Friday, 3 March 2017

Hacks To Make Travel With Little Ones Less Stressful

If you are planning a family holiday, then it can be both exciting and overwhelming. There can be a lot of things to organise, such as passports and holiday documents as well as tickets and what you will be doing when you are there. Not to mention packing, foreign currency and getting your home ready to be empty for a little while. With all that in mind, it can become a little stressful. But if you’re planning a trip over the Easter break or this summer, then you can rest at ease. Here are a few ideas and hacks to make your family travel as simple and stress-free as possible.


Plan Travel For Specific Times

This can be trickier for more long haul journeys unless they are overnight trips. But if you are choosing more budget airlines for shorter journeys, and your kids still take naps, then plan your travel around the times that they would normally take a nap. When sat down on a plane or train, the motion and constant humming sound will send them right off to sleep. Which is going to be more enjoyable for everyone concerned.

Don’t Get Lost

If you’ve ever been to a large theme park like Disneyland with your family, then you will know how easy it is to lose little ones as there are people walking in all directions. You might have also seen people dressed in the same t-shirts. Sometimes large family groups will wear the same colours shirt or even have their last names on so everyone knows that they are together. As a way to avoid losing your little ones, then you could look into custom t-shirt printing for your trip. Then if one of your children does wander off, they can be easily identified as yours, and the staff can bring them back to you much quicker.


Pack a New Toy

It can be hard to keep kids entertained for a long time with the same old toys or gadgets that they have. So if you can be organised enough, the getting something new for them is a great idea. You could even wrap it up like a gift, so that takes extra time up and keeps their interest for longer. Think about taking toys and books that can be used at your destination too. They will be without their normal things and having something like a book to read at bedtime is a good idea so they can stick to their routine.

Do Your Research

When you’re packing for a trip with little ones, it can feel like you are taking all of your earthly possessions. So one of the best things to do is to see what will be near to where you are going to stay. If you’ll be near to a supermarket, then you don’t need to stress out too much about taking the right amount of nappies, as you can always buy more when you are there. So look for the things that you might need, and it could help you to pack more lightly.

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