Traveling with kids can be challenging and complicated. So today we're sharing four expert tips from stellar globe-trotting mamas who travel often with their kids.
TRAVEL TIP #1, from @thealisonshow:
My best travel tip is to try to have almost no expectations! Or more specifically decide on just one. When we went to Hawaii with 3 kids who are 6 and under, I set my top priority and expectation as: spending lots of quality time with my kids by giving them my undivided attention. So when Rad (3) threw up multiple times all over our rental car on a twisty road, or all the kids sobbed because sand is SANDY 🙄, I could say, "But we're together, and that's what I wanted!" And it really did help me from getting frustrated or grumpy when things, as they always will with kids (especially when you're trying to be fun!) didn't go exactly perfect. I was a more fun mom and wife and human because of it!
TRAVEL TIP #2, from @amandajanejones:
Pack a thin blanket. We take this one with us EVERYWHERE and use it in everyday. We use it as a picnic blanket. We use it when the kids get chilly. I've used it as a nursing cover. We've used it to make train seats comfier for on the go naps, and we've also used it to wipe boogers when it was the only thing we had available. 😉
TRAVEL TIP #3, from @nothingdownaboutit:
While I try to keep it healthy at home...we load up on dum dum's and m&m's while on long flights! And I always make a trip to the dollar store a night before a flight and grab some play dough and sensory toys for the boys. I grab Scarlett easy little crafts and coloring books. These things keep my kids happier, for a longer period than tablets and phones!
TRAVEL TIP #4, from @momcrushmonday:
Be sure to check out our Travel Kit (it's airplane ready!) and ENJOY YOUR TRIP!