Summer is finally here and what better way to enjoy the sun than by getting away. Whether you’re staying local, getting away in the car or jetting off to somewhere new, it is important that your holiday, feels like a holiday. We have put together some of our top tips for travelling with toddlers to help you enjoy that long-awaited time away with your family.
When it comes to getting ready to leave, you already know to allow extra time for everything. Leaving the house with a toddler always takes longer than expected. More time will mean less stress! Although they may be small, toddlers need a lot of stuff! You could very easily spend ages looking here, there and everywhere for particular items. Instead, make sure everything has its place and you know where that place is. Keeping all your stuff organised allows you to quickly get what you need and also helps you to not forget anything. There are many products on the market that are designed to keep you organised for example the LittleLife car seat organiser is perfect to store and organise anything your little one might need while on a road trip.
No matter what your getaway looks like, there is a variety of essential products to help keep them protected. Sunshades are a great way to easily keep your little one safe from harmful rays. At LittleLife, we have a variety of sun shades to fit on multiple products, anywhere from cars to carriers to buggies. Beach shelters are the perfect mix of protection and privacy. They are often compact and lightweight while offering protection from sun and wind and giving you some privacy from other people. Depending on where your holiday takes you, some form of insect repellent could also be essential.
Summer is undoubtedly the busiest time of year for travel. A lot of places will be busy with other families also enjoying a well-earned break, which is why it is important to find the best way to navigate these busy crowds. A carrier is a hands-free alternative to a buggy and is often better for crowded areas. This is because they are much easier to manoeuvre and are extremely lightweight in comparison. Just like buggies, there are a wide variety of carriers available so it is important to research and find the one that will be most comfortable for not only your toddler but for you too.
As mentioned before, the summer months mean increased crowds. Not only is it important to navigate these crowds, but it is also important to keep your toddler safe. ID bands are a great way to give you some peace of mind just in case your toddler does wander off. They ensure that your child has relevant contact details and medical information on them at all times. Another way to provide yourself with some peace of mind is toddler backpacks with reins. LittleLife’s backpacks give your child the freedom they need while burning off some energy but the removable safety reins give you control in busy places. Your toddler can also collect any holiday treasure in the backpack itself. The fun designs encourage children to want to wear the backpack and with many styles to choose from, there is one to match your child’s unique personality.
We hope these tips and tricks give you a helping hand when getting ready to create some amazing memories this summer. For more hints, tips and advice we recommend checking out our friend, Graco’s Home & Away page. Just remember to stay safe, but enjoy the great outdoors as much as possible, whatever form that takes.