Travelling with a kid means the focus is on comfort. Most of us as parents make sure our kids have everything; they need to make it a comfortable trip. Sure, enough most of us plan ahead on the things we need to take for the kid before a trip.
However, like most parents there is something that we overlook while considering the essential or necessities. These things we forget totake on a trip can possibly ruin a comfortable stay for both your id and you. After all, what is more exhausting than a fussy kid when away from home? So here are out top picks on things you shouldn’t forget to take when going on a trip with your kid/s.
Toys and Other Stuffs for Entertainment
The best way to calm a fussy kid is to give them toys to play. This can be anything from new toys or toys that they love to play with always. Especially if you’re trip involves travelling in a plane or a train a crying kid can be annoying for all the passengers.
On the other hand, it can equally exhaust you to calm a kid when they get fussy or keeps crying. So take few toys along with you on a trip. If you’re concerned about space and other luggage weight restrictions, try to get a nappy bag backpack. It works like a multipurpose carrier to stuff more things inside.
If your kid loves watching cartoons or rhymes, download them in a tablet and bring it along. Give them the tablet to watch things they like when they get fussy. This also makes sure the kids don’t get bored wheel travelling or even while you’re on a hotel room or any other accommodation.
Some kids are used to a specific sleep routine and sleep arrangements. This includes them wanting specific linen, pillow or even a blanket. So, if your kid is peculiar about their sleeping routine and sleeping fabrics and pillows, try to take them along.
Hotels or accommodations in general will not have sleeping arrangements for kids. Even if they do make arrangements on request, there is a concern with hygiene and sanity. Poor hygiene practices by hotels can even cause allergies and other severe reactions to kids easily as they have sensitive skins. So even if your kid is not peculiar about their sleeping items, try to take at least one pillow and a blanket separately for them.
Make sure you take kids shampoos, soap, toothpaste, wash clothes, diaper cream combs and etc. separately for your kid. You can simply pack all of these in a water proof pouch or even a zip lock bag. The reason for this is hotels or other accommodations don’t necessarily give healthy substitutes for toiletries for kids. Even if they do it can be risky to use them on sensitive skins. And diaper rash creams are something that you can’t expect a hotel or accommodation to provide you when you request to.
On the other hand, using adult toiletries like soaps and shampoos that carry chemical can react easily on your kids. So, make sure you don’t take a chance with these.
Another thing to slightly emphasize while talking about toiletries is to take enough diapers on your trip. This is because not every place you travel will have the same brand or type of diapers your kid is used to.