Travelling with kids is one of the greatest ways of building strong bonds and unforgettable memories. However, it comes with various stresses. We came up with this list of items to keep kids healthy When travelling as a way help parents be prepared when travelling with your little ones.
Items to keep kids healthy when travelling
Cuts! We all get them. Make boo-boos better instantly by ensuring you have a few (a lot if you have toddlers) band-aids in your med-kit.
2. Anti-nausea, anti-vomiting medication
It’s hard not to feel terrible for any kid dealing with an upset stomach. It’s also just awful having to deal with vomiting kids when you’re stuck in an airplane or car for a long ride. Bringing along anti-nausea medication will ensure you’re prepared for the worst of the worst. Flying with an upset stomach is no fun, and if you’re throwing up it’s can be worse for all involved.
3. Children’s or infant acetaminophen or other pain and fever medicine
Be prepared for fevers, ear-aches or other aches or pains by making sure you pack the appropriate pain and fever medication when travelling. The bottles are small and easy to pack and you should make sure you have it with you at all times.
Don’t forget to bring an adult one as well, because taking care of kids is never fun when you’re sick.
4. Antibiotic or antiseptic ointment
When you’re travelling it is extra important to ensure that you keep any nicks and scratches clean. Have a tube of antiseptic cream with you to keep infections at bay.
5. Flushable wipes
Accidents happen, sometimes they’re small and sometimes their stinky. Be prepared with some flushable wipes that will help in any situation.
6. Lip balm
Chapped lips aren’t the end of the world, but they can make for some cranky kids. Kids love putting on lip balm, and it’s a great way to keep their kissers soft and protected from the sun. Make sure to use a brand that has a high SPF rating to avoid unwanted sunburns!
7. Allergy medication
Sometimes you don’t know if you’re allergic to something until you’re introduced to it for the first time. Even if you or your child don’t suffer from any known allergies, bring some allergy medication along with you just in case.
8. Nasal decongestant
Sinus problems are the worst. Stuffy noses suck. These crappy symptoms can become almost unbearable when you’re flying. Make sure to travel with a quality decongestant spray. Ask your pharmacist for their recommendations on the best brands for your family.
9. Hand-sanitizing gel
Small vials of hand-sanitizer are crucial when travelling. You never know what your kids will get into or what animals they may decide to befriend. Keep a small vial at the ready for you and your kids.
Hanger sucks. Kids with hanger suck. Make sure you have snacks on you always to help you ward off evil whenever hunger rears its ugly head. Granola bars, pretzels and fruit chips make for easy to pack treats that will help you make it until meal-time.
11. A change of clothes
Spills and accidents happen. One of the key items to keep kids healthy when travelling is a large ziplock bag with a change of clothes for the kiddos so you don’t have to haul a mud-covered toddler around with you wherever you go.
12. A good daypack with a hydration pack
A good day pack will help you keep all these things available without having to lug around awkward shoulder bags or purses, leaving your arms free to help with big steps or to take pictures. It’s incredibly important to stay hydrated while travelling, many good daypacks also come with hydration packs that make carrying water incredibly easy.
BeThere is no end to the things that people like to have with them when they travel. If you have your own items to keep kids healthy when travelling, drop us a note in the comments section below to let us know and we can add it to future lists!
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With the birth of their two boys, Kevin and Christina have made it their mission to show others that travelling with children isn't as scary as it sounds and that kids can benefit from experiencing the world outside of their front door and beyond.