When traveling, don’t forget that airport security is going to want to see any liquids in your bag.
Keep all liquids together (don’t forget any medicines you may be bringing) and keep them in one container so you can easily show them when asked.
Toddlers are often used to their normal bedtime routine and may have difficulty sleeping in a new place.
Don’t be afraid to bring a port-a-crib if you have room for it inside a tent, cabin, or camping trailer. Infants and toddlers may sleep better if given their own space and parents will sleep better knowing that their child is in a safe place during the night.
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Unless your family is used to more rustic activities, it is best to choose a campsite with running water and clean restrooms that include showers when camping with a toddler.
Many campsites offer swimming pools and playgrounds that make camping with a toddler much more enjoyable. Some campsites are more family friendly than others.
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When traveling via air, remember to pack any drinks in clear plastic zip-up bags because the cabin pressurization can result in leaks even in the most otherwise spill proof cups.
Visit farms, go camping or take the kids hiking. While toddlers may not be able to enjoy the outing as much as an older kid would, it can still be a great learning experience if you prepare the trip in advance. For example, you can talk about farm animals, practice writing their names or discuss what they eat or how they live.
When traveling on a plane, wear your toddler out beforehand. Run around the airport! No sitting allowed until they board the plane! Allow extra airport time for releasing energy before your flight’s departure.
When traveling carry a change of clothes for your child ALWAYS and it is advisable to carry a change of top / t-shirt for yourself too. You NEVER know when you will need it.
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Make your kids use the toilets before boarding the aircraft as they are spacious and much cleaner compared to the aircraft ones!
Carry baby wipes as you will need them a lot in-flight for a quick wipe up. Be sure to put them in a place easily accessible to you throughout the flight.
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When on vacation get a suite. Suites aren’t just for VIPs; they’re also for parents who want to have a conversation with each other while their children are sleeping in the other room.
When making flight reservations one should consider the best times to travel with a toddler.
Parents may consider traveling at off-peak vacation times and book seats during the middle of the week and during the day time. They should also opt for non-stop flights to minimize the hassles that often come about with connecting flights.
When on vacation check out kid services at other hotels.
Just because you’re staying in one hotel doesn’t mean that you can’t visit another – especially if the other hotel has kids’ offerings.
Do some Googling or talk to your travel agent to check out competing hotels’ programs.
Many parents find that bulkhead seating at the front of each section provides more comfort while traveling with a toddler.
These seats have no seating in front of them and allow for more leg room, ability to change the baby, and room to stand or play for the toddler.
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When camping with toddlers: Get a portable crib for sleeping and napping at the campsite.
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When visiting Disney, to safeguard if your child get lost take a digital photo of your child.
Snap a quick picture of your kids each morning of your park adventure. That way you’ll have an instant record of exactly what they were wearing to show security if necessary.
When camping with toddlers: Explain the outdoors to your toddler so she isn’t frightened during her first camping trip.
If you’re tent camping, set up the tent in the backyard first, and let her get used to it.
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