Don’t we all just wait for Spring and summer to take some vacation? Well today parents are usually active, and young mothers are increasingly deciding to travel with their little ones. After all, when you get a child, life should not be divided into “before” and “after”. Hence, shoutout to all parents out there never refuse a vacation! Luggage properly packed for a trip will allow you to spend time together with maximum comfort. Now scroll down, to find out more about how to travel with your own child! Check this out!
Tips on what to take with you when traveling with your Child
Let’s talk about the things that are definitely necessary for every trip with a child. You should have multiple sets of clothing: of course, you should take shorts or skirts and three times as many T-shirts. Several sets of underwear and one or two suits. It is better not to have overalls or sandpits: then it is not necessary to completely change the baby’s clothes if the soup is spilled on the T-shirt. Choose trendy toddler clothes so that your child would look special during the vacation.
Apart from documents, take hygiene items which we all need, a first aid kit, sunscreen, and food. You can certainly buy a lot on the spot, but do not forget that you will have to spend some of the time on the road, where all this can be useful. Secondly, you do not want to spend hours of a precious vacation looking for the right diapers, and medicines without a prescription may not be sold abroad at all.
- It is also better to buy sunscreens at home and have time to do an allergy test of a new cream or lotion before the trip.
- If the child is not prone to allergies, the new climate, unusual nutrition, and plants can cause it. Therefore, in addition to the usual proven analgesic, antipyretic, antiviral, put antihistamines in the first-aid kit.
- Stock up on adhesive plaster, antibacterial wipes, and hemostatic caravans for minor abrasions and cuts.
For the little ones, if the stroller cannot be disassembled, you also need a cradle (carrier) and/or a sling. For older children – a folding stroller. Even if the baby is already able to take long walks, a three- or four-year-old child at the airport cannot do without a stroller.
You should also take shoes for the baby, including slippers and flip-flops. The same applies to beachwear: at home, in a comfortable environment, let the baby walk in a new outfit, let them splash in the bathroom: equipment tested by the “battle” is a guarantee that the child will be comfortable, elastic bands will not rub, and rubber sandals bought in a hurry won’t slide on the tile.
The not so necessary things
In this category, we will include beach swimwear, toys and books, feeding utensils, powder, and hygiene products. As a rule, all of these you can find in the hotel or it can be bought or rented. If you’re the kind of family that travels by car, then all these things can be safely taken with you, it will allow you to save on the purchase. And when it comes to traveling by plane, then each pound of weight will need to be paid additionally. For a child under two years old, most often only up to 15 pounds of luggage is allowed, so think again before putting another toy in your suitcase. Another tip, if the baby is over three years old, then it is best to consult with them what kind of toys they want to take and actually play with. Buy your child their own backpack or suitcase and agree that pencils, toys, books that you take on the road should fit into it.
If It Fits
Other clothes like additional T-shirts, panama hats, sunglasses, shorts belong to this category. Taking a few replacement kits with you just don’t overdo it. Surely, you will want to bring some new things from vacation, and there is a laundry service at the hotel. Save yourself the hassle of carrying a huge amount of clothes there and dirty laundry pack. Experienced parents know such a life hack: they only take those things from which the child is about to grow up, or which are already worn out, but it is still a pity to throw them away. Feel free to dress up the baby, and then just throw it away, do not regret it. So, you clean the wardrobe and free up space for new items.
Overall, you should take only the most comfortable clothes and all the necessary things you might need during your vacation. Create a list in advance so that you do not forget anything at the last moment. And enjoy your first vacation!