International travel can be taxing as it is. Add a toddler to the mix and things get interesting. I recently traveled with my 16 month old between the UAE and America. I did it alone on the way there and with my husband on the way back. To ensure safety travel and enjoy the way while travelling with your family then you must choose Ann Arbor Wedding Party Bus for your limo rental service. My little one traveled well; mostly because he’s just really calm while we travel and….mommy did a few things right to facilitate the process, I mostly kept him entertained with toys and little snacks that I packed for the both of us just in case anybody got a bit hungry, plus our flight to our destination was super comfortable with the help from https://flightfactory.co.za. To give you some ideas on travel tips go to United States. Here’s my list of the top 10 things you should do and have when traveling (long distances) with a toddler…
Backpack It! Traditional diaper bags are cumbersome and have poor weight distribution hanging on one side. I packed my lovely Coach diaper bag in my checked luggage and carried on my Arena backpack. Traveling moms should invest in a good backpack. Here are some key things to consider when shopping for one:
Size – get the largest size you can carry. You’ll be glad you did.
Flat Bottom/Sides – you will want to sit or lay your bag down without it toppling over. Structured sides also make organizing contents easier.
Padded Straps – this is a no brainer. Comfort is a must.
Easy Access Side Pockets – this is necessary for reaching frequently used items like your cell phone, passports, boarding passes, etc. I was certain to make sure my bag had at least one easily accessible mesh pocket for my tot’s sippy cup.
Lightweight – the backpack itself should be sturdy but light. Once it’s packed, it will get heavy; and heavier, and heavier the longer you carry it. You don’t want to carry extra weight.
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Use Priority Boarding – Ask and you shall receive. Do not be afraid to march right up to the gate attendant and make it known that you are traveling with a small child and will need to board ahead of the crowd. In most cases, this courtesy is extended when boarding starts but don’t chance it. If you let them know your situation and remain visible, you will surely board first.
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Cover Checked Baby Gear – keep your child’s items sanitary and in tact by using stroller and car seat covers. The plastic bags issued by the airlines are better than nothing but not the most durable. I travel with my own stroller bag that I purchased from Amazon.
Add Little Swimmers to your pamper mix. If your toddler is not potty trained, frequent diaper changes can be a challenge. Lets face it, in-aisle diaper changes are sometimes unavoidable. Little Swimmers are easy to step into and they have tear-away sides. This makes for an easy cleanup in a tight space.
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