Traveling to different places and creating memories with your loved ones is always an enriching experience. The journey to your chosen destination is also full of experiences and moments you cherish.
Here are some tips for safe travel, especially if you’re taking a holiday with your kids –
- As with every trip, packing is important. Pack enough clothes and the right ones depending on the weather of the chosen destination. If your child is an infant, carry a lot of diapers, wipes, extra clothes and if he’s a slightly older, then pack clothes which they are comfortable in.
- A long journey and your kid is bound to get cranky. Pack some of their favorite toys – one’s that aren’t easily breakable, have too many parts or are too heavy, to entertain them along the way. Engage them by playing small games and keep their mind off the fact that they are strapped to a child seat or seat restraint.
- Speaking of which, if you’re traveling by car or flight, then make sure you carry a comfortable and age-appropriate car seat that is FAA approved.
- Carry all of your child’s medicines and tonics in a small bag for emergency purposes. Check with your pediatrician the precautions you’ll have to take before travelling, like if you’re traveling by air transport and have an infant with you, it will be easier for you and the baby if you alter or adjust its sleeping schedule a few days before you actually leave.
- When traveling to an unknown country, you can’t be really sure of the quality of the food and drinks and given that kids are easily prone to diseases or problems due to bad food or unhygienic water, the stakes are too high. Make sure you eat at a place you are aware of or has been recommended by somebody you know.
- Contrary to what you might let your kids eat back home, a pizza is the best choice for meals. The ingredients involved don’t spoil easily and the temperature at which they are cooked doesn’t give the germs and bacteria a chance for survival.
- Always buy bottled water, rather than filling it up somewhere. Carry along some packed goodies that don’t spoil easily, to be on the safe side.
All this aside, a holiday can be an exciting trip for your children and might turn to be a bit expensive for you, especially if you are a single working parent. In such cases, you can avail child tax credits to help you through such times and make that trip a memorable one.