I am going to be traveling very soon to my native country the Dominican Republic! I am so excited and anxious because I think I deserve a little vacation. Even though I will be going with my children all of them, I feel like I am still going to be able to have a great time and even relax! did I just say that word? For me if I am in a different state, country, or house I feel like I can have a good time because I am not home you know? Since I am traveling I decided to share some tips on how I make traveling easy and stress free.
Stress free tips when traveling with children
Make a list
The most important on my list (ha ha) because it just organizes your life and keeps your sanity at ease. Making a list of the things you need to buy and the things you need to do makes it easier not forget them! You know what making a list release’s the stress of course!
Make sure your passports and children’s passports are up to date.
If you haven’t done your children’s passport make sure you do them at least a month prior to traveling that way it ensures you that you will get them right on time.
Take any medication you or children are taking
Very important not to forget this!. Also you may want to take Tylenol, Motrin, Pepto-Bismol or anything of that nature, just incase you may need it. This was recommended by my pediatrician so got to listen to her!
Sun block or bug repellent
Even if you are not traveling to a tropical place, sun block and bug repellent are important to keep your skin or children’s skin protected by the sun and also you don’t want mosquito bites do you? unless you are going to Alaska or the north pole than you don’t need this.
Pack some snacks
Whether you are on an airplane, in a car, or train snacks are necessary to guarantee a smooth ride.
Make sure you take some toys with you when traveling with your young children. Toys can keep them busy and happy at the same time, no fussy kids here! and one more stressful thing to wipe out of your list!
Diapers and wipes
This may seem obvious but hey we are human and we can forget sometimes. I did! when I was traveling with my family to the Dominican republic about 3 years ago, I had packed diapers and wipe in my suitcase but not my baby bag to take on the airplane, big mistake I had to run all over the airport to buy them, very stressful!
Strollers and car seats
This is a good idea because you do not want to be carrying your baby 24/7 where ever you go, I am pretty sure you want to enjoy your vacation don’t you? So when baby is sleeping just put her/him on the stroller or car seat and let them rest while you continue to have some fun in the sun!
Make suitcase at least one week before trip
Making the suitcase is stressful enough! Imagine making the suitcase for your little ones as well. making the suitcase at least one week before you travel will make things much easier on you. This will assure that everything on your list is taken care of, you do not need to stress over making the suitcase and what goes where because guess what you already did them! This step will guarantee a less stressful mommy and more happier one!
I hope you enjoyed these tips and found them useful. Happy traveling!