Planning a trip with your family, but worried about how you’ll manage your kids? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Travelling with kids can be a lot of fun when done right and these tips will help make things easier for you.
1. Pack lots of snacks
When you’re on the road, it might not be possible for you to stop every time your child demands chocolates or chips, and even if you did, you might not find shops that cater to their needs. So, it’s always better to pack snacks to last throughout the journey. Pack foods that can be stored in travel-safe containers and also make sure these are food items that your kid enjoys eating.
2. No room for boredom
The main problem you might’ve faced while travelling with your kids is that they’re easily bored, since there’s nothing to keep them entertained. Make sure to keep lots of games on your smartphones or tablets, and also include a few videos and movies for them to binge on. You can also take travel-friendly board games and a few toys with you.
3. Travel during nap time
This might be difficult to plan because your kid might not have a schedule when it comes to naps, but by God’s grace if he/she does, then try your hardest to travel during this time. So, instead of dealing with a squirmy kid you’ll have him/her sleeping peacefully on your lap
4. Meds are a need not a want
You never know when your kid will fall sick, hurt himself/herself or experience travel sickness. Have medicines for basic things like cold, cough, fever and allergies. It never hurts to throw a few band-aids in there too.
5. Rolling luggage is the way to roll
If you have older kids, then rather than giving them duffel bags, go for trolley luggage (wheeled suitcases) or backpacks. You’ll have less to carry and it’ll be easier for them too. There are super cute rolling luggages available in the market, designed specifically for kids.
6. Optimize packing
If you’re going on a short vacation then it’s better to pack each day’s clothes separately in zip bags or covers. This way you don’t have to worry about your kid rummaging through your luggage everyday in search of clothes and making a huge mess. You can reuse these bags again for dirty laundry!