Tips for Parents to Travel with Kids: India s that alluring beauty which on one hand offers you rich historical tales of royal kingdoms of the past and on the other hand provides you ample opportunities to adore its natural beauty.
India serves its travelers with immense beauty to soak in from high mountains to serene beaches, from architectural grandeur of monuments to “desi” lifestyle of villagers and the list goes on. But it becomes a little tedious to plan a tour with your kids.
Traveling with these little toddlers isn’t easy in any sense especially for the young parents whose little packet of joy has just stepped into this world.
Toddlers definitely become fuzzy when taken away from their comfort zone of homes. So parents need to be a little more cautious during packing and follow a punctual schedule during their trip. But relax don’t get dreadful, cause there are multiple ways which can help you travel smoothly To ease this frenzy scenario of traveling with your kids, we have curated some of the important checklist points which every parent should keep in mind before planning their trips.
1. Pack cautiously:
Say goodbye to spontaneity and welcome an organized way of packing. This is the best travel mantra you will ever receive. When you travel alone you can manage in sleeper coach or adjust if you have missed something during packing but when you travel with your kid you can’t afford to miss on any travel essential. Adopt the habit of packing 10 days prior to the trip.
Ensure that you have packed diapers, medicines (for any emergency), milk powder, water, and food to munch on during the journey. Take the medicines prescribed by the doctor for sudden diarrhea bouts. Also, it might become a daunting task to kill the boredom of your child during long journeys so try to pack coloring kit, novels, and tiny toys for your kid so they stay entertained all the time.
As India is prone to mosquito-borne diseases, you need to make sure that you take mosquito repellent creams with you and also ensure that you apply it to your toddler before heading out of your hotel rooms. To ensure safety in a much better manner you may also take mosquito nets along with you.
2. Pre-booking to your rescue:
Who would like to hustle with kids for finding hotels in a new place? We know, no parent travels without flight or train reservations but other than that you must also check that you have a good hotel where you can immediately lay-off your bags and let your kid relax after that tiring journey.
And to spare more of your time and have a relaxing tour make sure you book your hotel rooms, transportation from the airport to your hotels, sightseeing packages, tour guides, tickets to museum or parks or any other destination and everything else prior to your trip.
3. Keep a good check on the water you intake:
The tap water in India is not safe to be given to your child. It might contain dirt or some infectious germs which are sure health monsters for your toddler. Try to avoid using tap water or regular water at the restaurants and make sure to use bottled water with packed seals for you and your child.
4. Eat healthy and good food:
During road journeys in India generally, you have to stop at some roadside Dhaba or restaurant for munching. Although these “dhabas” cater you with the yummiest and spicy food it might be risky for your children as they are more prone to health-related problems caused by unhygienic food.
First make sure to sanitize your hands, clean the plates and other cutlery thoroughly and ensure that the food is prepared in proper sanitary ways. Make sure you don’t feed anything which seems to be unhygienic for your child’s health. Avoid eating meat products, peeled-off salad/ fruit or curd in roadside restaurants. If you are using bottles for your kid, make sure to sterilize them with hot water on a periodic basis.
5. Be choosy while packing your little one’s clothes:
Pack your child’s clothes according to the trip and the weather condition of the place. Like if you are going for a beach trip then you may go for cotton clothes and beach clothes or if you are traveling to the desert state Rajasthan then make sure to pack light and loose clothes to avoid scorching summer.
6. Be prepared for hunger attacks:
Forget anything but don’t forget to pack snacks for your little ones. Fruits, biscuits, dry-fruits and more and more pouches of snacks because you never know you might need some snack to keep your child busy during airplane take-offs or during long train journeys.
So it is always better to stay secure and take a good amount of edible essentials from home itself. Keep track of your child’s meals and if they feel hungry then a glass of warm milk can be of good help.
7. Pack sanitizes for safety:
Mark your child’s safety by always keeping a hand sanitizer with you. This will help you get away from the germs which might get attached from any trash or filthy bathroom. You wouldn’t want your child getting attacked by these germs and fall ill during the trip. So make sure to clean properly with sanitizer and enjoy your trip.
8. Don’t go for public transports:
Buses and other public transports in India are generally over-crowded which might be a bit horrifying from your child because there are no heaters and neither air-conditioners to cope up with the extreme weather conditions.
Also, your toddler might get infected due to the rush which you encounter in local public transports.
Our suggestion would be that you hire your private cab/taxi which you can easily find in your hotel’s proximity or you can also book your cab online. These private cabs provide a level of comfort and convenience for your child and you may also take holds during commutation.
These are some of the steps for planning a trip which you may take in the notice to make your trip comfortable and memorable one. Choose our India Tour packages to savor all the beauty that this incredible country offers.