Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Traveling with Children

Now that we are in the midst of the Holiday Season, chances are you'll be traveling with your kids to visit family! Whether across the Island, inter-island, or in a big jet-plane, here are some handy tips to keep the kids (and those traveling with you!) happy and occupied during the journey!

Plan Outfits Carefully
Everyone knows what a hassle security can be to go through, but it doesn’t have to be the nightmare before Christmas! Comfortable clothes and slip-on shoes will do wonders for speeding up the security process. Layered outfits are also recommended while travelling, as airplanes tend to be totally unpredictable when it comes to temperature. Some are hot, some are cold, but if the kids are wearing a t-shirt but have a jacket as well, they will be comfortable either way. And don’t forget socks for cold toesies!

Ziplock Bags and Wet Wipes
These are probably few things as essential to bring while traveling as ziplock bags and wet wipes. The possibilities are endless-- put all your small items from pockets in while going through security, pack changes of baby clothes and diapers, sippy cups, snacks to name a few. And same with wet-wipes-- you’ll never know when a spill or accident may occur, so having wet wipes on hand is a quick and easy fix. Plus, wet-wipes are perfect for freshening up on long travel stints.

Toys and Games
Keep the kids occupied during long trips by packing their favorite toy or game, or even throwing in something exciting and new! Word games for older children, crayons for younger kids, maybe even a DVD or two will work wonders to keep your children occupied on long journeys!