Monday, March 1, 2010

Traveling With Children: What do I need?

When it comes time to pack up and hit the road or the skies or the rails with children, what are the necessities? What are the items that will make traveling in a car or on an airplane or on a train a safer, more comfortable and all around better trip?

Recently Big Sister E and I flew from chilly Wisconsin down to warm Arizona for a mini-vacation with my mom. Even though we missed Little Sister B and Daddy terribly, it was fun to have this adventure together, just the two of us. We saw the sights, we soaked up a little sun and Big Sister E even got to personally bring a bowl of this:

The word you're looking for is ICK.

To feed this:

The other birds in the aviary were able to fly free around us.
I wasn't sorry that the vultures were behind a fence.

The upcoming week will take you through the must-have, essential, don't-leave-home-without-it items for traveling with kids. We used each and every one of these and they were a lifesaver in their own way. If you're planning a trip or will ever be traveling with children, be sure to check out the following categories and the essentials for each one (which will be updated as the week goes on):

1. Organization: Mrs. Smith's Diaper Bags
2. Safety: CARES Child Aviation Restraint System
3. Entertainment: My Busy Kit
4. Comfort: Travel Buddies
5. More Entertainment: RandomLine On-The-Go Games
6. Potty Breaks: On-the-Go Inflatable Potty Seat
7. Luggage: High Sierra Sport Company

Happy travels!


Mandee said...

Great tips Xenia! Thanks for sharing! I am hoping to go on a trip with my family before the baby comes, but we will stay somewhat close "just in case."
Thanks! :)

Amy R said...

Such a cute pic of Big Sister E! :-) I look forward to hearing the rest of your travel tips! We are planning a long road trip with the kids this summer to visit my parents, and I'm VERY anxious as we'll have an almost-2 year old and the baby will be around 6 months (due any day now!), with the possible added bonus of a 5 year old niece! :-) Love reading your blog as always! :-)

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kailani said...

So how was the weather in AZ? I have a trip there next week. And didn't you just love the CARES? :-)

Clueless_Mama said...

I bet it was fun to have some one on one time. Glad you enjoyed it. I bet your little one loved the birds.

Liz Mays said...

Whatever is it in that bowl? Sick!!!

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