Planning a family trip is not something easy if you are a parent: the needs of everyone have to be considered, and they may differ one from another. There lies the importance of thinking and planning ahead. Trips are an amazing experience everyone in your family should be able to enjoy to the full.
It may not be easy for parents to take care of kids while they are travelling and at the same time enjoy the new place. Sometimes kids get tired of walking and we have to carry them in our arms. Sometimes they feel sleepy and we must start considering getting back to the hotel, etc. Here are some tips that may help you know what to do in circumstances like those beforehand.
Food and Water
You never know when kids will start feeling hungry; sometimes it can happen because they are bored, so carrying a snack is extremely important. A bottle of water is even more important, especially if you are to walk long distances. You want to watch the health of your family, and one way to do this is making sure no one gets dehydrated. Besides, make sure you have sunscreen with you too, especially if you’re going to a hot sunny place. Don’t just make them wear it before leaving the hotel, but also carry it with you as they may need more, especially when days are long.
Sometimes the most basic aid supplies can prevent bigger trouble. As baggage, you should include a little bag with band aids, alcohol, painkillers, an antifungal cream, motion sickness pills, and, if possible, antibiotics (as you may not be able to buy them at some places without a doctor’s prescription). Whatever the case may be, make sure you know how to administrate them.
One of the things that may be a determinant in defining whether your kid will or won’t enjoy the trip is the language. To quote a foreign language learning parent: “The best of my Spanish lessons in Miami is teaching my kids Spanish, as well as showing them pictures of Miami and other Spanish-speaking places, and explaining what the Spanish culture is about”. This way, the interest of kids awakens and they can be as surprised as you during their trip. Opening up our kids’ minds to new worlds is not only important for us to enjoy trips, but also to their human and intellectual development. At the big apple, parents write a “What I love of taking Spanish lessons in New York” list, and encourage their kids to learn the language to.