Everyone loves to travel, and this is a pleasure that should not be neglected, since having children does not mean giving it up radically. Nowadays many places offer activities dedicated to children and hotels and apartments are more suitable for staying with children. A vacation with babies and children requires more care and attention, but it should not become boring and uncomfortable for that.
One or more young children shouldn't be a headache when planning a family vacation. Many parents, concerned about the luggage, the behavior of the children or the stay, choose to stay at home, which is not the solution either. There are many solutions and alternatives, such as spending a few days in the mountains or on the beach with the children.
Children do not have to be a limitation or an impediment to travel, but rather a reason to spend a fun and unforgettable family vacation together. Traveling with children is not easy, because there are more limitations, but the important thing is to maintain the illusion, take some precautions, organize, and have a lot of fun. The holidays they are for relaxing and letting go of the pressures of daily life.
Guiainfantil proposes some and useful tips for traveling with children:
First of all, do not forget that the most important thing of all is to plan the trip in advance. Choose the destination, the means of transport, plan excursions and above all, prepare your luggage in advance. To do this, a good advice is to make a list with the needs of each one. On the one hand, those of the parents, and on the other those of the baby or child.
But, what to bring in the baby's suitcase? These are some basics that cannot be missing from all children's luggage:
- Travel cot (in the case of a baby)
- Thermos or thermal bottle to keep water cool
- Bottle warmer (for babies)
- Pacifiers andToy each child's favorite
- Bath towels, soap, comb, brush, cologne, moisturizer, sunscreen, diapers, wet wipes, plastic bags and bibs
- Medicine kit: with medicines, painkillers, plasters, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, thermometer, scissors, gauze, cotton and tape
- Social Security or private health insurance card, along with the baby's vaccination record
- Clothes: it is advisable to put a set for each day in the suitcase. It is important to bring some spare change for the baby.
If the chosen means of transport is the car, it is advisable to bring water, a changing table, diapers and wipes, among some of the basics. It is also important to bring a story, a toy, a cushion, nursery rhymes to encourage the children, as well as something to eat. If any child feels nauseous, it is very useful to carry a plastic bag during the journey. It is necessary to stop every two hours, since it is advisable for everyone to stretch their legs and the driver to rest his eyes.
So that the children are distracted during the journey, they can be encouraged by singing, telling stories, playing with riddles, and tongue twisters. Regarding child road safety, it is very important that children carry the appropriate safety seats for their age. Every four days a child loses his life in a traffic accident. These safety measures are the most effective measure to prevent traffic accidents.
If the means of transport chosen by the family to travel on their vacations is the plane, they must bring the essentials to change, feed or drink the children. It is advisable to know that children under two years of age are not entitled to a seat, and will go over the father or mother.
Despite this, they have a seat belt appropriate to their age. Some airlines have seats prepared to carry small cribs for babies, and others offer games specially designed for small and large children.
There is nothing more enjoyable for children than a train ride. If the journey is very long, you can use a sleeping car. Children love to travel by train, because they can enjoy the landscapes that are covered during the journey. However, compared to the car or the plane, it is heavier, since it takes longer and can be more uncomfortable if you travel with very young children.
Hotel or apartment? This is the question that many families have when traveling. Families with babies usually opt for an apartment, since they have more freedom and fewer limitations than in a hotel, while families with children over 3 years of age usually opt for hotels.
Another good alternative is the rural houses, nothing better to rest than nature and the environment. Likewise, the more adventurous may choose to spend their holidays at a campsite. Children love it as they have more freedom to play, know and learn.
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