Travelling with Ease

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Travelling with children can be a logistical nightmare at the best of times, not least when you’ve got four tiny people with wills of their own. Whether you’re going around the world, or just to the park, having an organised system for getting your kids out of the door can be a life saver. There’s no need for drill sergeant precision (or there might be!) but structure and routine are necessary for a smooth ride and stress free travelling.

Don’t Rush
Always allow yourself and the children plenty of time, so you’re not stressing out. Whatever sort of transport you use, whether that’s just a bus to your mother’s or a plane to the other side of the world, you need to factor in time for tantrums and tears before you even leave the house. Whilst travelling you need to remember that children will tire quicker than you do, so you should have rest stops. This is particularly true if you’re travelling with children in the car, as they can become bored and start asking “are we nearly there yet?” Rest breaks allow them to stretch their legs and perhaps see a bit more of the world than they would if they’re stuck in the car.

Keep Them Entertained
Whether its high tech like a child-friendly app on your tablet or something tried and tested like their favorite toy or a new coloring book, keeping them entertained (and well fed) is the best way to avoid a tantrum.

Travel Systems
Invest in a good pram or buggy, one that is sturdy and durable enough to survive different terrain. A pram that adapts for your child’s age and needs is invaluable, as even if your child is walking you can use it in restaurants and when the child is tired. Some, such as double pushchairs from Britax, allow you to change the infant carrier so it can be used in a variety of different ways. One such way might be a horizontal sleeper that can be used for newborns, and be taken off the buggy frame and used as a cot in hotel rooms. Another such way might be a car seat or a carrier than can be used both in the buggy frame and off it.

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  1. LOVE the “don’t Rush” tip. I’m always in a rush and it really does make things more difficult. Great tips!

  2. It’s always a challenge on the long trips. My daughter is good for about 1/2 hour, then who knows

    1. It definitely will but I’m so excited that it will be soon! I hope that it will be sooner rather than later for you all! <3

  3. some good tips,we will be traveling with the grandchildren an ill take any advice given

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