Who doesn’t love holidays? The sheer joy of exploring a place and lazing around is a lovely experience. Holidaying post-baby is just isn’t the same as holidaying pre-baby. Travelling with a baby can be challenging – toddlers and babies have needs that just cannot be addressed everywhere! We are here to help you with basic ideas on planning to travel/holidaying with a child:
- Choose a Family Friendly Destination: Makes no sense to go to Las Vegas with baby sipping milk from a bottle! Or a trekking spree that will have you carrying your baby to the top. Opt for lazy beaches, nature camps, or other kids friendly locations for your getaway.
- Check Out The Climate: To begin with, you need to select a destination that doesn’t offer much of a climatic change and is safe for your little one, and then pack the bag accordingly. Toddlers have many needs, and most often have a huge bag packed with their stuff alone!
- Book Kids’ Friendly Hotels: You also need to zero out on some kid-friendly hotels or resorts; unless you want the other travellers cast their unwelcome stares on an ever-demanding toddler.
- Do Not Stick To the Clock: If it takes 4 hours to reach your destination, there is a huge possibility that with a kid, it might take you 6! Travelling with kids calls for flexibility, especially if you are travelling by road.
- Drinks and Snacks On Go: Pack away a goodie bag with all drinks and snacks that your kid loves. Let him indulge, but keep in check of what is he eating. Carry extra water bottles as you may need to wash and clean the little one.
- Stop Frequently: Your toddler may need to go to the toilet or take a break mid way- make sure you keep plenty of rest stops while travelling.
- Safety Is A Priority: Be safe and ensure that your kid stays safe too. A car seat is a must, and so is carrying a childproof safety kit. Also ensure to keep a card in one of the pockets so that the toddler can be traced easily in case you get separated.
- Make it Home: Once you reach and check-in at a hotel, unpack strategically and set up your room the way it is at home. This will give your child a comfortable feeling.