10 useful tips to traveling with kids stress-free!
Traveling is supremely fun and a leisure activity. It is one of the favourite things for most of the people. So many people love to travel, plan their international travel, road trips etc. and dream about it all through their lives. But when it comes to traveling with kids, things can turn a bit stressful. You have to take care a lot of things when it comes to children. Managing kids is as it is very difficult and now when talking about traveling with kids, parents have to be extra careful and wise about their choices. They can no longer go with the flow and do last minute changes as children may or may not be able to adjust to the circumstances rapidly. Travelling with kids can be extremely fun if we plan wisely.
All the mothers have to be ready for everything and ensure all the essentials are in place. If you have travelled with kids before, you surely know what I am talking about! It surely isn’t as easy as it seems but definitely not impossible! Being a travel blogger and a mother, I take my daughter along on most of my trips and thus I have learned a lot of things on the go! So, here are 10 useful tips to traveling with kids stress-free!
I need not emphasize this much! All parents are habitual to planning. Our world will fall upside down if we don’t! So, traveling with children can be a little tricky so ensure you have your itinerary ready. Make sure you and your partner are on the same page when it comes to the journey. Bookings also need to be made well in advance to avoid last minute hassles.
Make your checklist:
Make a checklist of all the things you are going to carry on the trip. All the baby items must be carefully thought about. Extra clothes, baby care, toiletries etc. must also be on your list. A list will help you to stay calm and not forget any important item behind. Recharge all the devices, ensure you have cell phones pre-paid balance updated among other things.
Do your Home-Work:
Doing your home-work is of utmost importance. This is what you have been teaching your kids right? So, might as well you follow the same! Research about the place you are about to visit in order to carry appropriate clothes, shoes and medicines. If any of your friends or relatives have travelled the place before, ask them about the place as first-hand information is very useful and give you more insights than a vague internet search.
Do not over pack or under pack, pack what is required. Ensure your luggage is manageable as carrying luggage along with kids can be a havoc.
Food is BAE:
When you are traveling with kids, you must carry food with you at all times. There are kid friendly recipes that I carry every time with me for my daughter. Children can feel hungry during the journey and hence you must carry light food and water. Avoid too much sweets and oily food that may create health-issues during the travel.
Keep First-Aid & Medicines Handy:
Needless to say, traveling with children means you must carry the necessary medicines and first aid box with you. Kids play around all the time and are notorious sometimes. You cannot take a chance of not carrying first aid during the travel.
Pre-plan games and entertainment:
Children get bored easily and may be troublesome during long flights or long bus journeys. Parents can pre plan games, family pass-times to avoid tantrums by your little monsters. You may also carry colouring books, story books or small toys to keep them busy.
Prepare your kids:
Children of all ages are super smart and can be understanding if you talk to them lovingly. The innocent souls grasp things swiftly. So as soon as your trip is finalised, start telling your children all about the travel, the route, the journey and how fun the new place will be. This way they will be expecting the change and adapt to it without getting a sudden shock. Make sure you make them well equipped with instructions like “not talking to strangers”, “not eating food given by random people”, “staying with you all the time” etc. This things truly help!
Choose kid friendly transport and hotels:
When doing your research, always check if the place or the hotel you are choosing is kid friendly. kid friendly places are always best for families and have all the necessary facilities. Your travel will be a happy one if your child is happy. So, do not miss out on this part!
Be an early bird:
When it comes to traveling with kids, it is important that you be the early bird. Reach the airport or bus station before time. Reach your check in spot before time and have a stress-free journey always!
These are some of the valuable tips that parents must know, understand and implement when it comes to traveling with kids. Another important thing is, do not worry and be panicky. Traveling is supposed to be fun and liberating so, let it be that! If you take care of all the mentioned things and have a strong faith that things will be alright, your trip will surely be a memorable one! So, plan wise and have a happy very journey!
Any trip can be memorable only if properly planned.Your tips and advice’s are definitely helpful and I agree that having a Checklist handy makes it all easier.
Exactly my thoughts. I have also enlisted some great points and these tips will be handy and useful.
With kids we really need to plan ahead to make it enjoyable for everyone. Glad you stressed on that point.
seriously food is bae when travelling with kids.. I know how cranky they can be when hungry
Kids k sath traveling exam se kam nahi hai 😀😀
Ye chk list aapne bahut perfectly banayi hai 👍👍
Those tips are worth their weight in gold, as a new mom this is a post I’m going to bookmark for reference.
I really loved the tips you shared and even we also check kids friendly accommodation to have a great stay
Planning well in advance is very important when you travel with kids. Its very useful check list for all parents.
Extensive planning is must with kids. We travel often and keeping a checklist keeps me sane.
I am usually a well-planned traveler, be it a one day trip or a long journey. But some tips from your guide are must follow.
Thanks for sharing the tips with kids we need to be quick and smart.
nicely compiled and a must read for parents of kids in this age range that needs attention. usually most well planned trips ignore this part.
These tips are surely the best for new mothers who find it difficult to travel with kids.
These are exactly what I practice too when I travel with my son. Making him comfortable and keeping him entertained is a task
Good you mentioned the need to carry first-aid and basic medicines whenever one travel with kids. This comes in handy especially at odd hours and remote places.
i also follow these tips. planning is extremely important. impromptu plans have never worked for me.
Thanks for sharing this with me, I have my own list too with my experience and adding more to my list is always helpful
Its really tough to make a successful trip with kid. Thanks a lot Sneha for sharing this good list. I am planning for a trip next month, so definitely follow this one.
Kids and stress-free travel do not go hand in hand. they are so unpredictable. but I agree with a lot of your suggestions here. normally I have 1 bag full of stuff which is just meant to keep my son busy and happily engaged. But that never happens all the time. still those few moments he gets busy and i catch a nap are beyond words
Very significant points here. Keep sharing your ideas on vital topics like this
All these points are really helpful for moms like me who always struggle in travelling with kid . Be an early bird is very necessary .
Perfect points. Home-work and planning are so important when kids are with us.. and FOOD and SNACKS are life-savers.