Start doing your research well in advance. Vaccinations for young ones may require multiple injections spaced a month apart.
Most travelling parents err on the side of extra caution when it comes to mosquitoes, bringing coils, nets and plenty of spray.
A pram isn't always handy negotiating the sandy and rutted streets. You may prefer to do as locals do and simply carry your child on your back.
Once you get over the logistical hurdles, you'll find The Gambia a warm and welcoming place for children. There's plenty to keep kids amused, from days on the beach or at the hotel pool to wildlife-watching on short excursions.