Travelling with Toddlers

I love travelling and we did some good ones this summer. It is always difficult while travelling with children. I believe that it is easy travelling with infants and not toddlers. For Infants all you need to is food and diaper change and most of the time they lie in the car seat because toddlers get bored very quickly and we have to keep engaging them πŸ™‚ . And I realized how tough it is to entertain toddlers while travelling.

This week we went to Boston and it is 6 hrs by flight and so we had to plan. We decided that we are going to get Baby A her own seat since we don’t want her sitting on our lap for the entire time. And I picked a file where I can keep her play things like crayons, color book, stickers and story book. And the most important thing is IPAD, she is obsessed with it and she does play all the games I have downloaded. I will write a blog of the apps in the near future. With ipad, she will be quiet for more than an hour πŸ˜€ . And of course, lets not forget about the snacks (Goldfish, raisins, graham crackers, cheezit) and of course change of clothes and some diapers. I also take a box of toddler formula for emergency but she does drink whole milk so it’s not a problem while travelling. And all these stuffs we had to carry on our hand luggage πŸ˜€ and lets not forget the stroller as well :D.

I have to say that it was not bad with her playing in her own seat and sleeping for about an hour or so πŸ™‚ . We also did a drive of about 6 hrs from Boston to Rochester to visit my aunt and that was little bit painful 😦 . We were all tiredΒ and she was cranky as well. We had to take 3 rest breaks in-between those drive and she was bored and tired as well. She loves stickers so I had a stack of them while travelling and of course crayons πŸ™‚ .

I am still learning about toddlers. They have very short attention span and you have to keep entertaining them while travelling. Be sure to take lots of water and of course in my case flavored milk as well. I usually get the horizon organic chocolate milk and will let her sip. Stock up on the body lotion since their skin will get very dry during travelling. And the most important thing, don’t forget to travel without their favorite blanket and their toys. It is getting difficult to travel with Baby A since she get bored very often and quickly.

Her bath kit includes, body wash and shampoo, body lotion, diaper rash cream, Tylenol and nasal spray. The things I forgot this time was nail cutter and comb πŸ™„ . We had to carry so many stuffs for her that she had her own suitcase πŸ˜€ . I think I will review some baby products which suits Baby A in the near future. Overall, it was a tiring enjoyable trip. Maybe some of you can give me advice on what to take while travelling or to engage a toddler πŸ™‚ .





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