Going on vacation with kids should be fun, but the change of environment or break in routine may be too difficult for them. To make sure that your vacation with kids will turn out to be worry-free, take note of these tips:
Decide when you should leave. If you are going for a very long drive, it is a lot better if you can schedule it during early morning or at night time. Either way, your kids may be asleep and they will hardly notice the long journey. If they do wake up, you are not too far from your chosen destination.
It also pays to bring along something entertaining such as sing-along tapes or perhaps light sticks that your kids can play with if they happen to still be up during late nights.
Prepare your kids for the flight. Your children can get pretty restless if they do nothing on the plane but sit. Thus, you may want to keep them calm before your flight by bringing along play materials such as a ball. You can let them play with it. You may even get some of the passengers to join in, which will add more fun to the activity.
You can also avoid the hassle by ordering the kiddie meals earlier. Moreover, ask your children’s doctor all about air sickness and the medications they may have to take to lessen or prevent it. You can also tag along a food bag containing juices, milk, and other kinds of food, as well as plastic dishes, spoons, and forks. You can also reduce the restlessness by bringing toys and other materials that can capture their fancy or interest all throughout the flight.
Know when to board the plane. When you are in vacation with kids and you are taking a plane, make sure that you can be the first ones to board. This is to prevent passing other passengers with your luggage and your kids in tow. Do not check in the stroller together with your baggage. When all your hands are occupied with suitcases, your stroller becomes a very handy and important tool.