How to travel with a child?

Almost no one is surprised that today’s children travel to many different parts of the world. During and immediately after travel, parents often notice developmental jumps in their children. This is due to the need to adjust to new conditions, climate, language or cultural characteristics of a particular country. Only it should be taken into account that traveling with a young child requires careful preparation. It helps to avoid troubles that may happen on the road with a young tourist. In our article we will help you find answers to questions related to the organization of a family trip.


When choosing a place to vacation with a child, you need to consider several factors: seasonality, popularity of the hotel, sanitary and epidemiological requirements for visitors, accessibility of transport and entertainment for children. Do you prefer to swim in the sea or rest in the mountains? Do you intend to stay in a well-developed city, or in a hotel far from the city? How would you like to get to your holiday destination? Do you prefer a “lazy” vacation (if that can be called a vacation with kids) or do you want to actively explore the area? Do not look for cities with casinos, you can play anywhere in the world.


Choosing how to travel – the first thing to consider when planning a trip with a child. It is better to give preference to the transport in which the child can safely sleep, rest and eat. Trains, sea liners and airplanes are preferred in this regard.

1. Travel by car

If you plan to travel in a family car, it should be equipped with a reliable car seat, climate control and a spacious interior. You should choose routes on quiet highways that have rest areas, gas stations, and restrooms along them. This way, both parents and children have a chance to get out of the car, stretch their legs, and relax after a bumpy ride.

Traveling by car or water transport is not the best option for children with seasickness, who constantly get seasick on the road. Otherwise, the child will either sleep the whole way, or will be constantly under the influence of antiemetics. It is unlikely that you will enjoy such a journey.

2 Air travel

It is best to travel between distant countries by air. First of all, it takes much less time. Secondly, you can distract your child with sleep, watching a cartoon or playing a game on a tablet. Parents who are afraid to fly on an airplane, it is better not to show anxiety, as children react more strongly to their fear.

3. Train travel

Trains are best for traveling with infants and toddlers. Although a child over the age of 3 will also find it much more interesting to travel to the pounding of the train wheels. During the trip, he will be able to comfortably sleep, rest, draw or get to know other passengers.

4. Cruise

Sailing in itself is already an adventure. And if it is also combined with land routes, it will be a very rich with impressions vacation. Choose trips that provide entertainment for the child, such as water parks, rides, children’s pools, and children’s clubs suitable for your child’s age.

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A New Orleans girl turned Georgia peach and stay at home mom to 2 daughters. Before taking the leap into full time mothering, I worked at at an Atlanta-based advertising agency. I have lived in Smyrna for almost 10 years and am still not sure how I managed to find a job more chaotic and unpredictable than advertising.