Even in the best of conditions, traveling can be tough. Traveling with tired and cranky children can lead to even more stress. However, whether by car, plain, bus or train, learning to travel with a few kid-friendly essentials can help to make the ride a bit smoother for all.
Traveling can be exhausting for anyone, kids included. Packing along their own pillow can make it much easier for tired children to take a nap while on the road. Because they are available in a range of sizes, designs and colors, it is easy to find one that is gender neutral and just the right size.
Having their own blanket while traveling can help kids to feel more secure in less than familiar surroundings. This can calm cranky toddlers and allow for easier napping while traveling. Bring their own blanket from home or purchase a special travel blanket for special occasions, like a trip to grandma’s.
Kids Travel Bags
Packing a special bag just for your child will make them feel special and help get them excited about the trip ahead. Be sure to pack their favorite toys and snacks to prevent them from getting hungry and bored on long car rides. For planes, be sure that you pack foods that are travel friendly and will pass inspection, such as crackers and cookies.
Kid Designed Identification Badges
Every parent’s fear is to lose their child in a crowded place. Allowing your child to decorate his or her own identification badges can be a creative way to help your child feel safe as well as help to make sure that they understand the importance of not talking to strangers and staying with the group. These can be made from simple index cards and then pinned onto a child’s clothing.