Tips for Travelling with Children
Summer holidays are approaching and here are some tips for travelling with babies and toddlers whether you are planning a week at the camp site or a plane ride to visit family.
Flying? Arrive early!
Give yourself plenty of time to get to the airport, park, check baggage, go through security, and get to your gate! This is no easy feat when you have a toddler that needs his/her toys, a car seat, 3 suitcases, and whatever else…..
The FAA strongly recommends that your child in restrained in an appropriate restraint based on weight and size. When you are traveling by airplane, an approved child restraint system is the only way to make sure your little one will be safe in the event of turbulence or an emergency.
Car Seats are available to rent as well, read these Pros and Cons from Parenting.com.
Make them! Before your trip, whip together your own homemade version of trail mix with whole grain, low sugar cereals, raisins and almonds, and store in resealable bags. Bake some healthy banana oat cookies for the plane and cut up fresh fruit and veggies for the car ride. Even take a few empty ziploc bags with you to grab a few extra healthy snacks for later. Pack these ten healthy snacks for your kids.
Driving? You’ll need Activities!
A busy toddler is a happy toddler! Check out these Busy Bag ideas.
Here are our top three strollers for travel this summer:
1. The Graco Modes Sport Click Connect Travel System, with one latch the stroller folds up nice and compact for vehicle storage and travel. Read our review here.
2. The Mamas & Papas Armadillo, folds and opens quickly and easily with one hand and an auto lock keeps it secure when folded. Read our review here.
3. The Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat and LiteWay Stroller, opens up and collapses back down within seconds making it easy to carry with you. Read our review here.
We know a vacation can destroy your little one’s naptime schedule, leading to short naps (or no naps at all!), read 5 ways to help your baby or toddler nap while travelling from The Baby Sleep Site.
Wishing you happy & safe travels.