If you happen to be a parent of a toddler, how excited are you about travelling?
Though many parents feel anxious about travelling with their kids, it is not very difficult if you prepare for it in advance. A little planning helps make the travel time comfortable for you and your child both. From booking a convenient flight time, using car seats during road trips, to packing toddler milk and snacks, you must make all the arrangements necessary to ensure a comfortable vacation time.
You may start by packing all the baby essentials in a smaller bag, which you will keep handy for use on-demand. This will help you save time as you will not have to look for a store to buy products as you need them for your toddler during the travel time.
In this article, we have curated some tips for travelling with a toddler. We have also mentioned a list of the essentials to make your trip comfortable.
1. Travel with toddler hygiene essentials
When you are about to travel with a toddler, the first thing you must add to your packing list is toddler hygiene essentials to protect them from infections and sickness. Products like diapers, wet wipes, a bottle cleaning brush, bottle sterilizer, nail clippers, diaper rash cream, hand sanitizer, etc., are a must-have in your travel bag. Sirona offers oxo-biodegradable diaper disposal bags, using which you can easily dispose of sanitary waste even while travelling.
2. Pack milk and snacks
You cannot ignore that toddlers are full of energy and feel hungry too often. So, if you are travelling with toddlers, you must pack your baby’s milk and their favourite snacks keeping in mind that your child can only be cheerful when they have their tummy full. If you breastfeed your toddler, keep Sirona Maternity Breast Pads handy, so that you can be at your comfortable best during travel.
3. Carry Toddler’s Toys
Toys keep toddlers busy and entertained. Toys give them comfort, joy, and a sense of safety in an unknown environment. Many young children do not go to sleep without their toys. When travelling with a baby, you must carry some of your child’s favourite toys to keep playing with and get a comfortable sleep by holding or hugging their toys.
4. Look for local babysitters
If you are going on a long vacation or on a work trip, you may need the help of babysitters. The best way to manage that is to look for a local babysitter, as they know the environment well enough and can accordingly meet your child’s day-to-day requirements for food, playtime, and other routine activities. You may also book a hotel that offers babysitting services so that you may finish your work or business meetings while the babysitter attends to your toddler.
5. Try to arrange an empty seat next to you
For those who are looking for tips for air travel with a toddler, here is an important piece of information for you. Children younger than 2 years can travel at a discounted rate or for free as long as parents carry them in their laps. But if you want to make your time more comfortable when flying with babies, you may book an empty seat next to you.
6. Eat dinner early / before leaving
Travelling may bring some surprises for your little bundle of joy. Some children just cope well while travelling, and some find it difficult due to motion sickness and other related issues. If you want to be on the safe side, you should finish your meals well before stepping out of your present location.
If you are about to travel with your toddler, you need not worry at all. With the right planning and preparation in advance, you can make your travel time with your little bundle of joy comfortable. Understand your child’s requirements and comfort before booking flight tickets or car rental services. Apart from that, ensure your toddler gets the right food, care, rest, and playtime. Make a list of the items you and your child will need and pack your bags accordingly to turn your travel time into a happy one.
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