Traveling with your toddler could present new prospects and challenges for you-Leaving your bundle of joy behind is not in your mind; the toddler is part of your life now. At the toddler phase, your kid is somewhere between 9-18 months. It is at this time that they learn to walk and enable you to rediscover your walking too.
When traveling with your toddler you should always be cautious and alert. Your small kid probably doesn’t know anything about the danger and will want to explore everything he comes across. Whether it a simple animal, item or person, your toddler will likely develop a peculiar interest for them.
Traveling with a kid can be a struggle- especially when you have more than one kid. However, with our tips, you will find traveling with your kids more enjoyable.
What to consider when traveling with your toddlers
• Choose your destination carefully
When visiting a place with your toddlers you should earmark its features and population. Chaotic streets could easily make you lose control of your kids. Places with history of violence are a no-go zone for your family. Always ensure that the vehicle you are traveling in has safety belts- Your kids may not want to stay still but play in the car, which exposes them to safety risks.
If you are planning on cruising then go for a cruise ship that meets safety requirements. You would not want to go on hospital visits with your kids when you should be enjoying your trip.
• Mode of travel
Do you want a road trip, train ride or flight with your kid. Depending on your choice, you will have to consider its effects on your kid. Flights could be scary for your kid especially when they sit closer to a window. Loud noises in train stations could scare them. Road travel is the best for toddlers as it is flexible and allow slower travels. Cars can also carry more luggage, which makes them ideal for carrying a toddler’s luggage.
Tips for traveling with babies
• Ensure your toddlers wear safety belts all time
• Travel with vehicles and ships that meets child safety requirements
• Take some clothes and toys for the toddlers
• Ensure you held your toddler’s hands all times
• Be always present for your toddler
• Monitor your toddlers at all times
• Carry a hiking backpack if you plan on hiking with your toddler
• Understand what your toddler needs and offer it when necessary