While travelling is meant to be for everyone, mothers of toddlers often find the idea of roaming around the country with children difficult. Hence, parents end up travelling without the kids. Though leaving children behind in the care of trusted individuals is a great idea, its not the most ideal situation. Many a times, stressed out mothers keep calling back home to check up on the kids and don’t enjoy their time off to the fullest.
Our question is, why leave children behind when you can have an equally amazing vacation with them around? Besides, travelling together not only strengthens the bond of the family but also opens up the youngster’s minds to new experiences.
Here are a few steps you can take to travel comfortably with children:
Keep the kids occupied
Yes, kids till the age of ten can get really demanding while travelling and you will often hear them complain and whine. But this happens only because youngsters of that age are impatient, full of energy and tend to get bored easily.
The solution? To keep them engaged and occupied throughout the journey. Make sure you pack their favourite books, games, songs and snacks. Once you reach the holiday destination, try to have ample activities planned out for the kids such as trekking, hiking, campingetc.
We understand, parents often get worried and over-plan when their kids are concerned. Just remember, there is no need to stress and overpack, instead make smart decisions and pack wisely. After all, you need to spend more time preparing your kids for the journey rather than shopping for hours. Besides, everything you need will be available any part of Pakistan you are headed towards.
Decide between a hotel or renting a cabin
Though hotels are fancy and have room service, some kids are extra hyper and need space to run around. All you have to do is study your child’s behaviour and figure out which type of accommodation fits their personality.
Research on the accommodation you select
Can you imagine taking a baby stroller up a hill? Well, that’s what’s going to happen if you don’t do your research properly. Make sure the hotel or cottage that you book is at a comfortable location and does not require a long walk to reach.
Find out more about your destination
This is important because you need to be aware of the different sort of activities you will have the kids involved in. Also, research on the restaurants nearby so you can take the kids to their favourite spots.
Don’t forget to pack the important things
If you are travelling up north, you definitely need to pack the perfect warm sweaters and thermals for the kids. Other things you need to keep with you include medicines, a first-aid kit, and some yummy snacks.