Having children does not mean you have to stop traveling. Although there are still many families waiting for children their age, or leaving them with other siblings to travel far away, the tendency to bring children with them continues to increase. A good news if we take into account that Spain is always in line in Europe in terms of family trips abroad. Until now, most still prefer beaches or Spanish camps to enjoy the summer. And, even though both plans are very honorable, not children who cut our wings to travel the world.
Find destinations that are suitable for small children
Travel with your family
There are many countries that have interesting attractions for children. Water parks, attractions, themed, with animals, hotels where there are activities for them or places frequented by other families where our children can meet more children. Try to find common activities according to their age and get their attention. For example, in Asia a good idea is to introduce them to snorkeling and enjoy the sea floor. In the forest you can see various types of animals, zip lines or exercise.
Select the direct route
If you travel by plane, avoid flights that have scales. If they have it, then they won’t be too long. Also, try a good schedule for children and they don’t damage their biorhythm. During the trip, feel near the window, so you can reflect on the landscape and turn your attention further. If the flight is late at night, be sure to ask for flight attendant blankets and pillows. The more rest they reach their goals, the better their feelings will be. If it’s a long trip, we suggest you bring them entertainment. Some companies have sheets and paintings to distract you, also with pictures and coloring magazines where you can use the last page map to show them geography.
Including the essential
Depending on your destination, it’s easier to bring everything your children need. It’s better not to leave anything for improvisation, especially in medicine. Always carry a first aid kit by hand. You never know whether you can find medicine easily or at what price.
Do not be afraid
Many families admit not to bring their children for fear of something happening. However, there are many countries that are safer than us. If traveling alone or with a partner, there is no accident, why does it happen to our children? What’s more, bringing children with us will open the door for us. In some countries in Asia or Africa, families tend to be very large, so they will be happy to help you, meet you and maybe your children will eventually play with us.
Even though during the day they seem unstoppable and have more energy than us, children are usually tired beforehand. Avoid long trips that are full of visits, museums, food prepared by something fast and want to squeeze a trip to the top. Learn to enjoy relaxed steps, with longer breaks so children have time to eat and rest. The days will end faster and you may see fewer things, but you will enjoy them longer.
Adapt to your schedule
Depending on age, the child will have a predetermined habit. Even if you are in another part of the world and feel that time is not there, it is best not to change it. Try different meals at the same time, that you sleep as needed or that you are in bed at the appointed time. This will avoid that fatigue will cause anger and in the end it will be an uncomfortable situation for everyone.
Depending on your age you will need more or less items. If your child is not walking, then the question arises: Baby carrier or backpack? The only answer is fate. If you are going to travel to a city where the roads are paved and easy to surround, then you can take the chair. If what you are planning is hiking in the mountains, visiting old villages or doing outdoor activities, the most comfortable thing is the baby carriage. During the trip you will see that many parents have also chosen this option. Forget baby cribs, change tables or other items. Many hotels have relied on it.