When you have kids, the simplest of things can take a lot longer and be more stressful, and traveling is already up there with stressful activities. The good news is that there are many things you can do to make traveling with small children a bit easier. In our last blog, the childcare experts at our Fremont daycare went over a few helpful tips for traveling with kids. The following is a list of our last few tips:
#6. Practice positive reinforcement.
Positive reinforcement works wonders in the airport, especially if you are traveling somewhere your child really wants to go, like Disney World or grandma’s house. Let your kids know that if they behave, they will be able to meet Mickey, eat ice cream, etc., whatever motivates them to behave. If positive reinforcement doesn’t work, tell them the airplane police are watching them. You don’t even necessarily have to come up with consequences as to what the airplane police will do!
#7. Keep them comfortable.
Getting your kids to sleep on a plane can be challenging, but it’s well worth the effort. One of the biggest problems with sleeping on an airplane is how uncomfortable it can be, but if you bring your child’s pillow and favorite blanket, you may have better luck getting them to fall asleep.
#8. Bring plenty of patience and a good sense or humor.
No matter how prepared you are for traveling with small children, there are bound to be bumps in the road. Don’t let the stress get to you! Learn to laugh off silly situations and make sure that you keep your patience at the forefront of everything you do.