Our collection of baby travel tips and advice is based on the first hand experiences of helping a baby or toddler play – keeping busy and engaged while traveling whether you’re en route or enjoying your travels. Whether you prefer to keep it low-tech or appreciate the tablet for the (travel with kids) miracle that it is – our collection of tips and advice is by parents, for parents! Do you have some tips to add? Please share them in the comments below!
Baby Travel Tips – Playing…
●Hide a few toys and books before your trip. Your baby or toddler will be happy to see old favourites while en route.
●Wrap the toys you’re bringing along. This means extra fun for baby and extra time with each toy.
●Bring along a large sheet or blanket if headed to the beach. You can spread in the shade for sand-free play or a nap.
●Traveling may be the time to bust out the smartphone or fancy watch and let baby finally play with it – supervise closely!
●New toys for the trip needn’t be expensive. Dollar stores are great for small trinkets and it’s no tragedy if the toys are lost or broken.
●If there’s a dearth of play areas in the airport, the movator can be your best friend.
●Learn about your destination and connect with the culture by chatting with local parents at a playground. Thanks to Google Maps and free wifi – you can easily find a park near you, wherever you are!
● Consider your child’s temperament before boarding the plane. Hard to calm down? Stick to quiet activities at gate.
● Put crayons in a clear make-up bag for travel. You can see all the colours easily and there’s no awkward cramming back in box.
●Whatever you do, don’t forget the charger. (Or spare batteries)