Travelling With Children
Travelling with children…..or It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
Far from being a reason not to travel and seek adventure, children are perhaps the best reason of all to do both…..The 4 Hour Work Week
Over the years we’ve done a bit of travelling with our children. From roadtrips to boat trips, and almost everything in between.
We have been relatively fortunate to have some pretty good mini travellers through most of our adventures, but we have never taken it for granted, and we have always put in the prep-work (which may have been over the top at times) to anticipate their needs and requirements (and ours) before each trip.
Preparing To Travel
Of course every child is different, and the prep-work required as they get older changes. The good news is as they get older, and more experienced at travelling, they also get better at anticipating what lays ahead, and helping out.
For the first time travellers, the excitement of trying something new can be easily overwhelmed by fear and/or uncertainty. The key, we’ve found, is to have familiar (and easy) activities at hand to help keep them occupied. Whether that be a familiar book for them to read (or for you to read to them), a familiar toy, preloaded handheld tablets/ipads with suitable headphones, or other easily packed activities.
Suggested Travelling With Children Articles
Below are selection of blog articles from networkdads.com and other bloggers. As always, if you have your own articles that you wouldn’t mind sharing, or comments, then please comment below.
Travelling with children can at the same time be stressful, draining, educational, and rewarding. Through research, trial and error, and sheer luck we have managed to remain sane(ish) and enjoy the shared experiences we’ve had as a #family. Below are 7 Quick Tips for traveling with children….from networkdads.com
Choosing the right headphones for kids however can be a little daunting. Whether its a last minute run to the supermarket, or a well planned and researched purchase, there are some key points that parents should take into consideration when buying said headphones….from networkdads.com
Travelling with children can be a bit like taking a herd of wild goats on holiday. Whether they’re your own or someone else’s, factoring a child’s needs into your travels involves a lot more than sticking on a CD full of pop music and making toilet stops…..from roughguides.com
You can maintain your sanity when you’re travelling with children… just make like a Boy Scout and “Be Prepared”…from havebabywilltravel.com
Below are some other articles that you may find useful:
As we approach Summer here in Australia, sunshine and warm weather equal outdoor activity and adventure for children. For parents interested in their children’s eye health, it’s also the right time to get sunglasses and eye protection for kids….from networkdads.com
To Grandmother’s house we go! And you’ll be in the car for five whole hours – how can you make the trip enjoyable with a baby along?
Cruising with kids makes a great choice for a family vacation. Many new cruise ships are like floating resorts with seemingly endless options to keep all ages entertained.
There are many more resources from bloggers and #parenting sites across the web. Remember, travelling with children can be rewarding for both you as parents and for them. Don’t shy away from it, embrace it, because in the end it’s all worthwhile.
Once again, if you have your own articles that you wouldn’t mind sharing, or comments, then please comment below…and please share. Help demystify and normalise travelling with children, and we’ll see you out there.