How to Take the Stress Out of Travelling with Kids
A family holiday should always be a fun and relaxing experience, yet every parent that has travelled with kids will know just how stressful it can be. Travel can be stressful at any time but particularly when you have kids in tow to look after and who could easily get bored, upset, scared etc.
With this in mind, here are a few tips for travelling with little ones which should help to take the stress away and allow for a relaxing break.
Take a Comforter
If your child has any form of comforter that helps them to feel relaxed then you need to make sure that you have this available to hand throughout each stage of the trip particularly at high-stress times, such as going through the airport or on the flight.
Stick to a Schedule
Children thrive on routine so it is helpful if you are able to replicate this as best you can throughout the holiday. This could include making sure that they are taking their nap at the same time, getting up and eating at the same time etc. Obviously, this will not be possible at all times and you will want them to enjoy the trip by staying up later than normal etc.
Keeping Them Entertained
You will want to avoid boredom at all costs while travelling with kids as this is what can lead to tantrums and/or tears. This means that you need to make sure that you can keep them entertained even during the dull parts of a trip, such as waiting around at the airport or on the flight. Toys, games and watching cartoons on a tablet are all good options to keep them entertained throughout the trip.
Fun Yet Comfortable Accommodation
Leading on from this, you should also think carefully about the accommodation as this is where you will spend a large amount of time. It should be somewhere that has plenty to keep kids entertained throughout the trip but also somewhere that they will be able to relax and enjoy privacy. Camping holidays in Italy are a great choice because they are kid-friendly with plenty to do while still providing plenty of comfort.
Have a Flexible Itinerary
It is a good idea to have a plan for each day so that you always have something to do but you should not enforce this itinerary. Children will not have the same energy or enthusiasm for getting out and exploring so you should be flexible and plan your days around how they feel.
Travelling with kids can be incredibly stressful for all if you do not plan ahead. Your holiday should always be a fun and relaxing experience and these tips should help you to keep the little ones happy throughout the trip so that it is a valuable experience for the whole family.