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5 Tips on Traveling with Kids

I am no Globetrotter. We do not travel often and much less by airplane. Needless to say, we were a little anxious. Not nervous, because we knew the boys would do okay {after all Disneyland was ahead of them} but anxious about how everything would shake out… I applied some tried and true strategies to make our traveling with kids adventure successful, as well as invested in some new travel gear.

1- Bright Matching Outfits

You may have caught on Instagram that I like to dress my boys in matching outfits whenever we’re in public, or even bright red when camping. I’ve also been interviewed and featured on how I make them match for safety reasons in public places. In fact, if you scroll my Instagram you’ll catch both boys wearing red a lot when we’re out in the world, for safety. We’ve had these matching bright red hoodies for them from Amazon and they’ve worn them for over a year! They’re durable, washable and soft. The main reason I match them is so that I remember what they’re wearing in the event that they wander and I have to describe them to search party people. I like red because it is noticeable. ANy bright, matching color works though.

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2- Airport Travel Kits

For our Trip, to Disneyland, I built these Airport Travel Kits that I surprised them with when we got to our gate. We went to the airport extra early to get through security so we had a lot of time to burn at the gate. These kits were crucial to our parent-survival! You can make them any theme you want based on where you’re traveling. If you happen to be going to Disneyland you can READ MY POST about these Dollar Tree Kits! You can also see my follow-up post on Instagram about how successful they were!

3- Hospital Masks

It seems as though no matter how hard you try, someone is going to get sick while traveling through the airport. Kids’ Hospital Masks are your best line of defense, along with some serious hand wipes. I’m pretty sure Cash was slightly sick before we even got on the plane. So instead of preventative for him, it was more courtesy to the other passengers. You don’t want to be that parent with the coughy kid on a plane, trust me! When traveling with kids in the winter, everyone has a bit of a sniffle, so these are just a great standard travel tool to have on you at all times. I bought a big box last cold season and we still have plenty around.

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4- Filtered Water Bottles

 

Are your kids asking for water every 10-seconds? Mine do… I’ve been a fan of my Filtered Bobble Bottles since college {when my now-husband and I used to fly to foreign islands… *sigh* those were the days} and tasty drinking water was scarce. I must also mention that I am sort of a water snob. As we all well know, you can’t take water through the airport security, but you can take an empty bottle. These Bobble Bottles ensure good tasting water from wherever you fill them up, including airport sinks. {Yuck!} Anyway, I also wasn’t going to buy $5 bottled water in the airport or at Disneyland for that matter. SO these beauties will come with us whenever we’re traveling with kids!

5- Car Seat Covers

I’m saving the best for last I know… These were a bit of a splurge for me, but I’m so glad I did it! I bought 2 Car Seat Protective Covers with backpack straps on them. We put our car seats in them before we checked them on the plane and they kept them in great condition while holding up their quality! One of our main concerns as parents while planning this whole trip was having our hands full all the time. We were going to the airport with 2 kids, 2 car seats, 3 Carry-ons, and one massive checked bag.

We Airport Traveling with Kids. How to Travel with Kids. 5 Tips on Traveling with Kids. How to take kids through an Airport. Travel Hacks. Travel Tips. Traveling with Kids. Best ways to travel with kids. How to check a Car seat at an airport. Car Seat Covers for traveling. Airport Traveling. How to Travel with Kids. needed extra hands. But, since I can’t order those on Amazon, I ordered these! We were able to wear our giant, awkward car seats through the airport, to the rental car with ease! I even carried Wyatt and the car seat at the same time!

Bonus

We flew home to Oregon, in February, at night. I knew there was a very good chance that it would be raining when the crew unloaded our checked baggage from the plane. I was right, and it was also icy, so there was de-icer all over our bags, but not on the car seats! So glad they were protected and our boys didn’t have to sit for an hour drive home in soaking wet seats! These might be the best kept traveling with kids secret hack there is!

Good Luck on your next Adventure Traveling with Kids!

I hope you found a piece of advice that will help you through a Sweet & Sticky situation or pull out a #momwin 😉

**This post contains affiliate links to the Amazon Products I bought for traveling.


 

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Hi There! I’m Kandice
Wife, WAHM and mother to 2 Hooligan boys, sharing my Sweet & Sticky Story of Motherhood.
Life changes after 2 Toddlers {obviously} so now I’m sharing how I turn those every day #MomProblems into a Story of #MomWinning by building new Small Systems, Organizing Mom Routines and Making Mommy Money Online by Blogging.





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