4 WAYS TO TRAVEL STRESS-FREE WITH KIDS

4 WAYS TO TRAVEL STRESS-FREE WITH KIDS

The idea of getting on a plane with children may sound like a nightmare to some parents, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

It’s true, kids become overtired during travel and with their routines all shaken up it can be difficult to find a balance at your home away from home. If you’re travelling with children, here’s a few things to be mindful of to help make your trip run smoothly.

Pack smart. At some point during the trip, your kids will be bored, tired or hungry. Often all three at once. Prepare accordingly by packing an activity book, their favourite stuffed animal and some healthy, mess-free snacks (such as rice crackers or dried fruit).

Take it slow. A tired kid means a cranky kid. Don’t pack too much into your itinerary and aim to spend more time in fewer places. Plan for quiet activities as well as more adventurous ones.

Rent equipment. Save yourself space on the plane and save your back from lugging around a pram by hiring one at your destination. The same applies for car seats, breast pumps, and much more! PakMag readers receive an exclusive 5 per cent discount with Hire For Baby. Head to www.hireforbaby.com and use the code PAKMAG at the checkout.

Pack a medical kit. Put together a kit with vitamins, paracetamol, Band-Aids, insect repellent, and various other items to keep you and your family feeling tip-top and ready for adventure at all times.

With a bit of planning ahead your next holiday is sure to be the trip of a lifetime. And when (or if) things do go wrong, just remember, those bad travel experiences make for the best stories!
Happy travels.

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