Traveling with a toddler is like going on a peace mission. You need to carry the right incentives to avoid the worst of the scenarios in your travel. Wonderful travel experience is all determined by the amount of time taken to prepare adequately.
Ten things to consider before embarking on the journey with the toddler
1. Prepare light meals and fluids.
Keep the emphasis on non-perishables. Keep your baby hydrated plane is dehydrating. It’s advisable to carry a bottle or a sippy cup it’s highly recommendable for the baby to suck. That relieves air pressure during taking off and landing.
2. Carry extra protective diapers and clothing.
When using a plane, dress your toddler in an orderly warm code. Not too hot not too cold. You can’t tell what can happen mid-way through your journey, have in good range easily accessible clothing and changeable diapers.
3. Carry your baby what they like most.
That could be his best toy, best pillow, make him both at ease and happy. You need to bring with the things your child associates with during bedtime. That helps the child to sleep without sleep pills. Last but not least you need to pull down the shades of your windows to prevent excess light. That ushers the child to bed.
4. Carry easily to play with toys.
Carry only the toys that will give the child a vast experience within the small plane space. Carry nothing that can injure the child. Your favorite might not be his, be keen to choose your child’s favorite.
5. Take out the toys midway through the journey.
A child’s appetite rises faster and goes down similarly, so is their patience. Always take the toys out once travel excitement ends to prevent a possible chance of boredom.
6. Prepare the psychology of the child of the new country or state.
Let the meals relate to your destination. At least get a few destination facts both great and funny. Of course, you don’t want to scare the child with nightmares. Download videos online of the destination to build the anxiety. You could also help out with a storybook or two. Preferably pictorial books.
7. Keep it short regarding traveling period.
Imagine of how it feels traveling for long hours. That feeling doubles up when it comes to children. In case you are moving on the road (driving) you could consider making a stop over’s in places that are safe for both the child and you to refresh and stretch. Planning well in advance will help you identify restaurants and supermarkets on your way, so your child is not in sitting prison.
8. Schedule travel time is coinciding with bedtime.
You can imagine if you started your journey when you child is retiring to rest and arriving when he’s waking up lit. That leaves you with absolutely no doubt. The kid will not only enjoy but have a memorable travel experience. So, It’s very important to get a blanket and pillows for your kids to make the journey more comfortable.
9. Always have a third person on board.
In case you are driving you to need to keep maximum concentration on the wheel. Having one person seated right next to the baby is okay. Children can be scared by a little hoot. That’s why you need to be there when those breaks screech on the tarmac.
10. Keep the music pleasant to the baby, not you.
Organize an excellent baroque music playlist for your child. Good music spares you your rough voice trying to sing a lullaby. It soothes the child to sleeping without much hustle. Always keep the volume low. Loud music can be disturbing.
11. Carry portable power banks
Technology especially your phone remains a vital part of your journey. Charge them well before departure. Remember to carry fully charged power banks. That will ensure your tablets and phone are right at your disposal. You can take memorable pictures and record videos of the journey with your toddler.
At the end of the day, whether you travel by plane, train, or automobile, the idea is to prepare in advance. Plan well, pack well, and schedule well. Children will look forward to trips if you make them child-centered, fun adventures. Remember, you are only as happy as your least happy child, so keep in mind the age and needs of your little traveling companion, and all can have a good time.
To conclude irrespective of your mode of transport, the trick here is adequate preparation. Be sure to be satisfied by the effort you put into planning, packing, scheduling, and booking. Well, planned travel experiences can help the best desire ever for your child. Make them the point of reference when planning from the destination to the activities and adventure.