Travelling with your kids is one of the best gifts you can give them. Experiencing new places and creating memories during the quality family time spent together is invaluable. The benefits of travel to children’s learning and development are also an added bonus. But let’s face it, travel, especially long distance with kids can be tough and if the thought of it alone makes your stress-levels rise, then you will be pleased to know about these helpful travel tips and handy items to make it easier.
Keeping kids comfortable is vital to successful travel, especially on long-haul flights, which can be a nightmare if you don’t have a way of letting your child stretch out and lay flat for some sleep. Luckily there is a practical and affordable product available to help.The inflatable travel “Kooshions” from Kooshy Kids are absolute lifesavers when travelling on planes with kids. Little kids and big kids alike will love being able to put their feet up and relax (or even lay down for a sleep onboard!). Easily inflating between two plane seats, the durable Kooshion provides a flat, flexible and comfortable space. Don’t attempt air travel with young kids without one!
KEEP KIDS ENTERTAINED
There is no doubt that Ipads and Tablets are great for keeping kids entertained, with the ability to pre-download their favourite shows, movies, e-books and games before travelling so they can watch them mid-flight. The Netflix app in particular is great with the ability to download shows before travelling and watch them even with no Wi-Fi connection. Wireless headband type headphones like Kontraband,are great for little heads and are a more comfortable option when watching shows during travel.
If you’re looking for some alternate entertainment that engages kids creative minds and gives them a nice break from a screen there are some great travel friendly activity kits and games out there. Look for compact and portable sized activities that encourage independent play such as magnetic games, drawing and colouring books with pencils, stickers, puzzles and cards. Providing children with activities that foster creative play helps develop their imagination and fine motor skills as well as keep their little hands and minds busy.Avoid taking toys with small parts as they can easily get lost under and in-between seats.
PACK SOME SNACKS
As every parent knows, kids can get cranky when they are hungry so snacks and water really are essentials when you’re travelling as a family.
So its best to pack some snacks in your bag to have readily available, take something healthy as well as their favourites, or surprise them with something new. Snacks are also a good way to pass some time and keep kids quiet.
Also remember to encourage your kids to drink lots water and walk around the plane at regular intervals.
TAKE THE RIGHT BAG
Travelling with a backpack style nappy bag instead of the traditional over the shoulder bag is far more convenient and comfortable when you’re with the kids. It means your hands are free to hold the essentials, such as your child’s hand and your families’ passports when in transit, whilst you carry everything you need for the journey comfortably on you back. A backpack such as the Kooshy Kids On-The-Go Parent Backpack,can be both a stylish and practical option easily holding all of you and your child’s necessities.
So go on, select your dream place to travel with the family,book the flights and rest easy knowing that you can have a stress free travel experience with your kids!
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