Travelling with children
Travelling with children can be a really exciting and fun adventure but it also can bring some trepidation for parents and carers. Although travelling has been a tricky subject over the last year or so, hopefully (everything crossed!), travel might be back on the cards in the not too distant future! Whether it’s an exotic trip to the other side of the world, a more local staycation closer to home or a day out with a picnic, planning is defiantly the key to success!
Here at Naturally Baby, we all put out heads together to create a list of top tips when travelling with young children:
Just go for it! What’s the worst that can happen?
Although the thought of travelling with young children can be a bit daunting, it will be all ok in the end, just got for it! Make sure you plan some down time in to your day out or holiday (for all involved!) and start creating some special memories!
Take plenty of drinks and snacks
The number of snacks and drinks children seem to need I’m sure increases exponentially with each mile of a journey! The Yumbox snack box and Yumbox lunch box are a great way to encourage healthy eating habits by making it easy to prepare and pack a variety of healthy foods. Yumbox incorporates leak-proof lids, lightweight materials and easy to open latches. They also come in a variety of designs and colours. At Naturally Baby we also stock reuasable Frugi water bottles and Klean Kanteen flasks (both insulated and non insulated). Great to keep drinks (or ice lollies) at the perfect temperature and you are also benefiting the environment - what’s not to love!
Wipes, wipes, wipes and wet bags
After all those snacks, there are bound to be sticky fingers and faces aplenty! Washable wipes (and a wet bag to keep them in) are a fantastic addition to any travel or day out packing. Environmentally friendly and easy to wash, these wipes are an easy economical add in to your holiday packing. At Naturally Baby we stock a range of wipes from suppliers such as Cheeky Wipes, Little Lamb and Popin in a variety of prints and colours – come in and have a look!
Don’t forget the sunhat and glasses
Baby and children’s skin is much more sensitive to the sun than an adults, with the NHS recommending that children under 6 months are kept out of direct sunlight. Sun hats and glasses can be really helpful in protecting little ones from the bright sun. At Naturally Baby we sell a range of sunhats in a variety of fabrics and prints (0-6 months upwards). We have also recently started stocking Baby Banz children’s sunglasses. They are a fantastic product for children with their soft head strap and no glare lenses. They come in two sizes, 0-2 years and 2- 5 years. For those heading to family festivals this summer, Baby Banz Ear Defenders, can also be a great addition to the packing list to protect those little eardrums.
Plan ahead if you will have extended period of sitting
If a long car journey or plane flight is part of your travel arrangements, having a few small toys or games to pass the time can be a huge help. Why not create a little bag of activities for each child to pass the time. At Naturally Baby we have a variety of high quality, ethically produced small toys to help along the way.
Save space on the packing where you can
Excess packing goes with the territory when you are travelling with small children, but try to make space savings where you can. A collapsible stroller is a great idea to save significant space. Why not add in a beautiful Minene universal pushchair liner (£14.95), to protect your pushchair from spills and everyday accidents; 100% cotton and reversible they are a great addition to your travel kit. (Available in store)
You know what kids (and adults) are like when the see the sea – don’t forget the swimwear!
Children love the waves, be it diving straight in as a more competent swimmer, or paddling at the shore, jumping the waves! Make sure you have packed the swimwear and UV suits for those planned or unplanned dips! Why not pop in to see us and have a browse at the great range of washable swim nappies, UV suits and body warmer swimwear. We are always happy to provide advice regarding suitable sizes for your little one.
Whatever you and your family get up to this summer, have a wonderful time creating some fantastic memories!