12th October is Children’s Day. A really fun thing for those who love to travel with kids. And it depends on the date. Are you worried about traveling with babies?
If you travel with kids, some special care is required. Because toddlers can be very active, asking for constant attention from their parents.
Many parents sometimes refrain from traveling with their children for fear that they will get into too much trouble. This can be solved by good planning and preparation before going on a trip.
Tips and Precautions for traveling with children
The first concern is with the itinerary you choose to travel. You should choose a place where there is a hobby for them. There is not so much crowding for you so you can keep track more easily. Choose a place that has its own atmosphere to care for special people while you have fun.
For example, does it make sense for you to travel with kids to a shopping-only destination like Ciudad del Este? They won’t have anything to do, they won’t touch anything and you can’t calmly and patiently shop in Paraguay.
To be good, kids also need interesting itineraries, good parks, and destinations. Those that do not involve long walks or those that are not just for night walks
However, stuffed animals and toys should always be on hand. Because during the more boring times of the trip, even when the parents are tired, they will help entertain the kids.
Regarding documentation, be aware that children also need visas and passports to travel abroad, and these documents have the same deadlines as adults.
Check vaccines before traveling with babies. Especially, get travel insurance for the little ones. Take necessary medicines and check if there are pharmacies and hospitals near where you will be staying
In the chosen hotel or inn, make sure it has a swimming pool, lounge area, toys, and children’s area where they want to go. Also check the extra bed specifically for them.
Those traveling with babies should bring a light and practical stroller, bag equipped with bottles, nipples, and diapers, i.e. a complete kit for all parents. You should check if the hotel has cribs and if the places you visit have cribs.
For airlines, flight ticket prices vary according to the age of the child. The airline must be informed that there is a child on board, as flight attendants are alerted. And they are prepared for potential problems in advance.
Unaccompanied minors require parental permission. I saw it on a flight. In this case, a stewardess will accompany you.
Pregnant women above 8 months cannot travel by air. Even babies can’t until 7 days.
When packing, avoid excess weight and try to leave an exclusive bag or backpack for each child.
An interesting tip is to involve the child even in planning the trip, show the place you want to visit, and create expectations with him to visit that place.
Suggest showing maps, photos, and even simple dishes before the trip.
As you can see, traveling with kids takes care and work, but it’s worth it. And there’s nothing like showing them photos of the trip you took together and talking about the trip for days.
And you, do you usually travel with children? Do you take little ones on your travels? Do you have travel tips for those who want to travel with kids?