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Tips For A Fuss-Free Travel Experience With Your Toddler

Traveling can be a beautiful experience when we put all things in place before hitting the road. When you're traveling with your little one, it becomes even more exciting, and it can even be a great time to bond.

  • Published on: 13 Jul 2021
  • 4 min read
Tips For A Fuss-Free Travel Experience With Your Toddler

Traveling can be a beautiful experience when we put all things in place before hitting the road. When you're traveling with your little one, it becomes even more exciting, and it can even be a great time to bond.

However, traveling with a baby as a weaning mother comes with lots of hassles. The good news is you can avoid a huge percentage of the problems if you go through our tips for fuss-free traveling. Be sure to read our article about how to prepare for the trip as well!

traveling with toddlers

Research

The first step to having a fuss-free travel experience is to find out some details about the place you're going to. This will help you navigate even better as a mom.

If you're visiting a place for the first time, you don't want to lodge in a bad hotel or eat crappy food. With adequate preparation, you can enjoy your trip with your little one.

Pack Well

Packing well is very important, but I don’t need to stress this point. Having at least 2 extra outfits, for example, is always helpful. However, it’s also good to look for a good place to do laundry during your trip because you never know what sort of mess will happen! Plus, you won't have to think about doing all the laundry after returning home, which is when you ought to be recuperating from traveling with your baby.

Toys

Pack some toys to keep your baby happy. This will keep them engaged, and you can quickly get them distracted when necessary because it will be necessary.

toys for toddlers

Pump, Formula, Snacks

If your baby is on formula, they'll need it during your trip. Remember that a well-fed baby is a happy baby. So whether it’s breast, milk, formula, snacks, or any combo of the aforementioned, don’t forget this one, especially for you, too mom. Nobody likes a hangry person. Don’t forget bibs and burp cloths as well!

Wipes and Tissues

You'll always need wipes and tissues as they'll come in handy when your baby poops, has a runny nose or during feeding. You don't want to start looking for wipes or tissues when they mess themselves up when you least expect it.

Diapers

Babies that are toilet-trained can act funny sometimes when they're not in their homes. In cases like that, a few diapers may come in handy. You don’t want to find yourself in a situation where you can't get a clean place for your little one to poop or pee, so be sure to pack at least one changing pads.

Medicines

If you’re traveling aboard, getting medication without a prescription may be a bit challenging. If you have to get them, they may also be expensive. Packing essential medicines like cough drops, pain relievers, antiseptic cream, as well as prescriptions will make things easier.

Include Lots of Fun Time

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Include lots of fun time in your to-do list. You can include visits to the zoo, pool, parks or anywhere interesting for your kids. Plus, they'll have so much fun that they’ll sleep better at night, which also helps you sleep better, too.

Clear the clutter

Make your car clutter-free before, during and after your trip. There's no doubt that more mess will be made during your trip but starting your trip in a clean vehicle is an excellent way to begin your journey. You can keep a few microfiber towels in the glove compartment of your vehicle to keep it clean and dust-free.

Take Direct Flights

With a direct flight, you can reduce travel time when traveling with your baby, making your travel much easier. If you can go for an overnight one, it will make your journey more fussy-free since your baby will have to sleep throughout the journey.

Going Back home

When you're traveling alone, packing up on your way home may appear easier, but it can be very challenging when you're with your little one and you don’t have a proper plan. If you do your laundry throughout your trip, that's great! You can easily pack all clothing in one bag.

To make things easier, start packing from a week or a few days before your departure. This way, you can keep your accommodation tidy before you leave. Also, ensure that you get your car packed before your departure day to save your time and prevent you from getting tired.

If you shopped a lot throughout your journey, the chances are that you may have to create more space in your car due to additional items. In this case, you can get vacuum bags. You'd be surprised how much space you get to save by using them.

Rest, Rest, Rest

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After the stress of traveling with your little one, you both need to rest well and recuperate from your travels. You may not have enough time to rest as a mother, but ask for help if necessary. Safe travels!


Meet Our KeaMommy Contributor: Nadia Rumbolt

Nadia Rumbolt is a mom of many trades, including creative writing, blogging, van life, minimalism, veganism, the beach, nature, and the occult.

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