Here are some very practical tips that may just help make your holiday with your babies and toddlers run a little smoother:
Have a check-up with your doctor a few days before you go away. They may suggest a few items that you could take with you to help in the event of a family illness.
Check your destination to see what basic supplies will be available to you. Especially items such as nappies and wipes.
Don’t worry about slippery soaps when travelling – Huggies® Wipes are great for when you’re travelling with your little one. All you have to do is pack one for a no mess, no tear wash for you little one, anywhere, anytime.
Everybody needs a passport if you are travelling overseas. Even a newborn will need their own. This can take quite a few weeks to get organised, so start early.
Travel insurance is a good idea no matter where you are travelling.
Make an ID bracelet for each of your children. Include your name and contact number, laminate it and pop it on your child’s wrist or tie it onto their clothing.
Think about investing in a portable DVD player (or iPad). They are not only fantastic in the car but useful at your destination if no DVD player is available. Some parents take them to restaurants as well, so the kids have something to do while mom and dad finish eating.
Take along a scrapbook. This can be as simple as an exercise book or a lovely holiday memory book. You can write down the day’s events and ask the kids to give you their thoughts. They can also do drawings in there of what they saw and stick in entry tickets, maps, and so much more. You can add photos to it when you get back. The kids will love going through their travel scrapbook long after they arrive home.
Remember to pack extra batteries or the battery charger for your cameras.
Check local water supplies for their safety for your baby or toddler. If you’re in doubt, use bottled water.