Holiday time is sometimes perceived as a nightmare for parents as they are worried how to travel with children: their accommodations, children’s behavior, and of course a baggage. Some even stay at home instead of travelling, but you must admit that it is not the solution to the problem.
If you are new parents, there is a way how to enjoy your travelling. We created a special article dedicated to best vacations with toddlers just for you.
Family vacations with small children
The primary thing you need to do is to take some precautions and plan the vacation properly. Holiday is a time when you should relax and spend some quality time with your better half. Planning ahead can save you both time and money.
Here are some useful tips that may help you:
Prepare luggage in advance. Consider 10 days before departure as a day when all your luggage is prepared. Definite must-haves in your luggage:
- Vacation with baby: travel cot, bottle warmer, at least 2-3 outfits for each day, the same goes with clothing for older children
- Travel with children: a thermos (choose the size of it according to how many children you have)
- Cosmetic products: soap, cologne, sunscreen, wipes (the more the better), moisturizer, shampoo
- Towels, comb, diapers, bibs, toothbrush
- At least 3 toys and 2 books for every child
- Medikit: analgesics, hydrogen peroxide, antipyretic drugs, bandages, scissors, gauze, cotton, vitamins, antipyretic drugs
- Documentation: Social Security Cards or private health insurance, vaccination of children according to the country you are travelling to
Travelling by car
Do not be afraid of car travels with children. Just take water, wipes, something to eat and couple of toys to distract the child whenever he/she is awake. Do not forget to heal nausea beforehand if your child suffers from it.It is necessary to make stops every two hours: stretch your legs and get a little exercise. Clean the air in the car if you are using air conditioning. And it is advisable to leave as soon as possible when children are still sleeping.
Turn traveling by car into an adventure for your children: sing with them or play riddles.
It is very convenient to travel by air with children: take your baby food and clothing, if necessary. Do not forget to consult pediatrician in case if child has an ear infection. Many airlines provide interesting games for children and seats are furnished for the transportation of cots if you choose to travel with children up to 2 years old.
Travel by train
Children adore trains and travelling by train. They have more freedom to move around and play especially if there is a possibility to sleep in the train.
Travel with children, accommodations
One of the major problems that families face is how to find the best accommodation. Actually, there are many ways to solve this issue, for example:
- Rent apartments or houses in case if you are on a vacation with baby.
- Kids love camping and you can try it if your child is more than 3 years old.
- Stay in hotels. However, if the family is large, it would be difficult to hold together. Still some hotels propose locations for large families and offer tourism options.
- Ask travel agent for help. He/she can propose you an ideal package for a family vacation.
That’s it for now, hope our tips on best vacations with toddlers will come handy next time you travel with children.