Tips to keep in mind when traveling with a toddler | Travel

Traveling with a toddler can be a hectic experience. Cramped airports and train stations, crowded waiting areas, long delays and picking up your little one in the middle of it all can be very frustrating and ruin your travel experience. Whether it’s eating, sleeping or pooping, they need precise care and attention.

But with proper planning and preparation beforehand, you can turn your worst travel experience into an enjoyable, worry-free trip for you and your little one. Here are some tips you can keep in mind when traveling with your little one. (Also read: Are you traveling with children? Here’s how to be stress-free and really enjoy your trip)

1. When taking a flight, remember that due to the number of oxygen masks per row, only one child on the lap is allowed per row. So if you are traveling with two children on your lap, the adults will have to separate the rows (assuming the rows have 3 people). This may vary depending on the specific aircraft you are traveling on, so contact the airline in advance.

2. Check with your specific airline regarding birth certificates or immunization records or any other documentation, as some airlines require a copy or photo of a birth certificate or immunization records for a child on lap in order to fly.

3. If you are carrying your baby in a carrier, you cannot put the carrier on during takeoff or landing. The baby can stay in the baby carrier for the rest of the flight.

4. Whenever you travel with a toddler, make sure you always have at least two pairs of clothes on hand. Never forget that extra outfit since toddlers are constantly finding new, inventive ways to ruin their clothes.

5. Never leave home without a snack container since you never know when your child will be hungry. Snacks are key to keeping kids busy and happy because they get cranky when hungry.

6. To ensure you and your little one get a good night’s sleep on an overnight flight, a lightweight scarf is the perfect travel companion. Book overnight trips whenever you can so the kids are tired enough and it’s dark enough to sleep. Use the scarf to hide sunlight or airplane light.

seven. When planning a trip, it’s important to consider their age and interests when choosing a destination. If your children are very young, choose a place that offers plenty of kid-friendly activities.

8. Keep some small activities or fun games to keep them entertained because long drives can get boring and boring for them and they can get grumpy.

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