Trains, planes and cars! Oh My!
Traveling with children is stressful anytime of the year, but even more so in December. So. Many. People. EVERYWHERE! Children are overstimulated, tired, out of their routine, hungry, thirsty, restless, loud, etc. So how can you make it a little easier on them (and you!)?
Here are my favorite articles with ideas for smooth sailing:
- This plan from ChildMind.org is made with anxious children in mind, but these steps are helpful for every child.
- Kids Are a Trip are tripping over their feet to make your road trip a success.
- Parents.com wants to get you in the air with their airplane travel checklist and air travel strategies (I wish I had this list last year!).
- Dr. Tovah Klein, a toddler expert, has a series of posts for navigating your way through holiday travel.
What other ideas do you use when traveling? I always make sure I have snacks, a water cup, her lovey, and toys and books she's never seen before.