Taking a trip overseas with the wee ones can sometimes be a headache. While that might sound cruel, we all know kids can at times be relatively tough to deal with. It doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom, however. Today, let’s run through four ways which will ensure you still enjoy your holiday, even with toddlers in tow.
- Load up your smart device
One trick to keeping the tots happy – and therefore making things drastically easier for you – comes in the form of taking a smart device loaded up with hours of their favourite TV shows and games to play.
The likes of Peppa Pig and Sesame Street are constant favourites for little ones who are in need of some serious distraction. While we wouldn’t recommend always throwing this one when they misbehave (it’s certainly not a trick to employ too much at home), on your travels it can serve as the perfect break for both you and them.
- Kids clubs are your friends
Whatever kind of vacation you plan, make sure there are kids club available to drop the toddlers off in. This will serve as the perfect chance to get some alone time, but also let’s your small one play with people of their own age.
Insurance agency Compare Travel Insurance highly recommend this practice, as it allows your toddler the chance to meet new friends, play in kids pools and get involved in activities and child-friendly entertainment. These are all important learning experiences.
- Bring lots of tasty snacks
Nothing makes a person grumpier than an empty stomach. That’s as true for toddlers as it is for adults. To avoid you or them getting grouchy while you’re out and about, make sure you invest in a series of tasty, preferably healthy, snacks to chow down on wherever you happen to be.
Parenting.com provide a list of some amazing snacks which are also healthy. Some of these would be perfect to keep in a Tupperware box and then cracked out throughout the course of the day.
- Give them a camera to use
If you’re not a fan of distracting them with TV, why not instead try something which puts the creative license in their own hands? Taking photographs is a fantastic way of doing just that.
Mother Natured recommend giving your toddlers the power to snap whatever they want, as they feel this is a clever way to help them develop from an artistic and free-thinking point of view. It’ll also keep them happy, and the sense of freedom they’ll enjoy will only serve to inspire them to be more independent in later life.
Hopefully, you’re no longer worried about the prospect of trying to enjoy your holiday with toddlers. There will be no “trying” at all, in fact – as you employ these clever techniques and ensure you all have a family vacation you’ll fondly remember for years to come.