Travelling with a toddler may be very challenging but all hard work has well rewards right? In this article, we want you to understand that having a child doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to see and go places anymore. You can look at it as having a new travel buddy instead!
Here are some tips to make your travel experience easier:
Be prepared to sanitize
Going to different places also exposes your child to different things that they may touch (which is a part of their experience) or put in their mouth. Keep some sanitizers and wipes ready whenever needed. It is better to have it easily reachable for you.
Avoid shot schedules close to your travel date
Getting vaccinated gives you an immunity boost but having the side effects during travel may spin things in a difficult direction. You don’t want to have diaper blowouts and fever during your travel. If possible, book your routine vaccinations at least a week before you travel date.
Always pack extras
Toddlers always comes across different circumstances to mess up their clothes so think of having extra-EXTRA clothes with you. It may add to the baggage but it is better that having to carry around a toddler with destroyed clothes.
Be prepared for medical needs
Prepare a travel first aid kit that would cater issues from your headache to your toddler’s fever and boo boos. This will come really handy just in case your child feels a little bad or tripped while walking and got some scratches. With this, you surely can handle little emergencies.
Pack on snacks
Instead of having toys, it is better to keep your toddler busy with snacks! This trick makes your toddler forget how long he has been sitting already during a travel. Plus, a happy tummy means a happy baby!
These tips may sound simple but they are really useful when you have a kid. You have to keep in mind that they have way less patience than we do so keeping them calm and seating even for a 2 hour drive can be a huge challenge.
If travelling by land, you can bring some activity books of play dough that he can attend to while in the car seat. This will avoid meltdowns along the way.
If you plan to travel by air, you may want to get those night flight and bring his blanky with him so he can just sleep through the flight. Keeping a familiar item clos to your toddler would also make him feel familiar with the surroundings and have a better and restful sleep.
We hope we got you covered with these tips. Cheers to more happy travels!