Traveling with kids is not easy and when you have kids ranging from infant to toddlers, you just cannot leave home without kid-friendly traveling tips. It is even challenging especially when you have to travel a long way. However, when you plan things in advance your travel becomes more comfortable.
Travel documents: Passports are must for even infants if you are traveling to an international destination. If you have not got one for your baby, ensure that you order for it 6 weeks in advance. In case, you do not have to take passport ensure that you take copies of birth certificates of your baby.
Toys and activities: Ensure that you take a backpack filled with toys and activities to keep your children engaged during the journey. Things like coloring books, stickers, electronic games, soft toys, CDs and DVDs, boards, camera and a map will help your children have more fun filled activities at the destination.
Car seat: Bring your car seat in the flight which is familiar to your kids so that they behave well in the flight travel as well. You can attach toys and entertainments to the car seat and changing them in intervals keeps your kids engaged in their play. Check Easy moms guide to learn a few tips about traveling with kids.
Give responsibility: Ask your children to take care of their belongings. You can assign responsibilities to elder ones to take care of the younger ones and their belongings. Ensure they carry their toys and activities bag and keep them organized during the travel.
Protect ears: Ensure that you pack the required gear to protect your baby’s ears from receiving loud noise when the flight ascends or descends. You can give your toddlers some chewy snacks which help them regulate their ears. Fruit snacks, hard candies and gums can be given to older kids.