If you are busy making a plan to enjoy your vacation with the kids, I can just want to warn you that it will never be an easy feat. However, that warning must not stop you from going ahead with your plan. In fact, I can also attest to it that a well-planned trip will make the vacation funnier for your entire family. Here are some easy-to-follow tips for those who are getting ready to take the plunge.
Get a stroller:
If your kid is under 5 in age and you are making a trip by car or plane, get a lightweight stroller to squeeze in and out of the vehicle. Some think that a full size stroller will feel more comfortable for the kids. However, the choice is up to you and depends on what your kid needs. But there is no doubt about it that a stroller is a must-carry thing.
Soon after you check into a hotel, unpack as early as possible. Keep everything in the right place to make the room comfortable for the kids. Send your baby with an adult member of your family and keep it engaged with toys so that you can get some time to unpack and arrange everything.
Carry what your kid likes:
Make sure to pack in some cartoon books, toys and anything else that your kid is fond of. Those things will keep them busy during car or plane journey or even most of the time at the traveling spot.
Carry few extra wipes and diapers:
It is most important to keep your kid tidy even when you are on a long trip. So carry extra diapers, wipes and clothes as you may need to change those to give your kid a fresh feel.
Pack in snacks:
Pack in healthy snacks for your kid so that he/she does not have to await a meal. A hungry baby will not make your journey memorable. If you are traveling by car, choose a family-friendly restaurant. Ask the workers if they can arrange a highchair. It is almost a must to carry some travel-friendly meal for kids, such as mini cereal, bagels etc.
Pack formula for feeding kids:
Pack in more formula than your baby needs. Also make sure to carry water in sterilized bottles.
Pack enough food and drinks for the hours when you will be travelling by flight or car. Don’t give them too much sweet as it could make them jittery and hyper. And if they munch too much on salty snacks, it would be quite natural for them to drink more water and in that case, it may be necessary to change your kid’s diaper quite often.