Travelling with kids takes planning, not just the itinerary, but for whatever you might need during the trip. Read our tips.
Travelling with kids takes planning. Not just the itinerary, but making plans on what the kids would need and what you would need to cope with those little emergencies.
Cleanliness when travelling with kids
If you are like my husband, who is obsessed with cleanliness, this is definitely something for you to think about. Did you know that the airplane tray tables and seat belts are some places with the most germs and bacteria lurking around? Not exactly the thought you want to start off your holiday with, but hey, it is something to think about.
You might want to look at an anti-bacterial spray to give those areas a good clean. One that doesn’t require scrubbing so that you could be discreet about it and not appear like some freak trying to clean the entire airplane (not that anyone would complain I think!). Just spray, wipe and let dry.
Personally, I prefer an organic one. At least I know there are no toxic chemicals in case the kids decide to put their fingers in their mouths. For those travelling with younger kids, the organic anti-bacterial spray will also definitely come in handy for times when the pacifier or feeding spoon drops on the floor. Just spray, wipe, dry and use.
Yes, there are hand sanitizers too. But what if there is something that actually protects even before you come in contact with these germs and bacteria? Actually, there is! It is a body protectant spray that forms a layer of protection on the skin and naturally destroy harmful germs and bacteria like HFMD, E-coli, Salmonella, etc, when they come into contact. No one wants to fall sick at the start of the trip. Be protected!
Time to change a diaper? You pull out a change mat, a couple of diapers, a pack of wipes, diaper cream and perhaps some moisturizer. Oh then you pick up the baby. And you hope you don’t fumble or drop anything. Diaper changing clutches, like JJ Cole’s, is a change mat with the works. It comes with pockets that allow you to fit a regular pack of wipes, slot some pieces of diapers and a tube of diaper cream. All you need to do is to grab the clutch and remember to pick up baby. The clutches are so stylish it is quite easy to forget that you are holding a diaper clutch, not a lady’s clutch.
What else do you have to keep in mind when travelling with kids?