Last week, I did something completely spontaneous. I packed up my two and four-year old girls and we went on an overnight road trip. It’s summertime and I wanted to get away for a few days to relax.
We travel quite a bit and I’ve quickly realized that packing is key when traveling with toddlers. Here are a few tips that might be helpful as you prepare for your next trip –
- Bring snacks! Typically, when my girls start to get fussy, having a snack on hand usually settles them right down. Plus, traveling for long periods of time makes you hungry!
- Let kids pick one activity each day – Let them choose something they’d like to do and add it to the itinerary. The activities they choose may surprise you!
- Stick to your regular routine – Naps when traveling are so important with my girls. If your little one still naps, keep them on a regular routine, they’ll be happier and so will you! And while it may be tricky, stick to eating at the same times you do at home too.
- Bring their favorite toy and bedtime story – Sometimes the smallest of things makes bedtime easier if they have the comforts of home.
What tips do you have for traveling with toddlers?