Well, it is so excited to plan a trip with your babies, despite being known for the hurdles you might have. With those heavily loaded suitcases, a hand full of backpacks, and yes, your fussy baby, all might be a little horrible yet exciting as well. This is not just the scenario that you want to keep in yourself, although, traveling with the kids that are growing up has become a norm.

It is not that easy to get all the things done on time without having any rush at the last moments. It requires a lot of effort, mindfulness, and preparations to go for the journey ahead. No matter how you are commuting, every mode of transport comes with different challenges for, which most of the time you might not prepare for. It doesn’t end up being helpless and hopeless, if you want to keep your kid protective and safe throughout the journey it is important to stay prepared to combat the challenges.

While you are traveling with kids, there are things that you need to consider, and you should know. The extensive preparations need extra considerations.

Do Research about Airport and Airline

While you are booking the tickets, it is important to do a little research about the airlines and their policies. Check whether the airline is giving special safety and services for infants or not. Always look for the airlines that give services for both parents and babies.

Few things should be considered while choosing the airline, check whether they are offering bassinets, or count the baby seats as luggage, search the toilets that have the diaper changing tables, check the items that you can carry with your baby, and see if the airline is giving the designated services or not.

Make the Baby Travel List

Packing the backs is the first thing, now you are not traveling alone you have a little kid with you too. The luggage will be two times more. Put more diapers, carry zip lock bags and plastic bags also for the soiled clothes or you need to dispose of the diaper somewhere, pack the clothes according to the weather.

Carry the feeding items, if your kid is older than 6 months pack the dried finger foods, keep nasal bulb, and saline solution for emergencies. Don’t forget the wipes and rash creams. The first-aid kit is also important.

Prepare your Baby

The routine of your kid would be different in-country, and while you are traveling. Before leaving it is important to change the sleeping and eating routine. It would help you combat the disruptions you might face when you are out of the country.

Pack your Bag and Carry the Baby Seat

Along with the separate bags of your baby, don’t forget to pack your bag. Keep extra clothes that are within your reach to cope with the mess unexpectedly created by your baby. Keep the essentials in a handbag like wipes, baby’s feeding items, diaper, a toy, beverages, and water to minimize dehydration.

If you are traveling for the first time with your baby, it is important to pay attention to every small detail you think you might be missing. Leaving empty-handed means you are increasing the destructions.

Pregnancy is the best time to travel but in the second trimester. But it is important to consider that there are no complications concerning your pregnancy. Traveling during pregnancy is safe, it is usually recommended to avoid traveling in the first trimester. In the second trimester, you are most probably suffering from morning sickness which is about to end, and some of the other pregnancy symptoms that have become easy for you to handle. At that time you are not at risk of miscarriages and you know how to easily get around.

But, until the baby arrives you have to stay quiet alert and mindful and keep yourself away from mishaps. When you have finally decided to head to the hills or any other city on the babymoon, you should look at the precautionary measures that make your trip smooth and free from worries. Worry no more just look at these traveling tips.

Comfortable Wearables

Opt for the shoes and clothes you find the most comfortable. If you are going to sit for a long time in the car, train or planes do not forget to take the support hose. While you are traveling cuddle yourself in the most comfortable outfits and shoes that do not cause any swelling in your feet and discomfort you.

Choose the Cold Climate

Throughout the pregnancy, the body temperature is usually high and women feel sweatiness and hot temperature a lot. Most of the time it becomes really difficult for them to avoid those sunny temperatures. So try to choose the cold climate as your metabolism is at full gear. If you are going to a hot climate, make sure your hotel has an air-conditioner and try to stay away from the sun.

Keep Moving

Usually, when expecting moms’ travels, they experience blood clotting and swelling throughout as they have to sit for extended hours in train, bus, or car. It is important to walk around every hour. Do not cross your legs or if you have swelling issues do not forget the support hose.

Stay Hydrated

During traveling, it is important to stay hydrated for almost everyone. But for pregnant women, hydration is significant because there is no chance to put your baby at the risk. Try to take extra fluids, but do not drink beverages that contain caffeine as it could lead to dehydration.

No Multicity Tours

So you are not too active to enjoy those multicity tours as the pregnancy symptoms are there and you are supposed to experience tiredness all of a sudden. Decide a single destination for the trip that gives you the chance to relax after every hour, as rest is much important for you.

Opt for the Safe Destination

Safety comes first! You are not in a situation where you can choose the destinations that have contaminated water, lots of infections and diseases, and public restlessness. But if you are choosing a destination where you will require a vaccine, communicate with your health care provider and take vaccination that reduces the risk of getting the disease or infections.

From the time COVID-19 has spread all around the world, it brings a lot of lifestyle changes, things have becomes quite difficult and every one of us is strictly following the precautions to save ourselves and our family from the deadly breakthrough. Well, as our special occasions get affected, no birthday parties, no celebrations, no plans, and no outings, it has become frustrating for the children as well. Children wait for the summer and winter vacations for family trips and gatherings. As this all has become limited and restricted, it is upsetting the children as they are stuck at home even not going to schools.

Well, this all situation has crashed all the plans for vacations, but it doesn’t mean you can now have no fun time with your family. Don’t get upset or escape it mentally, there are some easy ways of staycation ideas for children of all age group and the parents too.

Have Family Games

Usually, parents plan to take their children on rides, but all of the theme parks are now closed due to COVID-19 precautionary measures. So there is no way to hit the great fun time by enjoying the games and rides.

So, why not try some homely games? Take out all the board games that are cozy enough to play in the boundary. You can also create troops on your roof for the competition among your kids in Olympic style. The splash mountain is another environmentally healthy idea, there are a lot more ideas parents can try with their kids at home.

Go for Camping

Camping is the best therapy to relax and change the environment. Well, these days you cannot camp in the overly crowded areas, cruise ships, in the forest, on the mountains, and cruise ships. The local campgrounds are the best substitute rather than having nothing. Bring roasting s’mores, musical instruments, some board games, and whatever you want to have some adventurous feels. This would be something that you can never forget.

Have a Road Trip

As foreign trips are not safe these days, the best alternative to have some fresh air is to travel through the town or have a long road trip. Discover what people are doing these days and how are the vibes of togetherness. Have a whole day with your family, hit the road for a distant destination like the beach or any specific spot, get some snacks, and yes don’t forget your playlist.

Plan a Beach Day

If you live near the beach, it is the best time to go out and enjoy the seashore. The sound of the waves, the sunbeams, slippery sand, and the fresh air will make you feel relaxed and stress-free. Spend the whole day on the beach with your family, jump in the water, play some games, and have a total fun time. A picnic at the beach is always the best way to keep yourself relaxed and physically active through beach games like volleyball, football, etc.

2020 is the worst year for all of us, as the COVID-19 has hit the world, normal life has to get disturbed. We are living around social distancing, limitations, and lockdowns. It’s being a year we are combating the universal disease. However, the end of the year is associated with festivities. From October till December we have Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the bash of New Year. Many of the people have celebrated Halloween indoors following social distancing and possible restrictions. But the two big events are still there.

In this duration, saying no to the holiday is considered to be normal as people are aware of the current situation, and people are accepting the apologies. But still, your best friends are not giving you chance to withdraw. As it will not be easy for you to say yes, and you might be thinking of the outbreak of the cases, on the other hand. Moreover, your mind will be thinking of the possible SOP’s they would be following that give you a safe side. But if you are not ready to attend the party, here are the simple ways to say no, which won’t hurt anybody.

Say a Genuine NO, if you want to!

Declining an invitation from an old and dearest friend is a really hard decision to take. Well, if you are healthy you will have plans with them after the pandemic. When you get a call from your friend and hang up, your mind triggers some possible questions. If you are conscious and concern about the attendees and thinking whether they are masking and following social distancing or not. In these situations, you are thinking to go with a NO. You can say,

  • I am sorry I won’t be able to attend the party, due to health reasons we are declining big events.
  • I heartedly apologize, will meet you some other day.
  • I won’t be able to join the party but will have fun together the next year.

Give Counter Suggestions for Hangout

If you are not feeling comfortable attending a party where you know so many people are also invited. When you have finally decided to say no, do not hurt your friend by your absence, although please him/her by having a personal small meet up. You can excuse by giving any reason that is suitable in that situation and suggest hangout at lunch or dinner.

Be Sweet and Positive

When you are declining an invitation you should stay positive, make sure the person on the other side didn’t feel embarrassed. Give the genuine reason and show you want to come, but due to such an emergency or something else, you are unable to join. Mention that you will miss the get-together. To show your sweetness and positivity add emojis.

Convince the Host 

Try to go with a concise conversation and convince with the reason you are giving. Keep the tone light and be honest. Hang up as soon as you can by interrupting with an excuse, like I am cooking food and it’s about to burn. Give a counter date or time by saying, meet you soon. If you linger in the conversation you have to give more reasons.