Well, if you are traveling with a kid, you got to know some best tips. Especially, if you have toddlers of say 9 years and 2 years, you would certainly encounter two sets of challenge. So, if you are facing the same challenge, then here is a list of best tips for you while you take your children on holiday or return to meet your family.
Ensure that you have a packing list handy. While going on a trip with kids, you tend to forget a lot many things in hurry. You can enjoy a much better trip if you do not forget to pack spare wet wipes/nappies/teething gel or Flopsy the bunny.
You should distribute your hand bag into two parts. You can stow away the spare clothes, toys/books/snacks and nappy kit in separate bags within your hand baggage.
If you are flying to the destination with tiny tots, you must spend in a good backpack for hand baggage. This would keep your hands free and back safe for shoving buggies and carrying babies while you go on board.
You can pack a spare set of clothes also for your little kids as well as for you. Unexpected situations do not come predicted and you never know when your kid would smudge milk or food or puke on you.
Every kid loves to run around and play in any area they can find nearby. So, you can find out a play area in the airport (if one exists at all). Generally, the major airports have a play area for the kids where they can play around with the soft plays and toys. Such an area is usually made beside the chairs from where you can keep a watch on your kids while they play and you wait to board the flight.
Kids love surprises. Put away some surprises by packing some cheap new books/toys/pencils/crayons/drawing books wrapped in colourful covers to cheer up your little ones at various points of your trip. Do not disclose these fun treats at the very beginning or else the entire fun will be lost. At least, pack three things for the trip and give them to your kids at different intervals.
Utilise as much technology as possible. This is extremely beneficial for long car trips. While you relax during the travel, make sure that you have your favourite apps and games installed on your smartphone and tablet. You can download music and movies during travel.
Keep a bottle for your kid and ensure that you can milk or water so that the little ones can pop their ears id required.
Take some child-sized earphones or headphones and get your kids used to these prior to going on board.
Relax and breathe. You might get exhausted handling your baby. So, try relaxing more and your kids will automatically relax.
You can cheer yourself up at the end. Have a nice bath shower or enjoy a glass of wine! At the end of the trip, you can hire a baby sitter for your kids or let your in-laws keep a check on your dear ones for some time. You certainly deserve a treat.
Finally is the masking tape. You can take a roll of masking tape and it works as a treat as you can draw things with it at the rear of the plane seat. You can also glue them on your face to give them fun. Well, you would have endless options.