Gearing up for a vacation with the kids? Take some simple measures to get you thinking and ready for a great vacation when traveling with children!
Traveling with children can be tough if you’re not well prepared but remember no-one knows your children better than you do so think about their unique needs and adjust for the vacation.
Traveling with Children: Think about where you are going!
This may seem like common sense but many people overlook it. Check the weather and decide on the necessities. Plan out what you expect to do and pack accordingly. When it comes to babies you need to plan on adjusting their daily routine so that it will function on vacation.
Travelling with Children: Bring the essentials
If you are planning time at the beach and/or taking adventurous tours be sure to bring suitable diapers such as Huggies’ Little Swimmers. For young children and babies having extra diapers is a must. Don’t be the parent who forgot and now realizes that you can’t change them for another 2 hours once the tour ends. That will be uncomfortable for the both of you and for everyone else when they start screaming.
Traveling with Children: Be well protected
This is a must! Make sure to not forget sunscreen. Young children are really susceptible to sun damage. Regardless of the child’s complexion make sure to reapply every couple of hours.
Traveling with Children: Flying
If you are a new parent or this is your first time traveling out of the country with your children remember that regardless of how young they are passports are…MANDATORY!
Now when it comes to in-flight entertainment, don’t forget to bring their favorite blanket or toy and load your phone or tablet with their favorite shows. There are been many studies regarding the development of children and the correlation with TV. Make sure you select shows which are specifically tailored for them and will keep them entertained. You can find a good selection of suitable shows HERE.
Is your baby still on the bottle? Well just like all airline liquid rules the bottle must be 3.4 ounces. Make sure to pay attention to this one because an oversight of a few ounces can be the difference between a happy baby and being “The Screaming Airplane Baby”.