FIVE TIPS TO TRAVELLING WITH A TODDLER

FIVE TIPS TO TRAVELLING WITH A TODDLER

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A lot of parents avoid travelling with toddlers because it spells plenty of hassles to deal with. Packing becomes complicated because you have to consider your baby’s needs. And depending on how your child behaves, you might have to deal with a hyperactive ball of energy that could instantly zap you of your strength. It’s truly challenging travelling with a toddler, but not if you’re well-informed and prepared. Here are 5 tips to traveling with a toddler that will make your trips smooth and hassle free:

1. Plan ahead

Travelling requires a lot of planning and researching in order for it to go smoothly. And when you’re travelling with a child, the planning stage only gets more complicated. Plan your flights well and research about your destination. If you’re flying, consider getting a seat that’s baby friendly. If you’re renting a place, make sure it’s spacious enough for your entire family, and has everything you need to attend to your child. Your itinerary can be greatly affected when you have child at tow. Pick the places you’ll be touring and make sure it’s a family friendly place. Sites like https://www.wifeknows.com is haven of helpful information that you can draw inspiration from when it comes to travelling with your little one. 

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2. Wear comfortable clothes

There’s no denying that once parenthood hits you, your wardrobe will drastically be updated. Attending to your child requires wearing uber comfortable clothes that you don’t mind running around and sweating on. And when you’re travelling, casual wear is the best. You don’t always have to sacrifice comfort for style. A simple dress and sneakers could easily give you the comfort and mobility you need especially when taking care of your child. And for men, breathable cotton shirts and wrinkle resistant khaki shorts are spot on. 

3. Pack wisely

Packing becomes a different story when you have a toddler in mind. You need to have a different bag filled with just baby stuff and make sure not to leave anything behind. Whatever you used to carry for your child as an infant, double or triple that load when you’re travelling. Diapers, changing pads, baby wipes, blankets, and a couple of plastic bags are the basic.

4. Keep them asleep during the trip

If you’ve got a hyperactive toddler with you, one strategy is to schedule your trips during their bedtime. Evening flights are usually more expensive, but at the cost of you and your fellow commuters’ peace of mind, it could actually be worth it. 

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5. Bring games and entertainment

Especially for long travels, keep your child entertained with different things every 30 minutes. You know how short their attention span could be. Load your tablet with new games. Bring new books. Introduce some music. You can also bring his favorite teddy to make him more comfortable.

Finally, travelling with a toddler may be challenging but it shouldn’t be viewed as something so problematic that you’d never want to do it. Enjoy the journey and your time with your family, and don’t forget to be grateful of the chance to travel as a whole.

What are your tips to travelling with a toddler? Let us know in the comment section below.

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10 Comments

  1. Jasmin N
    April 1, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    I wish it was that easy to keep them sleeping in the car. They say that kids always fall asleep in the car right? Ours doesn’t. Don’t know where he was when they were giving those genes haha 😀
    These are great tips!

  2. April 2, 2018 / 9:45 am

    I can imagine how difficult it must be travelling with a little one but you have made it that little bit more easier but giving us all some tips and tricks for when we need it!

    http://www.nmdiaries.com

  3. April 5, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    These are great tips!!! I remember when I was little we would always take trips at night so we could sleep in the back seat and we would have a ton of travel sized board games to play. It made the time pass so fast!

  4. April 5, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    We are expecting put first in August. We really don’t want to stop travelling. Would love to take our little bubba to explore the world!! Thanks for your tips!

    https://chausadventure.com/

  5. April 6, 2018 / 7:58 am

    I don’t have any kids yet but traveling while also being comfortable is so important!
    xo, Sondra
    Cuisineandtravel.com

  6. April 6, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    I always try to chat or play with little kids who are sat near me on flights. The parents are so grateful and I feel like it affords me loads of good travel karma, haha!

  7. April 7, 2018 / 10:51 am

    Great tips! I think I used to be an easy child since I loved watching views from the window silently. Another way to keep me quit was movies, magazines, etc.

  8. Alexandra
    April 9, 2018 / 6:49 pm

    I don’t have children yet but your tips are really on point!

  9. April 9, 2018 / 10:56 pm

    You definitely need to pack wisely…. and I agree with hoping they fall asleep especially if they tend to get uncomfortable staying at a place. Useful tips

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