Since you have travelled so much can you please explain us some dos and Do’s and donts of travelling with kids…
▪️Always make sure to carry their toys, reading, colouring books or whatever you think will keep them busy
▪️ Make sure they get sound sleep a day before travel so you don’t loose your sanity
▪️ Always keep your documents handy while traveling with toddlers so its easy for you to find them
▪️ Make sure to carry extra 2-3pair of clothes and something warm always
▪️ Travel very light with kids specially when it comes to hand luggage.
▪️ Carry extra pair of t shirt or shirt for yourself too as its not just them who get dirty
▪️ Dress very comfortable mammas. If your are comfortable it will all be very easy
▪️ Always carry some snacks , their favorite ones so you don’t have to stop by and waste time when they are throwing a tantrum
▪️ Backpacks are most comfortable, you can easily carry your child along with them
▪️ Always carry 2-3 paper bags. You don’t know when you’ll need them
▪️ I don’t even need to mention how important hand sanitizer & wet wipes are.
▪️ Always carry important medication while travelling with kids, even if you think you might not need them.
▪️ Milk is my toddler’s best friend and while travelling with him I make sure to carry a bottle of soy milk. Flavoured or not flavoured it doesn’t get spoiled easily and helps a lot when they are hungry or throwing a tantrum
▪️ Introduce them to your travel destination. Tell them about it, show them photos so they are well prepared and excited to travel
▪️ DO NOT choose flights with long layovers, I made a major mistake when I travelled with R alone for the first time. We had a layover at Dubai for almost 5 hours. Wrong Wrong decision
▪️ Do Not let these munchkins jump around before you start your journey because as soon as you start they decide to sleep and that’s it. R slept as soon as boarding started and I remember how difficult it was for me to carry him along with my hand luggage
▪️ Do Not hesitate to ask for help while travelling. We are lucky enough to have lot of help at airports & railway stations
▪️ Do Not put your documents in the main handbag mums as you might find yourself in fix when on one side your toddler is throwing a tantrum and on the other, you need to find your documents & as we all know nothing can be found easily in a woman’s bag
▪️ Do Not leave packing for last minute. When travelling with kids we mums need to start packing&prepping few days before so we don’t miss on to anything.
Travelling with them can be made fun&easy if we keep in mind these little things.I feel we parents get more anxious but these little ones surely know how to adjust themselves. In fact, it’s important to make them experience everything from train travels to road trips to flight journeys. In my opinion, they become what we make them & if keep thinking about making them comfortable always they’ll miss on to a lot of wonderful experiences in life.
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Keep on Travelling!!!