Tips For Travelling With Children
Travelling with the kids and enjoying a cheap holiday at your favourable holiday destination can be quite challenging. Travelling is quite a tiring experience in general, especially if you are flying on consecutive flights. Just sitting idle on a seat for hours without doing anything is quite frustrating. Most people like to sleep while travelling others find it hard to sleep while travelling. It can be more challenging if you are travelling with kids, not only do you have to take care of the children but also make sure everyone on the plane is not getting irritated by the kids. Most of the time kids become frustrated by sitting in the same place, they either try to move around or start crying. Moreover, finding a hotel that is kid friendly and provide all the facilities is also very challenging. The best solution to this problem is to plan everything beforehand to ensure that the trip is stress-free and equally enjoyable for both kids and you. For booking, look for a favourable holiday package that suits your needs, especially the need of your kids.
Book Cheap Holiday Package:
There are travel companies that offer holiday package deals for various destinations. These vacation package deals mostly include air tickets, food, accommodation and sometimes complementary tours to the tourist attractions in that area. However, when you have kids, they become the preference. For this reason, most people look for a cheap holiday package that is able to accommodate kids better. It is also better to go for a hotel that is close to commercial areas and major tourist attractions. This way you don’t have to worry about travelling every day just to visits the tourist attraction or look for convenience stores when you need something. Also, there are hotels that offer babysitting facilities as well as other facilities including kid’s shops, toy shops, and play area. Rather than looking for a room with a view, look for a room that is big and a little away from the stairs and elevator, this way kids will not be disturbed. In some package deals if booked in advance you are allowed to select the plane seats, it is best to choose a seat that is at the back of the plane.
Packing luggage is one of the main problems, most parents worry too much and end up packing almost everything. However, others take it very casually and think that they will be able to buy everything once they reach the favourable holiday destination. It is very important to know that overdoing and underdoing packing is equally inconvenient. If your kids like to pack a rucksack or a small backpack, let them pack it first and then leave the things that are unnecessary. In addition to this, pack some snacks even if you are travelling by air, don’t experiment with the airline food because you may be fine with eating a bland food but your kids may not like it. Pack all the essential documents in one bag and keep it close, however, packing everything separately means more bags and more responsibility and you don’t want to handle a lot of luggage while travelling with children.
Keep Them Engaged:
Keeping kids engaged during a long flight is quite a task, don’t rely on the entertainment available on the plane. Pack the things your kids like. This includes, favourite toys, some colouring books, colouring pencils or you can ditch the traditional ways and download some kid’s game and colouring app. There are learning apps for children that allow kids to play games and learn at the same time. You can also download animated movies, games, rhymes and music to keep them entertained.
Reach the Airport:
In order to avoid any problem, reach the airport at least half an hour early. With kids, things can be quite risky. You need to make sure you have every document you need, in case you don’t reach the airport early. Keeping all the documents in an order will help you figure out a way to solve any document related problems easily. Moreover, kids need a little time to get familiar with things, let them roam a little and get familiar with the surroundings. Reaching early will also provide you with the opportunity to buy snacks or anything that is missing.
It is quite common that a change in weather, temperature, and water can make kids sick. When travelling with kids, make sure you have common medication for cold and flu along with the first aid box. This can be very handy considering kids fall all the time while playing and in a completely strange destination finding a doctor can be quite challenging. Moreover, if your kid is allergic to something add anti-allergy to your first aid box.
Kids are quite sensitive to the change in weather, make sure you keep an eye on the weather forecast in the place you are visiting. If it’s too hot, pack sunscreen and cloths of breathable fabric, however, if you are travelling to a colder climate the risk of getting sick is higher. Pack warmer clothes but don’t try to stuff bulky sweaters, coats, and jackets, one jacket and sweater is enough. In cold climate cold and flu is quite common, some doctors recommend flu shots which is a better option.
Give Them Freedom:
It is understandable that new parents panic when they travel first time with their kids but constantly saying “NO” to the child can frustrate him. Keep an eye on your child but let him have fun, hand him the camera, this will help the kid to observe and enjoy better. It is not necessary that he will end up with a good picture and this is not the aim. The goal is to engage him in a fun way that can help him observe and appreciate beauty. If your child does not feel comfortable eating new kinds of food, don’t force feed them, experimenting with food is not for everyone.