Thursday, 17 December 2020

Tips for Winter Traveling With Your Kids

Winter is just around the corner, and you might be itching to travel for the first time in a while. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions have been up and down all over the world. While the pandemic is still a threat, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. 


As a result, more people are deciding (with precautions in place) to travel somewhere this winter just to get away. 


While traveling with your family can be fun, relaxing, and rewarding, it isn’t always easy to travel with little kids, especially when they’re very young. Thankfully, it’s not impossible, and you can make the travel experience more enjoyable for everyone by keeping a few tips in mind. 


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Pack Things Creatively


Depending on where you plan on traveling this winter, you might want to consider different ways in which you can get creative with your packing. 


Packing a suitcase the right way is always a good start. But, when you’re traveling with snow pants, coats, hats, etc., you might need to make more room. Unfortunately, packing more bags means some of them will have to be checked, and that can cost more money. 


One great hack, if your child still uses a car seat, is to bring the seat along with you. There typically isn’t a charge for them, you can use them in a rental car, and you can tuck things like folded snow pants and other gear in the pocket. 


Make Sure You’re Not Missing the Right Gear


Speaking of packing, one of the best things you can do is to have a list of everything you’ll need. That includes the right clothes, of course, and you may even want to consider a few new winter items from places like balenciaga kids or a particular store your child likes. But, it also includes things that will keep them occupied while traveling. 


Your child’s bag should include things like books, coloring books, or even a tablet that will allow them to watch movies. One of the biggest reasons children struggle with flying or traveling for long periods of time is because they get bored. By thinking of ways to combat that boredom and packing them, you’ll be one step ahead. 


Bring Their Favorite Snacks


Another reason children tend to act out and have behavioral issues while traveling is due to hunger. Most kids should be eating something every 2-3 hours, even if it’s just a small snack. Otherwise, they can become tired, cranky, and may take that attitude out on you while you’re trying to remain peaceful on a plane. 


There are so many kid-friendly snacks that are portable nowadays, it shouldn’t be hard to pack their favorites, whether it’s applesauce in a pouch, fresh fruit, or some healthy trail mix. Making sure your child doesn’t get hungry will make it less likely for them to feel run down and cranky. 


Traveling with kids doesn’t have to be overwhelming. It just takes a little planning ahead to make sure you’re creating a stress-free experience for your whole family. Keep these tips in mind as you plan your next trip, and you may just be amazed at how easy it is to keep things running smoothly while you’re traveling. 


*This is a collaborative post*


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