How to Survive Family Travel
Do you dread travelling with kids? Travelling peacefully and children just don’t fit in the same picture. Or do they?
As a good parent you know travelling open great opportunities to your brood. They learn new things, meet new friends, and see places outside your city. This article provides helpful tips on how to actually enjoy a family travel (or at least, pull it off).
Children get really giddy when traveling; they just choose to get sick when you happen to be on the road. So always bring cough syrup, Tylenol, or Claritin with you when you travel. If going on long flights, Benadryl can help your kids sleep making everybody happy.
Baby wipes are also handy not only when you are traveling with an infant but also for cleaning hands, faces, even toilet seats.
Other items that can be useful are travel detergents for when your kids get dirty (they always do). Nightlights can come in handy especially on poorly lit hotel rooms. Ziploc bags are also convenient and they are not a hassle to bring along.
Plan the time to leave. On long drives, leave one hour before your children’s nap time, this ensures a peaceful drive for the most part. This can also work for flights.
Choose the toys and books to bring along wisely. Make sure to bring your kid’s favorite toy, if they can play with it at home for hours, it would entertain them while in the car as well. It is also a good idea to keep some toys in reserve, maybe some brand new ones to be presented dramatically when your child is about to throw a tantrum.
Always do pre-planning before booking flights. Consider where you want your family to be seated, if you would want everyone to seat in one row or if you rather have them spread out.
Have a positive attitude when on a family travel. Problems should be expected, so just go with the flow and you’d be surprised at how things will work out great.