for vaccines, because vaccines are an easy way to make travel with children safer and less worrisome. There are two types of vaccines; routine vaccines and the reccommended vaccines.
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.
When visiting in Bali, or Indonesia in general, these are the reccommended vaccines you can take as noted by CDC. However, please take into consideration on the age of your kids and the period of time to give the vaccines. Here are some of them:
1. Hepatitis A
We recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Indonesia, regardless of where you are eating or staying. Treatment to be started one week before arriving.
Note: This vaccine should not be given to children younger than 1 year.
You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in Indonesia. We recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.
Note: Injectable typhoid vaccine can be given to children 2 years old or older. Oral typhoid vaccine can be given to children 6 years old or older.
3. Hepatitis B
You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so we recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures. Treatment to be started four weeks before arriving.
4. Japanese Encephalitis
You may need this vaccine if your trip will last more than a month, depending on where you are going in Indonesia and what time of year you are traveling. You should also consider this vaccine if you plan to visit rural areas in Indonesia or will be spending a lot of time outdoors, even for trips shorter than a month. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans. Treatment to be started four weeks before arriving.
When traveling in Indonesia, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria. You may need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria, depending on your travel plans, such as where you are going, when you are traveling, and if you are spending a lot of time outdoors or sleeping outside. Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling. For more information on malaria in Indonesia, see malaria in Indonesia.
Note: Ask your doctor what the best medicines to prevent malaria in children are.
Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Indonesia, so if you’re doing activities that put you and your kids at risk for animal bites in your holiday ittenerary this shot is reccommended. This is especially important when you’re with children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.
7. Yellow Fever
There is no risk of yellow fever in Indonesia. The government of Indonesia requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission. Treatment to be started 10 days before arriving.
Note: This vaccine should not be given to children younger than 6 months and only with caution to children aged 6–8 months.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
Nobody ever asks something bad to happen. But when it does, here’s the number you can count on. We seperate them based on the location, so you can get the fastest and the best help in the island.
KUTA | 24h Emergency Assistance BIMC Kuta
Phone: +62361 761 263
NUSA DUA | 24h Emergency Assistance BIMC Nusa Dua
Phone: +62361 3000 911
CANGGU | Siloam Hospitals Canggu Emergency Department
Phone: +62361 934 8888
DENPASAR | Bali Royal Hospital Emergency
Phone: +62361 247 499
UBUD | Ubud Clinic 24 Hours Medical & Lab Services
Phone: +62361 974 911
TABANAN | Kasih Ibu Hospital Emergency
Phone: +62361 300 5757 / +628113886668
OTHERS | For non-health needs
Don’t forget to add the area code:
+62361 South Bali | +62362 North Bali | +62363 East Bali | +62365 West Bali | +62368 Bedugul.
Main Emergency (911): 112
Fire Department: 113
Search & Rescue: 111/115/151
BABY EQUIPMENT RENTAL
Travelling with kids are tough, even more so if you’re travelling with a baby. However, we are living in a modern world where convenience is on the tip of your fingers. There’s no need for you to rent a cargo filled with your baby’s equipments. You can simply rent it. Here’s some of the best baby service and rentals.
BABY SERVICE BALI
Contact: +62851 0001 6930
Whether you are looking for a stroller, a car seat, a cot or perhaps just some toys to keep the youngest member of your family occupied – we can fulfill all their little heart’s desires. The products offered by Baby Service Bali are strictly selected and checked to ensure children’s safety and well-being. They are always delivered in the best condition and disinfected with products suitable for children’s use.
we provide you with trusted brand name baby equipment delivered straight to your door. All will be ready for your arrival. A rental service for quality and safe baby equipment to take the hassle out of travelling and to make your holiday an enjoyable experience. Cleanliness is our #1 priority and we use various methods (disinfection, steam cleaning or washing machine ) to keep equipment germ free. Their services includes pool fences, mini muncher and babysitting.
BALI BABY HIRE
Contact: +628980706460 or +6285935110301
We stock only high quality brand named products that you are familiar with that are clean, safe and comfortable. Our wide range of baby equipment will make life as easy for you on your holiday in Bali just as it would be in your home. Items such as portacots, car seats, car booster seats, strollers, prams, high chairs, bathtubs, safety bed rails, safety gates, baby monitors, fun toys as well as Babysitting service, airport transfers and tours available with car seats fitted… all this and so much more are all available to you! All portacots come complete with a baby care bedding package that includes bottom and top sheets, blanket and mosquito net and an extra comfy mattress.
Contact: +62821 4480 3770
All rentals booked online have a 10% discount on rental fees for rental periods >7 days, and rental periods >14 days attract a 20% discount on daily rental fees. Contact us if your rental is >1 month for a 30% discount. In most cases the item you see is what you will receive, however colour may be different. For some items (travel cots for example) we have multiple brands, but we ensure all products conform to the description offered including features and inclusions. We test all equipment for proper function to ensure you receive fully working equipment.