Now baby Dottie is a toddler, yes she is walking, falling, toddling about, fighting with her sister! I thought it was about time I looked into travel tips for toddlers. These can be tips for travelling an hour to see family and friends or even travelling abroad on holiday.
We travel up country – from Cornwall to Derbyshire to see family a couple of times a year. Then travel around other places. This year so far it’s been Manchester. Later in the year, it’s Wales and Windsor. It’s been pretty hard going with exclusively breastfed babies in the last few years. But we did it. So is it easier travelling with a toddler and a preschooler?
Hopefully, it will be if you bear in mind my 6 top tips for travelling with toddlers and preschoolers.
- Take your time – Plan ahead and don’t rush. Make sure you leave extra time for travelling for unscheduled stops, so you don’t get stressed out. Plan for a slower pace, and if you are staying away don’t try to cram too much in on one day. You don’t want cranky, overtired toddlers to deal with in the evenings in a strange place and you are shattered yourself.
- Pack lots of snacks – Have lots of healthy snacks to hand – low in sugar. If your toddler is anything like mine they will be looking for something every couple of hours!
- Baby Wipes – Useful for any and every situation. Keep them close to hand for wiping up and cleaning hands. I’m sure they will work a treat for you on flights where there are limited facilities.
- Comforter/Favourite Toy – Do not forget your toddler’s comforter or favourite toy at all costs. Most children want their favourite toy to cuddle up and sleep with, its familiar for them and help them relax. If you can pack a small pillow to help if you are flying.
- Spare clothes – Always a good idea to pack spare clothes for your toddler in your carry on luggage for accidents if you are flying and in your changing bag if travelling by car. I always carry an extra set for each.
- Travel Gear – Make sure to invest in some great travel accessories. Wheeled holdalls are a necessity for travelling with kids. It’s much easier to wheel your case when carrying a toddler in a tantrum! Depending on your destination, you might also like to purchase a portable high chair, and a travel car seat as well as a lightweight compact travel crib.
I hope these tips will make travelling with toddlers much easier for all so you can all relax and have fun.
You can also pop over to The Mamma Fairy to check out her tips on travelling with toddlers for more ideas.
What are your top tips on travelling with toddlers? As always I love to read your thoughts.
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