For many parents, travelling with their kids, particularly when they’re still infants and toddlers can be overwhelming though. Yet, the truth is having babies is not the end of your travelling days.
You can still travel the world and see new and exciting places. While travelling with babies can be admittedly challenging, the good news is it can be done, and with little to no fuss on their part. Here are a few tips to help you and the kids travel and have fun in the process.
Prepare for Adequate Feeding
One of the easiest ways to keep your baby and/or toddler calm and satisfied on your trip is to make sure that you have adequate food for them. So make sure that you pack all the food they’ll need for the duration of your stay.
If that seems a bit much, pack some for a few days, then look up retail stores or malls at your travel destination to see if they have the same types of food –most do. And if that’s not possible, see if it’s possible to send their foods ahead to your travel destination –Amazon can help with this.
Pack a lot of snacks that they’ll eat in between meals. A well-fed child is a happy and energetic one. Plus, they are better behaved and more likely to cooperate with you when they are not hungry or cranky.
Pack the Right Must-Haves for Their Movement
How do you intend to carry your baby around? Even if you have baby carriers or wraps, sometimes, it would be much easier to push them around.
So, consider taking a travel system along. This will make it much easier to push them around, particularly if you’re traveling with more than one kid. Always make sure to have the carrier nearby so that you can easily put the baby in them when necessary.
Ask the Hotel for a Portable Crib
If you can travel with a portable crib, that’s fine. If you can’t, then you need to call ahead to request a portable crib from the hotel. You just have to check off that option when you’re making your reservation.
Most decent hotels can make this accommodation because they understand that parents travel with their kids too. But just to be sure, call a few days ahead of the trip to remind them about the portable crib. This way, you can make alternative arrangements if there’s none available.
Have a Badge with Everyone’s ID
Make sure to have an easy-to-reach pouch that contains all the relevant documents –visas, passports, birth certificates, and ID cards.
This way, you can easily present them at the airport or wherever it’s requested. Remember to carry the children’s birth certificates and other documents proving that the kids are yours.
Pack Diaper Protectors
This one is a must-have. Do you know what’s worse than a cranky baby at 35,000 feet? It’s one that has a blow-out.
It’s not their fault, babies have to go when they have to. But you’ll need to pack an odour-blocking diaper sack like Arm & Hammer diaper dispenser bags. These are great at masking the odour of the baby’s poop and will keep everyone around comfortable.