Traveling with a child: what do parents need to know?
We decided on the first rest with the child? Or are you an experienced parent who knows all the wisdom of a great vacation spent with children at sea? And in fact, and in another case, you know that traveling with a baby is a responsible and rather tempting event. In order not to become a daily torture for you and your baby for a few weeks away from home, you need to foresee all the nuances and possible difficulties.
Small children should rest in similar climatic conditions. Of course, this does not mean that the way to the sea is cut off by those living beyond the Arctic Circle. We are talking about exotic countries and resorts, national cuisines, tropical climates – all this is so far nothing for little travelers.
But parents, who decided to rest with their children, need to take into account the needs of the child, and choose a place to rest with a temperate Mediterranean climate. The best option for a trip with the baby will be a flight by plane. It is better to buy tickets for the night flight, in case of a long flight, or pick up a day flight for the daytime sleep of the child. Agree that a sleeping child in the cabin is better than a capricious disturber of calm.
Pediatricians consider spring, summer and autumn to be the best time to travel on vacation with a child. To fly from a cold winter to a hot summer will be detrimental to a child’s weak immunity. The duration of the sea vacation should be at least two weeks, since about seven days will only be required for acclimatization.
Little advice: during takeoff and landing of the aircraft can lay ears. Therefore, in these moments, give the baby breast milk, if the baby is still breastfed or drink some water from a bottle, older children – what they usually drink.
Before you go on the road, you must carefully plan all the way to your destination: meals on the road and on vacation, sleep, games, hygiene procedures, and also take into account such an important aspect as going to the toilet. It is completely possible that your child will use the public restroom. In this case, you should take care of the presence in your luggage pot with a lid and disposable sealed bags. We hope, of course, for what reason.
Make a list of required things, not forgetting about the first-aid kit on a trip – foreign names have different names abroad, and the language barrier often makes it difficult to explain to the doctor what you need.
Moreover, often in Europe, medications are issued only by prescription.