Don’t you just love the idea of taking your little ones out for a trip and exploring the entire world together? Well, whether it’s a trip to meet their long-distance grandparents and relatives or an impromptu getaway over the weekend, a vacation with your munchkin is equal parts delightful and adventurous. Moreover, with the new year in full swing, you may also decide to visit new places and tick off as many destinations as possible from your bucket list.
But here’s the thing: vacationing with your kiddos comes with its own set of flaws, especially when it comes to ensuring that your little one is safe and happy through the entire trip. However, this doesn’t mean that you miss out on any adventure, you just need to follow some essential travel safety tips to keep your munchkin comfortable and healthy while vacationing.
To make things easier, we have gathered a list of safety tips that you can follow while travelling with your kids. Bookmark this post so you can have a peaceful journey without constantly worrying about your child’s health.
8 Travel Safety Tips For Kids
Keep Your Hands Clean
The best way to prevent the transfer of germs is by washing your hands frequently. This little step is often forgotten amidst the hustle and bustle of travelling, but it is one of the most crucial ways to keep germs and bacteria at bay. Pack an organic handwash in your purse and carry it in your bag. You can go for BabyChakra’s natural foaming handwash, enriched with antibacterial agents like mango and coconut that offers 99.9% germ protection while keeping your little one’s delicate hands soft and nourished.
Make sure your kids wash their hands frequently, especially before eating anything outside and also after touching spaces like car handles, window sills, and door knobs.
Use Antibacterial Wipes
Water wipes are a parent’s best friend when travelling with kids. They help wipe down germ-ridden surfaces, such as aeroplane tray tables, and armrests. They also come in handy in wiping your little one’s dirty hands and feet, in case an unexpected mess occurs. Opt for antibacterial wipes, such as BabyChakra’s bamboo water wipes, formulated with bamboo fibre, aloe vera, and vitamin E that effectively remove germs and soothe your little one’s skin. For safety purposes, always carry a full pack of baby wipes in your bag.
Make Smart Food Choices
If you are travelling by road, it’s best to carry healthy travel snacks. This will prevent tummy troubles in kids and save you a lot of time as you won’t have to make multiple stops for food and snacks. Pack snacks like biscuits, small portions of cereal and yogurt, and crunchy fruits that your little ones can munch on while travelling.
Avoid Allergens And Pollution With A Mask
If your child has a dust allergy, then you should consider encouraging your child to wear a mask while travelling. This will keep them safe from allergens and prevent nasal congestion. In case, your child suffers a nasal block during the trip, you can give them the natural vapour patches from BabyChakra, which are formulated with botanical oils to ease congestion and stuffiness, and fight colds. Just stick a patch to your child’s clothes or near their surroundings and let it work its magic!
Take Vitamins And Supplements
Even with your concerted effort to eat right, it may be difficult for you to fulfill your nutritional requirements while vacationing. Hence, make sure to pack multivitamins and supplements for you, your partner, and your kids, and take them regularly at the required time. Always speak to your doctor before incorporating any vitamins or supplements into your diet and only purchase the ones prescribed by your healthcare provider.
Maintain Good Sleeping Habits
Adequate sleep is the key to staying healthy, even while travelling. So even while you are on a vacation, ensure that your kids take naps (if they still nap), and sleep soundly through the night. While skipping naps may sound tempting as there’s so much you would want to see and do during a vacation, maintaining your child’s sleep schedule is crucial, as if you skip it and push too far, a meltdown might ensue.
Long hours of travel and flying at high altitudes can leave you dehydrated, so make sure that you are taking frequent sips of water throughout the day to maintain good health. Carry water bottles from home for the journey, and once you reach your destination, purchase bottled water bottles for your kids. Also, you can look for other methods of hydration, for instance, if you are visiting a tropical spot, you can opt for fresh coconut water, fruit juices, and smoothies to up your water intake.
Protect Your Kids From Bugs And Mosquito Bites
If you are travelling to a spot where bugs and mosquitoes are prevalent, then make sure to take the necessary steps to protect your little ones from these nasty insects. For instance, you can dress your munchkins in long-sleeved clothes, or apply an organic mosquito repellent spray over their clothes. Opt for BabyChakra’s natural mosquito-repellent body spray, which is formulated with lemon grass and neem that offers up to 8 hours of protection against disease-causing mosquitoes, and keeps your little one’s skin nourished and hydrated.
Travelling with kids is unique as it gives you the opportunity to create memories that are worth a lifetime, and also expose your little ones to different cultures, destinations, and people. To make your journey as smooth and stress-free as possible, make sure to follow these travel safety tips and prepare everything beforehand so that you don’t have any last-minute panic situations.
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