Traveling with Tiny Tots
*This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Baby Cubby but as always opinions are 100% my own.
While it’s been a few years since I’ve traveled a long distance with tiny tots it doesn’t mean that I’ve forgotten how “tough” it is. Raising kids is a tough job and each new phase usually presents itself with a new set of problems. But traveling with tiny tots doesn’t have to be tough all of the time here are a few fun ideas to help you keep your tots busy while traveling.
Bring entertainment – Yes, even babies and toddlers need to be entertained. I always bring along their favorite toy to help keep them happy. A few extra toys never hurt either.
Bring along the essentials – Believe it or not, but the essentials are the easy items to forget. I pack a big diaper bag and then a smaller one to carry with me into restaurants and pit stops.
Don’t forget the nap – Even when we went on vacation when my daughter was littler, we still squeezed in nap times. Tots need as much rest as humanly possible and we all know that a cranky baby means a cranky mom.
Bring the baby carrier – When traveling, you will probably do a lot of walking, shopping, and moving around. Instead of dealing with a stroller, I always wore our daughter. A baby carrier, in my opinion, is so much easier to deal with. Check out the selection of Carriers and Slings available at the Baby Cubby because they are lots of choices and they have found the highest quality and safest baby gear to provide to parents in a fun shopping experience. It’s a win, win!!
Get to bed early – While it maybe tempting to stay out late try to keep your bedtime routines as normal as possible. If your little one is used to a bedtime at 8 pm, be back in the hotel by then because that will allow you all to be on your best game. I also tried to bring a pack n’ play with us to make sleeping as easy as possible but there are much safer versions now available.
Lots of snacks – My daughter loved to eat as a toddler, so this made traveling easier. I would bring along some cheese sticks and crackers and other favorite snacks to help keep her busy.
Audio books – Another secret to traveling with tots is to bring an audio book for everyone to listen to. I liked getting audio books for kids. Listening to the fluctuations in the author’s voice was something my daughter loved!
Go with the flow – Babies and toddlers need a flexible schedule. They also need you to stay calm and not get bent out of shape when something goes wrong. The Baby Cubby has all of your baby needs covered so be sure to check them out today.
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Traveling with a tiny tot doesn’t need to be hard! What tips would you add to this list?