This post is sponsored by OshKosh B’Gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
In college spring break meant the beach and partying. With young children your spring travel plans may be a little different. Our family loves to travel. We haven’t taken on the challenge of a trip with 2 kids 2 and under yet but we will in April and I’ve already been reading everything I can to figure out some hacks to make sure our trip goes smoothly. We had traveling with just our toddler down to an art and we are nervously/excitedly awaiting the challenge that awaits us with 2. So what are some ways to make traveling a little bit easier if you have little ones in tow?
1) Buy seasonally appropriate clothes well in advance.
Don’t be like me and realize 2 days before your trip to Germany that it’s going to be cold and your kid has no cold weather clothes that fit them. Get your kids spring clothes well before you leave for your trip. That way you have them, make sure they match your kids fashion style, know they fit, and can go ahead and set them aside and won’t be worrying about that detail last minute. Since where we are heading is going to be warmer than where we live I am making sure we have warm weather clothes, bathing suits, and plenty of themed items.
The outfits both of my kids are wearing here I picked up from OshKosh B’Gosh. I especially love the finishing touches on Maddie Grace’s outfit – the sandals, the sunnies, the cute little buttons on her shorts. This outfit is so perfect for Florida! And Tripp’s cute little romper makes me swoon. It’s precious, super soft, and I have a feeling he’s going to be wearing it a lot this spring.
2) Charge the iPad/bring car charger.
There’s nothing worse than starting a long road trip or boarding a flight and realizing the iPad you need to keep your toddler distracted has 6% battery life yet. The iPad is the biggest key to easy travel if you have a toddler or young child in tow. Games, movies, or Peppa Pig marathons are great if you’re anything like Maddie Grace. ‘
3) Allow plenty of time.
If you have young children, you’re most likely going to be running late no matter where you’re going – vacation is no exception. Always allow for an extra hour or two to allow for tantrums, feedings, diaper changes, etc.
4) Don’t forget snacks.
Just don’t. Bring a ton of snacks for your children to munch on, because they will get hungry even when they just ate.
5) Wear them.
Okay if they are 5 this is a stretch. But for kids 2 and under bring a baby carrier and be prepared to wear them some. Our 22 month old does great in her stroller but still has times where she wants to be held and will scream if she’s not, and that’s when throwing her in a carrier on her dad’s back is a lifesaver.
Do you have any spring trips planned this year? Or have any other travel tips? I’d love to hear all about them below!