Traveling with kids is a great bonding for the entire family. But not everyone agrees. Most parents dislike traveling long distance and international flights with their children especially when they’re at their toddler years. Toddler years are quite difficult to handle.
Children at this stage usually prefer to say “no” to almost anything and want to do things their way. Here is a list of things that parents can do to ease their burden and hassle in traveling with toddlers.
It doesn’t really matter if a family is traveling by car or by plane. These essentials should be in any bag or purse that can be easily reached.
• Prescription medicine and over the counter drugs. It is a great idea when traveling with toddlers and children at any age to bring any over the counter medicines and any prescription medicine to avoid worries. One should bring a couple of acetaminophen or Tylenol, for stomach pains, diarrhea, cough syrup and Claritin or Benadryl. It is also important to bring along mosquito repellant as well. Some pediatricians are happy to prescribe a small dose of medicine to help these little buggers sleep during the flight.
• Never forget to bring baby wipes. Bring this wet tissue even if your children are not using diapers anymore. These little wet tissues could clean anything from toilet seats, faces, hands, tables and many more. Don’t forget other things like Ziplock bags and a detergent as well.
Parents should expect almost everything especially attitude and behavioral problems from these kids. Traveling alone is quite hard and bringing along kids is much harder. But if the family thinks and treats this as an adventure like Dora the explorer, then these little kids are willing to do overcome any obstacle.
Never forget to bring their favorite toys and books. Toddlers and children loves routine, and by doing these routine stuff like reading a story before bedtime, it will keep these stress away and will help them feel comfortable even if they are not at home.