9 Tips for Travelling with Toddlers

Taking your young ones with you on holiday might sound a bit challenging, but with a bit of planning the experience can be a lot smoother than you think.

1.Avoid environments that are too hot, too cold or too wet . The ideal temperature for a toddler is tepid. Playing on the beach is still toddlers’ favourite holiday activity.

2.If possible, avoid the crowded school holidays .

3.Young children get bored during car journeys. Fill the day before with activity so they’re more tired.

4.Or go by train -toddlers’ favourite type of transport.

5.If flying, choose a departure time that allows normal sleep patterns to be maintained. Don’t count on an airline to feed toddlers to their taste. Pack a lunch .

6.Before booking into a hotel or resort, check to see what their definition of “toddler” is . Most kids’ clubs are for ages three or four.

7.Toddlers can be fussy about changing the place they sleep- take bedding or a pillow . And bring a favourite cuddly toy.

8.Consider going with another family so you can share childcare.

, it can be a rewarding experience, says Sarah Tucker, author of Have Toddler Will Travel.

Here are nine tips to keep in mind when taking your toddlers with you on vacation.