Hi guys! How’s your week so far? Here in Shanghai, it’s getting colder and colder each day. And we are so excited that Christmas is fast approaching because we are going to celebrate it with our families back home. Wuhoo!!! And going back home means travelling again with a toddler. Today, I will share with you some tips when travelling with your little one. 🙂
I brought Lia to China when she was still 5 months old. I was so stressed because I don’t know what to expect. And honestly, that was the first time I did not get excited to travel. But as time goes by, I learned so much every time we go somewhere. I now find travelling a little pleasurable than before. Hehe!
Tip No. 1: When you are travelling via plane with an infant, you can request on check-in for choice or priority seats. These are found just at the back of business class seats. Priority seats have more spacious legroom so you will be more comfortable carrying your little one. Some air crafts also offer bassinets if you are flying for a longer period of time.
Tip No. 2: Bring something to entertain them. Like for example, their favorite toy. Or maybe you can also bring a new one so you can always surprise him whenever he feels a little cranky. For older kids, you can bring something to keep them busy like a pack of crayons with drawing pads, stickers, story or activity books. Remember that you don’t need to bring a lot, just things that you think your kid will like.
Tip No. 3: Bring healthy snacks or lunch. You don’t want them to be hungry during delayed flights or whenever they feel like eating so having some carrot sticks or raisins or bread sticks will come in handy for times they need something to nibble on.
Tip No. 4: Landings and take off are very crucial for small children. Because they still don’t know how to swallow, their popped ears due to high altitude might be a little painful for them. Give them something to chew on or have them drink their milk. Remember that not all kids experience this, some just don’t mind so, relax! 🙂
Tip No. 5: Keep them hydrated at all times. Give them water or freshly squeezed juice frequently. I always prepare all natural orange juice on Lia’s tumbler before flying so she’ll have her daily dose of Vitamin C to combat possible viruses in the airport and on the plane. OC mom. hehe!
Tip No. 6 Pack a lot of patience. Travelling can be really tiring, what more with some hyper kids, right? Okay, I lack on this but I am working on it. Who’s with me on this? Hehe!
Tip No. 7: Make your travel educational and fun. Remember we all learn a lot when we travel so this is an opportunity to teach them different things.
Tip No. 8: Encourage them to make their own travel journal. Start them young! I will try to do this with Lia on our next getaway. So excited!
Tip No. 9: Avoid sweets! You don’t want to go to a new place with kids who are in the height of sugar rush.
Tip No. 10: Don’t forget the medicine. Having a small first aid kid is really vital. We never know what’s going to happen so we better be ready at all times.
Tip No. 11: Always, always check the weather so you know whether you need to bring a rain boots, umbrella or a sun hat!
Tip No. 12: Relax and Enjoy the trip! 🙂
So now that you are travel-ready, I’ve seen this .01php fare at some local airline. Book na!!! 🙂
Do you also have some tips to share? I’d love to hear them as well.
That’s all for now.