As a working stay-at-home mother with 2 kids, I can say that I am well experienced when it comes to handling kids during travel. From my firstborn to my third, every trip, I have learned new tactics to every possible problem when traveling with children. Experience has taught me well. Traveling with children could be a hassle if we are not prepared for what we need to pack. Having one toddler during travel is already a challenge. What if you have 3 kids like me? Imagine how daunting it could be when all the kids are complaining. Or worse, one of the kids is lost because you are too busy with luggage handling. This predicament can be avoided if you follow the tips that I’m going to give you.
Tips for traveling with children:
Moms always bring all things that her baby and the kids might need during the trip. Mostly, we want to save money as much as we can and be sure that we have all we need. Right? I was like this on my first trip and learned that it was a hassle and just added stress. It is okay to bring what we think is essential, but packing wisely is a sure ball for A stress-free and hassle-free journey. For example, don’t bring 2 dozen diapers or many milk bottles because you can buy them when you reach your destination. Just bring enough to use during travel. Prioritise those that are really important. Do not forget to bring wet wipes, power banks, DVDs. Trust me, you will need it.
Book For Your Accommodation Wisely
Whether you are planning for a hotel stay or merely a vacation rental, always book in advance and take your time choosing the child-friendly place. Consider the location, especially if you are bringing a stroller for your baby. It is also better if it has a playground and the surrounding area is safe for kids.
Name Tags And Trackers
When you have more than one kid, mishaps are likely to happen. Imagine curious, wandering kids who got lost because you are too occupied with petty errands. Accidents might happen, but when it does, being prepared lowers your stress level. What you can do is to include your name and contact number on their wristbands or tags on their bags to prevent this from happening.
Always Bring Medications
As a mom, I always make sure that I will not get caught up in the last minute of an emergency. Bring medicine for seasickness, stomach ache, diarrhea, and fever, and first aid kit. Ensuring our children’s safety should always be our top priority.
Make A List Of Things That Could Go Wrong
Making a list of possible problems that you might encounter from the airport to your destination. If you are mentally prepared, what could go wrong?
Explain To Your Kids What To Expect
Kids are unpredictable. It is helpful if you tell them ahead of time what to expect during the vacation. Teach them the rules and safety measures while on travel. Also, explain to them the plans that you have in mind. In this way, they will not demand or rant if you will say no for a request.
These 6 tips sum up all the things that you need to know for a stress-free and safe journey with your kids. I have been there and see the challenge that we have to go through in making our children comfortable during the whole trip. If our kids are happy, so are we as doting parents. Enjoy your trip!