Traveling with a toddler can be a challenging process. I always enjoy having my little one with me but the preparation can be overwhelming! What do I bring? What gear do I need? How do I make sure Im not the one on the plane everyone is staring at and thinking “why can’t you shut your kid up” (which has happened)!
Snacks, snacks, and more snacks! Try to provide snacks that are low in sugar but still appealing to your toddler. Always have water and milk. Surprisingly the airlines do not have milk on board most of their aircrafts. Definitely no domestic flights. You can bring liquids through security if they are for the “baby”. They will “test” the liquid so they must be able to open the container. You can also buy them once you are in the airport.
Layers are the best! I also love a pair of Ugg boots for a toddler. They are easy to get on and off, comfortable and warm.
Photo in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
I think this is a very personal subject. It is different for every child. For my daughter a carseat has worked the best on the aircraft. I put the carseat in her airplane seat with the seatbelt though it. I then buckle her in and hope for the best! She likes the comfort of her carseat.. She knows it is hers and that she needs to remain seated. Otherwise she is all over the place!
Jackson Hole, Wyoming Trying on her first pair of ski boots.
The Life Saver:
Nice to have a VERY LIGHT weight stroller. Even an umbrella stroller works. We tend to walk a lot and her little legs can’t keep up. If you are lucky, they can take their nap in the stroller while you are out and about. (photo in St. Moritz, Switzerland)
St. Moritz, Switzerland
Turks and Caicos, Parrot Cay
And for my final tip...always bring the toddler! Family time is always the best time. While we do have to deal with the occasional melt downs and work our schedule around nap time, there is no one I would rather travel the world with than my little Zur Zur! I mean, look at that sweet face! How could you not want to travel with her!?