School’s almost out, and you know what that means… It’s almost time for a much needed vacay! We know how hard traveling with kiddies can be, so we’ve hooked up our perezcious readers with awesome tips on traveling!
1. Arrive early:
You already know rushing can add unnecessary stress. Avoid the chaos, and get there early!! Oh and did we mention some airports in the U.S. also have family lanes which can make going through security easier!!? Nice.
2. Time the flight:
If possible, book your flight or trip during your baby’s nap time. If switching up time zones, let the baby rest, but keep it at a minimum so they can adapt easier.
3. Pack light:
Don’t bring the entire nursery! If you’ll be bringing your car seat and stroller, gate check them before you board the plane. If your baby will be sitting on your lap, nix the car seat and request one from your rental car company instead. Booking a hotel with on-site laundry service is a great way to pack less!
4. Expect the unexpected:
This one is a no brainer! Flight germs can really affect babies. Make sure you have numbers for doctors and health care facilities in case of an emergency BEFORE your trip, and make sure your health insurance will cover you when traveling overseas. We also recommend finding out what your destination’s equivalent of 911 is so you don’t panic if there’s an emergency.
5. Do your homework:
Not sure what accommodations will be available? Plan ahead for a smoother trip! Be sure your car seat is FAA approved and will fit on the plane. Also, some international airlines offer bassinets on a first come, first served basis, so be plan ahead! If you’re traveling with breast milk, formula, or baby food, find out if there are any security guidelines you should know about beforehand!
6. Be flexible:
You already know that SOMETHING unexpected is bound to happen! When and if it does, stay cool, and use toys, books and other comfort items to ease the process!