Travel Hacks for your family vacation
3. Ask for the baby bed
Long-haul flights may be difficult with a baby. Especially because you will not have space to relax even a few minutes. It sounds as a little joke but I am serious! Most Airlines (expected low-cost) offer for all booking classes special baby beds and baby food. The point is, that the amount is limited and you have to reserve one as early as possible. Call again one month in advance to confirm the bed. Remind the flight crew while boarding of the pre-booked bed. Ah, and usually they are even for free, great isn’t it?
Enjoy your flight.
2. Prepare your in-flight entertainment in advance
On a long-haul flight, it might be a good idea to download some of your child’s preferred series. Do it in advance to not be in a hurry while waiting till it’s downloaded and you are able to leave home. Mind that most earbuds don’t sit well in little ears. It is a good option to buy your little one over-the-ear headphones – your seat neighbour will be thankfulJ
3. Use tape to keep liquids from spilling in your baggage
Put a piece of tape around the lids of your toiletries. It doesn’t only prevent them of spilling out but it will also prevent a lot of hassle
4. Do not forget the favourite blankie!
Probably every child has its favourite blankie. When I was a toddler, without my blankie, I wasn’t able to fall asleep. Be sure to pack the one of your child – it will make much things easierJ
5. Forgot your Wall plug-in or Adapter?
If your hotel room provides a modern flat screen TV, then you’re lucky! Usually there are several USB ports.
6. Backup set of clean clothes
Sometimes it happens that you end up at your destiny without your baggage. To make this a little bit easier, cross pack the clothes a little bit. Like that, you’ll have at least a few clean clothes until the baggage finally arrives (several days later…). If you have still space left in your hand luggage, it might be a good decision to pack stuff like toothbrush into the hand luggage.
7. Headphone splitter
Some toddlers like to listen to the same music with their parents. Or your children share one tablet to watch the same movie. In this cases, a headphone splitter will be pretty cool. Sharing will never be as easy.
8. Bring a daypack with you
Sightseeing with children means to carry a lot of stuff with you. Do not forget a comfortable and well-fitting daypack for your holidays. It’s worth to invest a little bit more money for a good one.
We hope, this 8 travel hacks will help you through your family vacation and avoid some stress 🙂
Enjoy your holidays
Ben & Emma