Are you planning to take your kid out? Well, we understand it’s not as fun as it sounds. Kids can get moody and unpredictable when it comes to travelling. They might also get cranky when they have to be seated in the car seat for several hours, while they wish to run around the house all day long. So how to travel with kids in such a scenario?
Well, read through the article to find out 6 travel essentials that can make your travel with kids stress-free.
1. Organized packing
We all know for obvious reasons, you’ve to pack twice the stuff for kids than you need for an adult.
The smartest way to pack is to have several packs for each different need. For example, pack the toiletries like toothbrush, paste, body wash, shampoo, wipes, etc. in one bag and clothes, accessories in the other. This is helpful because you can directly reach to that respective pack instead of struggling around the bag.
Who doesn’t like to binge-eat while travelling? Make sure to carry lots of food, snacks, and their favorites (except when you are not going via air). However, ensure they are light on their stomachs.
Prefer disposable bags for packing food and other temporary stuff. This can help reduce the weight by the time or give you the space to add new material.
2. Travel time and route
Choose the time and Route you are planning to travel, wisely. Choose the Route, which is not so bumpy and can take you to the destination faster and safer. Moreover, keep in mind that early morning and late-night travels can help you to put the kids to sleep and avoid the traffic. Smart, right?
3. Carry Amazon FireStick
I know it sounds a bit different than your usual things like scrabbles and puzzles but trust me, your kids are going to love this one. We all know that we need to keep the kids entertained and engaged, and the Amazon Firestick serves both purposes. It’s a small device like a pen-drive that can be attached to a HDMI port of your TV and get access to several apps like Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, HBO and a lot more. You may even consider a VPN so that you can unlock and watch geo-restricted content too. There are some very helpful blogs where you can find step-by-step instructions to set up your Fire Stick well in advance.
So your kids don’t need to get bored by the same old movies and taunt you for the rest of the trip. Also, the firestick comes with a voice-controlled remote. Just show them once to operate it and thank me later. They don’t need you anymore, and you can enjoy your part without any worries.
4. Research about the destination
The next most important thing on the list is to know well about the Place. This helps you sort out your entire luggage accordingly. For example, if you’re going to a beach, you can pack the swimsuits, sandpit kits, sunglasses, etc.
Each country has its own rules for medication documentation, visa processing, etc. And hence, the research can help you what all you need to carry along. Moreover, researching can help you avoid the hassle before and during your trip.
5. Leave early
If you’re travelling to another country via air, ensure that you leave early. If you’re taking a drive between the destinations, you must leave early. There’s no other option than leaving early.
As the parents know, you might have to make many pits stops on your way with kids. And if you can reach the destination, it’s helpful for the kids to get adapted to the place and weather. Moreover, you too can have little time to relax and plan the remaining trip
6. Prepare the kids
You might think to keep it as a surprise visit for the kids. However, most of the time, it fails. So it’s always a good idea to let them know about the destination you’re planning to visit. Prepare them well for the location, the activities, and your whole plan.
Food, weather, travel, and a lot many reasons can make your travel experience miserable. Understandably, parents need a vacation more than any other people, but it’s complicated as you can’t leave the kids home or take them along with you. Don’t worry, already. We’ve got you covered.