Traveling is an enlightening and eye-opening experience for children of all ages. However, we all know and probably experienced that it has some difficulties. There are some specific strategies when it comes to how to handle children and make them enjoy the holiday. Here are some advices about how to travel with children!
Be realistic about what you can do with your children at your holiday. You might like exploring a city by walking but remember that children get tired so easy. Staying at one place is always a good idea since they can’t keep up with your pace.
Don’t plan too much activities in one day.Kids get bored very easily so save your activities, have plenty of them in your hands.Put sleep and snack times into your daily plan. Don’t forget that nothing can be as planned if you’re travelling with kids! So being flexible is the best option.
Be Prepared For The Flight
A large baby bag full of diapers, snacks and blankets is an essential part of moms travel plans. Make sure you have lots of games, books and toys to entertain little ones. Besides all of these, don’t forget to carry a bottle or pacifier to equalize ear pressure when flying.
Keep Them Comfy
Children can be unhappy when they are not dressed properly. Air conditioning in the plane can maket hem feel cold, so the best option is soft and comfy clothes. If you are planning a long flight, pyjamas can be your child’s best friend. While in the airplane, have your child drink from its bottle during take-off and landing. Avoid long excursions in cars or buses, particularly in very hot climates.
Pack as light as you can when you are traveling with kids. Parents make long check lists when they are packing but selecting versatile and color coordinating pieces is better than fully packed luggage. Dress your child preferably in lightweight, easy-to-wash, permeable clothing (cotton, linen…). Children can sometimes be very demanding when it comes to new toys and clothes. Make sure that you have left some empty space in the luggage fort he extra.
Protect your child from the sun
Keep him/her in a shady, well-ventilated place. Give him/her plenty of water to drink and have them wear a sun hat, sun block and appropriate clothing. You should not expose a child less than six months of age to the sun.
Don’t forget insects
Never allow your child to walk barefoot, particularly on sand or humid ground, as these surfaces can contain animal droppings, larva, insects, waste or rubbish. Be sure your child wears appropriate “beach” shoes.