Travelling with children can be stressful but there are things that you can do to make it pleasurable. Here are our top 5 products for planning a trip and subsequently travelling with children.
Engage your children in the family travel plans with an informative dry board magnetic map, point out where you will travel to and explaining the length of your journey. Use the dry board pens to show the flight route, any flight changes and list activities for each part of the journey. Your child will know what to expect and get excited about the activities you have planned during the journey. Involve them in the whole process by tasking them with packing their own activity bags for the journey. You could even get a scratch map, so when you return from your journey you can remind your children where you’ve been, just ask them to reveal it on the scratch map.
Top Tip: print out an activity schedule and tick sheet to remind your children of the travel plans they helped create.
2. Night Buddy Light and Mood Light
If you little one has trouble sleeping in new places this nightlight will be the perfect companion, a comfort in a strange place. The soft rubber external shell means the sleep buddy is safe to be cuddled in bed and wiped clean (should it get a chocolate smothered kiss).
Compact their little clothes in to a packing cube to save space and stay organised. Unpack the cubes by just taking them out of your suitcase or hand luggage, putting them straight in to a draw and unzipping the top of the bag – you could even take a spare set to start packing dirty clothes away as you go. The multifunctional packing cubes will change the way you pack and
4. Travel Wash Bag
Great for adults and children, put all your toiletries in to the bag then when you get to your destination, just hang it up. If you’re sharing a family room, it will help save space around the sink for those messy mornings where toothpaste just seems to end up everywhere.
5. Travel Play Tray
Use it anywhere, in the airport, in a car or on a train, the play tray is a purpose built children’s activity centre. It acts as something to lean on when colouring in, drawing or completing an activity book. The drink holder and pockets will make sure you can put everything in easy reach of your child during travel; it’s easy to carry and also has storage space.
All these items can work together to make you trip more enjoyable by making your children feel involved in your travel plans.
You can make you journey easier by engaging you children in deciding which activities to keep them occupied and giving them a little bit of responsibility.