My 10 top tips for traveling abroad with a toddler or two in tow...

My 10 top tips for traveling abroad with a baby or two in tow...


Have I mentioned yet that we are jetting off to the Menorca TONIGHT...
I am so excited for some sun! 
Although we will be exhausted by the time we get there. Our flight leaves at 5:45am & we have to be there 3 hours before hand- We are also flying from Luton another 2 hours away from us. So we will be leaving early evening tonight. 
We are a complete travel bug family I can that holiday itch that I can't quite scrub off. 
Then we know we need that holiday. 



We got Constellation 3-Piece Luggage Set - Owl Print from VERY


I don't know about you but even the whole packing & getting to the airport stresses me & Don't even get me started on just HOW MUCH a toddler seems to needs...


A- A lightweight Buggy we are taking the Quinny YEZZ

B- carseat/car seats! If two or more well it becomes HARDWORK!
C- Travel cot? It saved me £30 for a week but wow was it an extra STRESS
D- My two year old now gets his own 20kg suitcase allowance... more luggage ! 
Travel LIGHT???... 

E- PROPLUS to get me through the next 24 hours. 

Ok to here are my 10 top tips for Traveling with a toddler or two in tow!


1 - Prepare yourself -  Charge batteries, Download films on to iPads, iPods, bring their favourite toys. I will be bringing my little peoples favourite toys - their toy cars. A handful for them to share. I may even bring some crayons & paper. There is only so many sweets you can keep them amused with.



2 - Buy a cute travel buddy We have two little knitted Jelly Babies that will be accompanying my two on our holiday.



3 - 
Try to reserve a window seat -  The window is a perfect diversion if your toddler starts to get fidgety "ooo look out the window Z can you see the clouds?" Emilyn LOVES to sit by the window. I'm sure i'll have Hugo & Emilyn fighting over the window seat.



4 - 
Pack enough goodies for the plane - I tend to bring my usual changing bag plus more... extra nappies, a couple of change of clothes, You can count on it if your stuck on a 10 hour flight the babies nappy will no doubt explode & a change of clothes WILL be needed, some sweets, lollipops for flight take off & take down, snacks.



5 - Put them in comfy clothes for the aeroplane journey 
 - We chose a GAP outfit  for Emilyn & Hugo will be wearing his Slugs & Snails tights & bloomers (we are product testing the new bloomers) & comfy Converses

Comfy clothes for the aeroplane 


6 - Bring their security toys/blankets - The last thing you want to do is pack their security toys in the main suitcase - with my Children they Both have security blankets & Emilyn has a toy cow. 



7 - 
Bring a travel companion - If possible bring your Husband, partner, Mother, friend, - You'll need 

that extra help. I definitely couldn't travel without Mic. When we went to Spain; there was a Mother on her own with her 2 year old son; although she was a very capable mother I really wished I could of helped her. She had to try to get from the airport with two suitcases, a buggy & hand luggage & a sleepy 2 year old. It's almost near impossible. I actually did get Mic to offer her some help. But she politely declined. I think traveling on your own with children must be so stressful. Those are the days gone when I used to fly as a singleton back & forth from Spain to England, With a book in Peace!


8 - 
Remember Babies CRY & TODDLERS DO TANTRUM - Try to forget your on a plane when your baby starts to cry. It's easier said than done I know... When flying back from Tunisia with Emilyn I was so stressed as well as exhausted, When she got over tired & didn't want to sleep the crying started & all I could do was think about everyone else & I really shouldn't of done, If I had stayed calm she would of probably calmed down & gone to sleep but hey ho, I got so stressed I almost joined her with the almighty tantrum she was having! Remember sometimes your baby just needs a GOOD CRY & despite your best efforts they'll cry anyway.



9 - 
Book your own Transport - I am definitely someone who likes to explore on Holidays, we 9 times out of 10 hire a car on Holiday, The journey from airport to Hotel/Villa/Apartment is SO much more relaxing *Apart from if you get lost *of course, The heat of the Coach transfer & the Price of a taxi. I can't think of a better way than hiring a car. 



10 - 
RELAX - You're on HOLIDAY after all. But i well & truly understand there is NO FUN in having hot coffee spilt all over your lap. Or Champagne being wasted on the floor. You can always sleep & leave your darling Husband to it. 





3 comments:

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