Traveling with kids this Holiday
Traveling with kids can be daunting, especially if you miss a few important tips and tricks that can make the journey more enjoyable and less frustrating.
There was a time when I would have disagreed with this point, I mean, I would love to shop and travel back with all I got, but, let me tell you, the less your luggage, the better for you.
There have been many times when I was tempted to leave all my stuff at the airport and just go free, all my shopped items became a bother!
Dealimg with lots of luggage was so hard, especially when I had connecting flights that required us to check in again and again .
I know you want to shop and all, it’s fine, but, you are better off shipping those things so you can travel light
I used to be a firm believer in facing the long flight once and for all, not anymore. Kids can get very uncomfortable in flights, they get bored and feel confined. When this happens, they’ll get cranky.
Trust me, you’ll rather not deal with that, break that long trip into smaller trips. There’s a sense of accomplishment that comes with they knowing they’ll be at a certain location at a not so distant time.
In other words, give them smaller challenges, let them experience the wins gradually.
Gosh, I wish I knew this much earlier.
I’ll never forget traveling with my 2 year old and my pregnant self running to catch the next flight (that’s another tip, plan to have plenty of time in between flights for bathroom stops, some free time for them to run around and just feel free without the pressure of missing a flight, the more time you have, the more joyful you and your child will be).
Back to my story, so I was connecting a flight, I was heavily pregnant and had a toddler, I dashed out of the airplane quickly and headed for the next terminal, lo and behold, I left my daughter’s backpack on board 😂 thank God for an amazing woman who picked it up, caught up with me, offered to help me carry a few things and taught me this tip.
This woman, she looked so relaxed. She was traveling alone, yet, planned to sleep over to avoid the rush. What wisdom!
A cranky mum or dad will scream and shout at their kids, but how will that serve you? Your focus is to keep the joy and love flowing, not pain and hurt.
I know that there are times when it may be difficult to either break your flight or sleep over at a layover location, in such occasions, ensure you and the kids get a lot of rest prior to the trip
We all know airplane food is not always what you hope it will be. Sometimes they are great, some other times, errm, could be better.
You’ll be grateful to have their favourite cereals, cookies, biscuits, etc.
Most airlines let you travel with these especially when you have little kids, take advantage of this.
Prepare for every temperature, have sweaters for when onboard as it may get really cold.
Depending on where you are travelling to, ensure you have appropriate clothes for them to towards when you land.
Wealahkids has a wide variety of clothes you can choose from. Remember, when they are comfortable and happy, you will too.