Being a parent is already hard enough. It takes so much time and energy that it’s equivalent of having a full-time job! And as it is important to sit down and relax, from time to time, it’s also of great importance to take some time to go exploring! Traveling is a great way to relax and do something good for yourself. But traveling with a baby could be a challenge.
No matter what your reasons for traveling are, leisure or business, being a traveling parent is hard work! So here are a couple of tips to make your travel more worth-while!
Flying. Flying with children isn’t always easy, and it’s more challenging depending of their age. It’s much easier to travel with older children, but that’s not always the case. If you’re flying with toddlers or infants, remember to make sure you have a change of clothes in case of mishaps. Also, it’s good to invest in some children’s books about flying.
Child locator. A true lifesaver is a child locator! It might sound a little extreme, but it pays off! When you’re traveling with children, especially more than just one, it’s really easy to get overwhelmed. It could get handy on crowded streets, airports, railway or bus stations where there is too many people. The child wears a small unit (strapped to a belt or shoe) and you keep the transmitter. If your child wanders away, just set off the alarm and follow the sound to find them.
Medicine. This is a must! It’s vital to have with you a small first-aid kit. Plasters, antihistamines and sachets of painkilling syrup are some things a traveling parent should always have by their side. Also, the thing you should always keep in mind is that awful jet-leg! After the travel itself, the idea of crossing time zones could be stressful for both children and parents!
Strollers. Practical is the key here! Whether you’re traveling with one or more children, a practical stroller is a must have! Versatile Bugaboo Cameleon strollers are great for your small adventures. They extend, reverse and recline, making it easy to collapse, carry and store in the tightest of places!
Give them a camera!.Giving toddlers their own (robust, child-friendly) camera encourages them to observe their surroundings and focus on what interests them. On one hand it gives them something to be occupied with and guarantees you a few minutes of peace and on the other hand it’s a great way for them to develop some sense of the things happening around them.
Exploring the world with your children is an amazing and a great experience! You should never stop traveling with them, even when they grow a little older.
We tried to list a couple of things to make your traveling more enjoyable and practical! We hope that now you can really relax, go on that much needed vacation and truly appreciate the full experience of being a traveling parent!