Our 2.5 year old daughter loves zoo animals – she would visit the zoo every day if she had a chance. It was a no-brainer to add the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park to our itinerary when we were looking for things to do in San Diego with a toddler and a baby. We were excited to take her to see the many San Diego Zoo animals that aren’t found in our local zoo, especially the pandas, polar bears, koalas and orangutans.
We have traveled with toddlers around the world and along the way we’ve learned a little something about traveling with toddlers. We’ve tried a lot of toddler travel gear while traveling with children and are happy to recommend these 10 toddler travel essentials to you..
We got our first inflatable airplane bed for toddlers way back in 2016 and have been using that original Fly Tot inflatable airplane seat cushion plus a couple of others ever since. We always find a way to bring them on our long haul flights with toddlers and kids.
As parents, there’s nothing quite as bad as being stuck in a cramped space and trying to manage an overactive toddler. Though the flight is just a small part of the trip, we all still want it to go well, but there are no guarantees when flying with a toddler. There is one thing that can help improve a flight with a toddler immensely and that’s getting a toddler to sleep on the airplane. If only there were airplane beds for toddlers?😉
Once you’ve paid for your flights, hotel and budgeted for all your activities there might not be much left over for extra toddler travel gear.
In our post on flying with a toddler, we give advice on how to keep your toddler busy and what to expect during your flight. A long haul flight with a toddler can be a little intimidating, but setting the right expectations is half the battle.
There are many fun things to do in Sedona with kids, but without question the kid-friendly hikes in Sedona are the best. Sedona’s dramatic, towering red rocks are so much fun for kids of all ages to explore.
Whether you are bringing your baby to meet family for the first time or simply going on your first family vacation, baby’s first road trip is an exciting event. But, let’s be honest – your first long road trip with baby or toddler can be every bit as intimidating as baby’s first flight.
A beach vacation with a baby is perfect for the whole family. Tired parents will love the relaxing tropical scenery of the beach, while babies will love playing in the sand and water! But the sun is powerful in the tropics and there is rarely shade on the beach, so you’ll need to take extra steps to protect your baby from the sun.
Having the right gear is essential to keeping your baby safe in the tropical sun. To protect your baby from the sun, you’ll need the right baby beach clothing, approved baby sunblock and a sun shade for babies to keep your baby cool in the sun.
Sun safety for babies is a primary concern of new parents, but there are a few other things to be aware of. If your beach holiday with baby takes you to the tropics, there are additional tropical safety concerns to be aware of such as diarrhea, tropical diseases and insect bites.
Here are eight safety tips for taking your baby on a tropical beach holiday:
As someone who has written about travel on the internet for 8 years, I was keen to explore family travel as soon as possible after having my daughter, Indiana. Of course, the reality was a little different than expected (turns out motherhood is actually quite tricky) and we didn’t get around to taking our first trip abroad as a family until she was 10 months old.