Everyone can agree that travelling with children is difficult, but sometimes the task becomes harder as the child gets older. Small children and infants have many needs because they depend on a caregiver for their needs, but it is also easier to tackle a trip with them because they can be carried, changed and fed when necessary. Traveling with older children needs more preparation, as they need to be stimulated and entertained, especially if you are travelling a long distance by car or plane.
What to bring for travelling with small children or infants:
While traveling, small children and infants require similar things that you would take if you were simply going to visit family for a day. This includes:
- Diaper bag
- Diapers, wipes, and cream
- Sanitizing gel/wipes
- Appropriate clothing for weather and a change of clothes in case of accidents
- Age-appropriate medication for colds, fevers, and upset stomach
Small children will more than likely sleep through most of the travel time, but to keep them entertained you can add a few small books and toys to your hand luggage.