Traveling with kids is amazing, but it can get overwhelming too. Things can’t always go smoothly and that’s okay. However, there are definitely a few things you can do to make sure things go as smoothly as possible. Here are a few essential tips for traveling with kids.
For Infants, Try To Stick To The Schedule
Infants, from newborns to age 2 are the easiest to travel with, in many respects. You can keep kids in this age group happy pretty much anywhere as long as you create a comfortable environment for them and keep their routine. Try to stay as close as possible to the child’s regular eating and sleeping schedule by planning your vacation accordingly.
Give Toddlers Down Time
Toddlers engage with the different sights around them, which makes traveling with them lots of fun. When building your itinerary, make sure to leave plenty of downtime to let them rest and refuel their energy in the playground or the hotel’s pool. The more open space your toddler has to run around the happier they will be.
Let Older Kids Pack Their Own Travel Bag
For school-age kids, it can be a good idea to let them pack their own travel bag for the plane. By age 7 or 8 they already know exactly what will keep them entertained, and it gives them a sense of responsibility and being a part of the getting ready process.