My Holiday Travel Checklist for all the Family
BubbleBum know to well how difficult and trying it can be travelling with your littles, we invented the BubbleBum Inflatable and deflatable Travel Car Booster Seat to make travelling with your children (aged 4-11) easier but let us help you further and follow our Top 8 Family Holiday Travel Tips for travelling with your little ones. May it be by land or sea these tips can be applied to plane or car! We hope these help. Have a fanbubbletastic family holiday!
#1 The first tip is a holiday driving tip and it is to ensure that your kids are on an approved child safety seat as required by the country that you are travelling, if you are travelling in the US the BubbleBum meets all safety requirements and has been crash tested. The regulations differ in different countries but the BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat is approved in the EU and USA. It is a reliable and safe option when travelling and even allows you to fit three booster seats in a row in the back of car which is a problem encountered by many parents. Its inflatable and deflatable, lightweight, portable and pack-abl, aged for children 4-11 years old.
#2 This holiday travel safety tip could be a life saver: always pack a first aid kit containing items such as pain relief for adults and children- sachets can be useful to avoid spillages, a thermometer- the Tapp by Oblumi is our favourite as it connects to your smart phone and is small and reliable, antihistamines (for adults and children) bug/sting cream, antiseptic cream, instant ice pack, sunscreen, motion-sickness tablets, insect repellent, wet wipes, tissues and band aids.
#3 No matter how your method of transport by plane or car, it is always a good idea to bring extra toys and activities to keep your child entertained, let them pack their own bag so they can bring their favourite items with them but always have a small surprise item tucked away for emergencies. Crayons and a colouring book are small and can keep little ones occupied for hours don’t forget your child’s bedtime toy, teddy or special blanket to avoid any bedtime dramas or nap time nightmares. Don’t forget to be screen wise when travelling and limit electronic games and tablets. Keep older children entertained by playing fun travel games such as i-spy. Don’t forget those important snacks and drinks for all the family to avoid any hungry children, fruit and yogurts will always go down a treat, try to avoid sweets and sugar as this will give your kids an energy boost!
#4 When travelling by car, you should follow this holiday travel safety tip checklist and you should keep the following items in your trunk for emergencies jumper cables, flares, blankets, water, preserved snacks, fire extinguisher, mini tire compressor, basic tools, rope and a flash light. This is your survival kit in the case of an emergency. Before your journey take your car for a quick inspection to ensure you will not encounter any difficulties on your journey. Make sure to bring a car phone charger to make sure that your phone does not die on your journey. If you are using a sat nav pre-programme it with your destination before you leave, this will save you time.
#5 When travelling check the weather forecast to see if you will need any other travel supplies, ponchos, water boots or to allow for extra time. Always allow enough time for traffic jams, accidents or road works and have your route planned and have an alternative route just in case.
#6 Rest stops are so important when travelling with kids as they become bored and restless, therefore frequent stops will allow them to stretch their legs and stop any arguments. Stop and let the kids run for 15 minutes or so, get a snack and return to your journey. This short stop will allow the kids to burn off all that energy they gathered from sitting still.
#7 Planning and organisation is the key, research your destination and locate fun family orientated places to visit or family friendly restaurants or stops on your journey, as this will make your life a lot easier. Knowing when you will have a break or stop and where will offer a schedule and routine for your kids.
#8 Organising your luggage in your car and roof box will also save you time and stop any stress of trying to locate specific items. Keep your snacks, first aid box, coats, entertainment and some toys in the car and pack everything else. Also have a change of clothes available for each child as accidents can happen quite easily when travelling.