Travelling with kids? It's completely on you how you plan your trip. Your planning could either make it an exciting or a nightmare for you as well as the kids. Thus, proper planning and advance preparation help in ensuring a better vacation and making it memorable for good reasons.
Here are some of the basic tips discussed to make your journey pleasurable.
Advance Booking :
Advance booking of the tickets is the prior thing you should do. Make sure your tickets for the journey are confirmed. Also provide some knowledge about the journey to the kids to set their minds. The mode of transportation does not matter to the kids. And if your kids are helping you in planning stage, take a breath of relief as half of your work is done. Moreover, to keep the kids involved in various activities, pack all the things accordingly. Before boarding the train or airplane, make sure your kid had complete sleep as half awake kid is sure to show grumpiness. In case of road trip, pack all his favorite toys, and make sure your child plays with all that you have taken along for him.
What to Pack :
Making a decision about what to pack is very important. Make sure to pack some woolen clothes if you have planned for vacations at some hill stations. The climatic changes prove to be a big spoiler. Make sure you make your child use the stuff that you especially bought for the trip. Do not forget to get a toy or bottle to make the kid comfortable during the trip.
For planning some board games to take along rather than video games or other electronic gaming consoles. But if you have a road trip, then both video games or board games are difficult to handle, thus, it is suggested to play some interactive games like guessing the vehicles or some memory testing games. To keep the kids involved in the game throughout the journey, do not miss to reward the winner.
It is always good to be extra prepared. To keep your child happy and involved in the trip, pack all the favorite eatables of your kids. In addition to this, also make sure you choose a hotel that has special arrangements for the kids as this will be a positive attribute in your memorable vacation. Some homemade snacks would also be great, even if kids do not finish them, you can have them along with tea.
No matter you have a long or a short journey to travel, you should carry medicines. Prepare a small first aid kit with all essential as well as non-essential medicines, bandaids, ointments, etc. also make sure that you inform your family doctor about your trip. So that in case your kid falls ill, you may consult your doctor over the phone.
Are you traveling to India? If yes and if you are with kids then this post how to travel in India with kids will come handy.
Contributed by : Neelam Talreja