We moved to Kazakhstan when my son was 6 months old, that’s how we started our crazy travel life. For the past 4 years, we flew pretty much every 3 months. I’d say the key thing to travel with a toddler is to have things for him/her to be busy with. For longer flights, I usually buy a small new toy before flying, give it to him when he starts to get bored in the plane. That works to keep him busy for a while. Also, I prefer to not let him sleep much before flying, that way he could get tired and actually sleep on board. I use a JetKid suitcase that he pulls and rides on in the airport, it can convert to an extension to the seat, with the mattress that comes with it, he can actually lie down only using his own seat. Traveling to Europe, hm... so many good choices. Off the top of my head, I would recommend Poland. We love Warsaw, very kids friendly. So much to do, one indoor playground especially, is my son’s absolute favorite, called Digiloo, we spent couple hours almost everyday when we were there.
My son was born in Germany and I flew back with him at 5 months old. So it will be much different with a 4 year old im sure but after our domestic travels now I know you need snacks, new toys, tablet with downloaded games and videos (keep it away awhile before travel so it’s extra special) more snacks, changes of clothes for inflight accidents, benedryl or motion sickness medicine in case.
If the kid has a hard time try not to stress even though you’ll feel like everyone is staring at you and pissed or annoyed. You still have a right to go wherever you wanna go 😉
For places that are kid friendly in Europe I would say Mallorca (certain islands but you can google which ones s’illot was nice for families. Europe is a lot of history, castles, architecture and walking! So I would choose somewhere costal as the beach can be a nice break for kids and they seem to be a little more relaxed.
I travel a lot.. I’m own a travel agency. It’s stressful to travel with Little’s but experiences are important
We travel to Europe pretty often. Madrid and Athens stick out as SUPER friendly to kids. Our is was 2 in Madrid, 1.5 in Athens. We went to Paris when she was 2.5. We got a little side eye at small quiet cafes, but once they saw she wasn’t tossing stuff around and making a mess it was ok too. We’ve been to a few other places, let me know if you wanna talk a little more!Depends on what you guys like to do. Personally we just go wherever tickets are cheap.
I bought wipe clean flash cards for our long trips and then extra wipe clean markers. Didn’t have to worry about the battery dying or worrying about losing them (I hole punched them and put them on a ring. Plus they are a fraction of the cost of a tablet or other device) anytime we take a long trip they are a lifesaver. It’s one of the reasons I signed up as a consultant https://g7185.myubam.com/p/1009/animal-doodles
And pouches. Lots and lots of pouches. Haha
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