It is extraordinary how life takes a turn when you become a parent – the good and the bad. Even more so, when you have to take on the daunting task of travelling with kids. In the year 2012 alone, 8.2 million Australians travelled internationally, of the people, vast majorities were on family vacations. However, these days luxury hotels around the world are catering to families travelling with kids, allowing them to enjoy a vacation without having to leave the kid at home. Travelling with kids in and out of Australia can still be fun. All you have to do is follow some simple rules. Read on for simple hacks that can make your travelling way more fun with kids.
Ready the Essentials before Travel
The first thing to check is the expiry dates on the passport – particularly the kids. You may feel triumphant having issued your newborn with a passport, but passport for kids expire every 5 years and children grow up very fast. The next thing is a planned commute between the hotel and airport. This will eliminate the hassle of waiting for a transport after a long flight.
While on the Flight
Children are naturally inquisitive and keeping them entertained in a confined space may be a difficult task. At such a moment, the possibility of them sleeping may be preferable to anything else. You can construct a tent over them using butterfly clips. Apart from being fun, it will help them sleep without getting every few minutes. Do not over-burden yourself with extra luggage because let us face it you are hardly going to get any spare time from entertaining your kids. Carry a variety of snacks and plenty of water. When it comes to seating arrangement – divide and conquer, both the parents must take a kid and sit across different isles creating some space between both the kids.
A Hotel that Caters to Families
After landing at your destination, you would want to head to a hotel that caters to families – a hotel that is particularly receptive of children. The hotel should have everything from eco-friendly pools – they contain fewer chemicals, which is good for your child and the eco-system, miniature water-ski lessons to family-sized canoes. The restaurant should have an array of food on the offering for children as well as the adults. If your destination is going to have you exposed in the sun for long durations, carry sun protection creams – foam cream is easier to apply than spray.
Millions of people all around the world travel with their children every year. You should not be discouraged by the idea because you cannot truly enjoy a vacation without your kid by your side. All that is required is a bit of precaution and planning to have a memorable travel with your child. The blog helps you with some simple hacks that can ease travelling with children.