TEACH TROUGH TRAVEL
Take time to get children excited about the destination beforehand.
Create a map at home where you will plot your trips. Talk about how long the flight is, show some pictures and read stories and fun facts about where you’re going. Select the information that attracts their attention and sharpen interest.
Remember it’s a break for you, too. You don’t have to compromise on style over baby-listening services – lots of hotels do a great job of providing both. But book ahead – it pays to be organized, especially if you’re travelling in peak season.
Think at first, what your youngest child can handle. You can also choose a family hotel, so your kids could make a new friends. Try to create the more enjoyable and stress-free vacation for every family member.
If you’re loyal to a specific brand of nappies or baby food, pack plenty. A portable blackout blind, potty and safety starter kit are useful if you’re travelling by car. Instead of transporting all of your baby staff, sometimes is better to look for a local rental service, to save the place in your car.
When packing, let your kids help choose their outfits, but keep an eye on the process. You can also print a packing list for each child and put it in their suitcases so that they can use it to pack for the trip home and don’t forget anything anywhere. Simplify hotel stops by packing everyone’s overnight gear in one bag, and pack bags with what is needed first on the top. Pin a card listing their local and home addresses inside their clothes, in case they get lost.
CHARM THE NEIGHBORS
If you’re flying, make friends with the people next to you as soon as you get to your seats. Even if your children are angels, travelling can be turbulent, literally and metaphorically. A friendly face or extra pair of hands can come in very handy. Apologize for any disturbances that your children may cause. If you will be polite, the other passengers would react with understanding.
TRY NEW EXPERIENCES
When traveling with kids you have to pay attention to their needs, and finding the right balance between plenty of rest time whilst also having lots of activities for them to do along the way. Family vacations are where memories are made! Try to combine a great place with new experiences, for you as well as your little ones. Choose a location that offers different activities. Be closer to nature. Create your own family-travel traditions.
Let each child have a box of their own memories to collect a small travelling treasures such as nature finds and ticket stubs. It will always make them smile and remind of all the great places they’ve been and lovely moment’s they’ve had with family.