9 Tips for Travelling with Toddlers
Taking your young ones with you on holiday might sound a bit challenging, but with a bit of planning the experience can be a lot smoother than you think.
If the thought of taking your toddler on holiday fills you with dread, think again. With careful preparation, it can be a rewarding experience, says Sarah Tucker, author of Have Toddler Will Travel.
Here are nine tips to keep in mind when taking your toddlers with you on vacation.
- Avoid environments that are too hot, too cold or too wet. The ideal temperature for a toddler is tepid. Playing on the beach is still toddlers’ favourite holiday activity.
- If possible, avoid the crowded school holidays.
- Young children get bored during car journeys. Fill the day before with activity so they’re more tired.
- Or go by train-toddlers’ favourite type of transport.
- If flying, choose a departure time that allows normal sleep patterns to be maintained.
- Don’t count on an airline to feed toddlers to their taste. Pack a lunch.
- Before booking into a hotel or resort, check to see what their definition of “toddler” is. Most kids’ clubs are for ages three or four.
- Toddlers can be fussy about changing the place they sleep-take bedding or a pillow. And bring a favourite cuddly toy.
- Consider going with another family so you can share childcare.
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