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By Alejandra Fernández Carriedo 1 year ago

Tips to travel with kids

Tips to travel with kids

Don’t forget your kids consider

Your children may have a favourite teddy, that one which your kid is not able to sleep without. Make sure that it is with the children at all times. If you take a plane, ensure that the flight attendant does not leave the teddy in the overhead locker.

 

Don’t let the kids pack their suitcases

Do not let the children prepare their packs as there could be surprises. They will pack so much stuff for “just in case” but the most (all of them) will not be necessary. You can allow them to help you, but always supervise their suitcases before departing.

Be prepared for the weather

Be aware that the weather could change at this time of the year. Be prepared for the rain, wind and snow days.

Overpack? No, please!

Think just a moment, is that necessary? Maybe in another city or country, you can buy the same, it could be another brand, but you will manage. Only carry with you the essential stuff.

However, if your kid like a really specific type of food, for example, milk and you knew this, it would be better if you bring it with you. As the expression says prevention is better than cure.

Baby food and baby milk

The airports are very strict with the liquid allowance. When travelling with a baby you are allowed to take baby food, baby milk and sterilised water for your journey and in some cases, this will be over 100ml. Airport staff possibly need to open the containers to screen the liquids.

Carry a small first kit as even more vital like plasters, antihistamines, sachets of painkilling syrup can save a lot of stress later on. If your kid is allergic or ill it may be required any medicine, add it to the first kit as it could be difficult to find this medicine in your destination.

Item

Allowed in hand luggage

Allowed in hold luggage

Break milk

Yes, in containers up to 2,000 ml

Yes

Frozen breast milk

No

Yes

Formula milk, cow’s milk

Yes (baby must be present)

Yes

Sterilised water for the baby

Yes (baby must be present)

Yes

Soya milk for babies

Yes (baby must be present)

Yes

Baby food

Yes (baby must be present)

Yes

Cooling gel packs

Yes

Yes

 

* Info from https://www.gov.uk/hand-luggage-restrictions/baby-food-and-baby-milk

 

Medicines

Carry a small first kit as even more vital like plasters, antihistamines, sachets of painkilling syrup can save a lot of stress later on. If your kid is allergic or ill it may be required any medicine, add it to the first kit as it could be difficult to find this medicine in your destination.

Your passport

Check the validity of your passport before travelling. Make sure that the passports don’t due for the next three months after the day of your arrival at home. Some airlines won’t let you board into the plane.

Children's passports only last five years and take at least four weeks to be renewed. The cost of a last-minute passport could be higher than you can imagine.

Leave plenty of time

When you are travelling with kids so many things might happen, but if you leave in advance your stress will be less than running late. Leave home with the necessary time in advance to avoid being late.

Games

Be ready in case of delay. A family game could be a good idea. Maybe a deck of cards or any other play the kids like.

Keep Calm

You are on holidays – not just your children are on holidays, so try to relax yourself and don’t be worried about not enough important situations. We can give you a hand with this. For your relief, we can ensure your house, car hire, and private car. Remember Bettersafe than sorry!

Enjoy!

The last but not the least, enjoy your holidays with your family and take many pictures for your memories