Here’s an interesting statistics - less than 50% percent of parents would consider international travel with their small children, but 92% of those who did would do it again. Perhaps learning how to do it more smoothly encourages parents to take their kids on yet another trip.
Here’s a list of travel hacks other parents swear by to make any trip easier with children.
You shouldn’t rush your kids as that would add additional stress. That includes planning, packing and any of the processes prior to and during your trip. Kids are very susceptible to stress and if you are at ease, the likelihood of your kids stressing also decreases. To that effect, pack in way in advance and have all the necessary essentials nearby.
Another common mistake parents do when travelling is overlooking the overall comfort of their kiddos. Kids can get very irritated if they are overdressed or underdressed. It’s better to have some additional/ optional clothing nearby (also helpful if they spill anything on themselves - which they will).
One of the interesting tips we’ve come across is getting the kids a camera or a simple task they could focus their attention on. Giving kids an age-appropriate responsibility is a neat trick that can be implemented when you start sensing restlessness. Mind you, finding a responsibility that is both interesting and appealing might take some creativity and a few trial and errors.
If your kids are young explorers, investing in a child locator app or gadget could be smart. There are some neat gadgets that if triggered by a transmitter would start beeping - just follow the sound to locate the young wanderer.
Yes, the key to smart travel is packing some awesome kid-friendly apps. The benefits will soon be clear. You will realize you don’t have to bring a ton of toys that might get lost or jam somewhere. There are plenty of age-appropriate apps for any OS.