Traveling with young children isn’t always easy – unpredictable emotional outbursts, as well as all that schlepping, are definitely reasons why parents would avoid traveling with their kids. We’ve rounded up some brilliant ideas for planning a vacation with your kids and your family!
Let these clever tips take the stress out from you and you will be on your best road trip ever!
Deal with carsick children
Nothing can spoil a holiday than dealing with carsick children before you even reach your destination. Try these natural ways to calm your kids in long car trips – encourage sleep. A child who is asleep is unlikely to experience car sickness. Traveling long distances at night is better for motion sickness children, who will then be able to sleep naturally in the car.
If the distance gets longer, take a few breaks to have some snacks or move around and stretch a bit at every stop. The shorter the break, the less chance there is motion sickness can happen.
Pack some snacks and handy items for the young kids
Pack some of the essentials you will need on the travel day such as toys, bottles, diapers, pacifiers, and healthy snacks within arm’s reach If you have these items at hand in the car, you can keep yourself and your child happy and full. Have a variety of these essential items. Bring both salty and sweet snacks as well as many different types of toys.
That way, your baby has many choices to choose from if he/she is particular about what snacks or what toys he has. Having enough snacks and drinks for your child also means you don’t have to worry for not sustaining him throughout the night.Of course, you will find yourself hungry just as soon as your child’s eyes are close but that’s maybe not the best time to pull over.
Therefore, you will need to eat good snacks and energize yourself. Then you can tide yourself over until everyone is ready for a pit-stop to take a proper meal and some fresh air.
Get travel insurance for the family
Preparation really mitigates the stress or chaos, particularly on unforeseen times. Get HL Assurance Travel Protect360 – a must-have travel insurance for the family immediately after the departure date is fixed. Nothing can go worst without travel insurance when your trip incurs extra charges due to serious sickness of any of your family members traveling with you.
If you already have travel insurance for everyone, you would be more relief knowing that the burden of financial losses is minimized. Travel insurance also can handy in reducing any negative feelings or your financial losses if your luggage or other travel personal documents are lost during the road trip.
Save an empty seat next to the car seat for you
Whether you are driving in the day or night, you might want to ensure the seat next to your child is empty in case he/she wakes up or feels cranky In doing so, you can sit next to your child if the need arises and they would feel safer and happy with your presence beside them and not wailing in tears and feeling uncomfortable.
Get out to the best road trip and soak into the joyful moments barrelling down the open highway with your family Don’t forget to sign up for comprehensive travel insurance that covers most travel essential you need at www.hlas.com.sg
By Pang Wee Ya
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