Before you leave home: * If you have children younger than age three, consider a safer travel destination. * Visit your child's healthcare provider or (preferably) a travel clinic to discuss the prevention and treatment of travelers' diarrhea, as well as other travel-related illnesses. * Purchase an anti-bacterial hand sanitizer liquid or gel to disinfect hands when soap and water are not available. Also purchase an anti-fungal cream or ointment such as Lotrimin AF, as yeast infections contribute to many diaper rashes. * If you are traveling to an area where safe, potable water is not readily available, make sure you have the means to purify water to make it safe to drink. * If you have an infant still on bottle formula feedings and you are only planning a short trip, consider taking ready-to-feed formula with you. Foods to avoid include raw and undercooked meats and fish, (especially raw shellfish which may cause hepatitis A as well as travelers' diarrhea), reheated foods, unpasteurized dairy products such as milk, ice cream, butter and cheese, raw and undercooked eggs, custards and mayonnaise.