Hacks to make your Journey disaster proof while travelling with kids
Whether you are travelling with kids in flight or train these tips are definitely going to help you.
Travelling with kids is a faraway dream for many parents.
Though, we all love to travel with our kids we get scared at the mammoth task in hand.
Kids need so many things and as parents not only do we have to carry the mini kid’s universe while on the go, but also, we need to be on toes to handle any emergency or exigency during the trip.
Phew !! who said being a parent is easy? It’s a full time 24x 7 hours’ job!
Does that mean we stop travelling with kids?
Not, all it means is going through the following hacks that will make you disaster proof while travelling with kids.
Read Safety Measures For Kids in rainy season if you are planning a journey in monsoon.
Below is the checklist which will make your journey disaster proof while travelling with kids::
PLAN PLAN AND PLAN
Have a realistic approach while chalking out your itenary.
Remember, that you have a baby to attend whose mood and schedule cannot be manipulated by you.
So, try and opt for a relaxed itenary instead of a jam packed one.
ASK FOR HELP:
You are not a super human who can do all the things on your own.
There is no shame in asking your partner or other co travelers to help you out with baby chores.
You will be surprised just how easy life becomes once everyone chips in and i witnessed this when i was travelling with my 2 years old on a plane.
I ask my elder kid to carry her small bag of eatables, engage with the little one while i complete the check-in formalities and many other.
This way i also ensure that i am raising an independent child while these small things boost my daughter’s confidence a lot.
CHECK WITH YOUR HOTEL:
Ensure that when you are booking your accommodation tell them that you are travelling with a baby.
A room in close vicinity of the pool might invite trouble.
Tell them beforehand so that they can help you to make your stay with a baby disaster proof and your travelling with kids become easy and simple.
KEEP SOME EXTRA TIME IN HAND:
When travelling ensure that you travel with extra time in hand.
Keep time to accommodate extra stop overs if required by the kids.
While travelling from one place to another ensure you leave on time and keep some extra hours with you in case of any requirement.
WHILE ON THE MOVE
Be prepared with a Quick Dry Sheet:
God bless the person , who has invented the quick dry sheet.
There is so much you can do with this sheet while on the go.
My friend always keep this in her diaper bag when she travels with her toddlers in a car.
You can place it on a flat surface and use it as a changing mat. You can also put it on the bed and use it to make a makeshift bed to keep your loved one.
Also do not miss to follow baby hygiene while travelling.
Bottle Warmer :
While on the go, it is important to carry adequate baby food with you.
Whether your little one is formula fed or breast fed, it is important that you carry your stash with you. Also, you cannot feed the baby cold milk or food.
Hence bottle warmers are must in travel mamas packing list. There are various varieties for the same.
One is stand alone bottle warmer where you can keep each bottle separately in a cover . The insulated cover keeps the milk warm for 2 to 3 hours making it perfect for short drives.
The other option I use is an Avent bottle warmer. This one has special casing that keeps 2 bottles of milk warm for 6 hours .
The third option is a life savior. A bottle warming machine from Chicco. You can use it through out the childhood of your little one. It is like a mini microwave and helps to heat all the baby food or bottle instantly. It is quite a compact one that makes it easy to travel with
Ensure that you carry your stash of large food bibs.
Food bibs for babies have many options. Instead of going for the cloth ones, you can opt for bibs that are ready to use and throw or the child safe plastic ones like I use.
There are many types of baby bibs, the ones I use are big enough for kids to wear and usually cover their entire clothes that helps to keep clothes clean while travelling.
KEEP KIDS ENGAGED
We as adults find travelling boring and struggle to keep us engaged while on the go.
Think what the kids must be going through in such cases.
There are many toddler plane activities which you can plan like carrying small games with you to keep them occupied.
I particularly like these wrist band rattlers that is safe and engaging.
All I need to do is tie it on their wrist and it keeps the kids occupied for a long time.
You can also carry an activity book with you for a slightly older child.
While we should engage kids and appreciate their activities we should never do too much and make parenting mistakes unknowingly.
Remember travelling with kids is fun. You end up building a lifetime stock of memories with each other.
That’s not all, research also points out that kids when exposed to new destinations are known to have a higher sense of alert as compared to others.
Being exposed to new cultures and meeting new people help them to get smarter kand personifies their character.
Keep these simple hacks in mind to disaster proof your travel while travelling with kids.
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