I am taking my 3 year old grandaughter to Vancouver for the day via the train that leaves from Seattle. What do you suggest that we do for the approx. 5 hours we will be spending there for the day.
I hope you have a great time in Vancouver, you might want to check out our city guide at http://www.deliciousbaby.com/travel/c...
Your website is fantastic.. I'm planning to take my 2 kids to London this summer. They are 3 yrs old and 16 mths old . Im just wondering whether I need to bring 2 strollers.. These might be a handful for both my hubby and me.. Any suggestions.. Was thinking of carrying the 16mth old in a baby carrier..
I actually wrote about this very subject a while back! Here's a link to the post:
Hi Debbie,We live in California but my husband and I are considering doing a cruise that will visit Italy and Greece starting in Europe. Do you have any recommendations how to make this trip easier or would you recommend against it until she is older? One of our concerns is that the ship is not in port for many hours (sometimes it's only 5-6 hours) and we're afraid if our daughter is not being cooperative that we will not be able to see much of the city or join the optional excursions as they are on a time schedule.
I would love to hear your wise opinions on this matter.
thanks so much for your thoughtful advice. Very appreciated. Let me add a thought and ask a question too.
We are living in Africa, and we are always learning that traveling (living!) with our son (now 21 months) has always been dependent on our state of "harmony, relatedness, and connectedness" and knowing him and us.
Kids here are confined hours and hours in cramped buses and taxis and can handle it. Of course, there are many differences and they are raised in a different way, but also, because their parents can handle to travel like that too (no stress here!), are relaxed (because there is no other way to go about it) and expect it therefore from their kids. Maybe this can also be a helpful thought for our Western constantly hurrying and stressed out mind and body.
Nevertheless, I do have a rather practical question: you advised in regard to flight travel as few connections as possible, but what about a 14 hour flight? Isn't a stop over in between for a few hours helpful?
Thanks and happy bouncing around the globeCloud
My 3 children and i, ages 4, 2 1/2, and almost 1, will be flying from Nevada to Wisconsin by ourselfs next week. I am sooo nervous, and most of your tips are great if there is 2 parents, but as we are meeting my husband there, it will just be me! Any advice?!?!
Yes, for a 14 hour flight, you'll probably want a stop (possibly overnight) to give yourselves a chance to stretch.
Good luck with your flight! A couple of thoughts
1) If you're not all seated together to begin with, try not to stress about it. I've never met a passenger who wouldn't trade seats rather than be responsible for someone else's preschool aged child ;) It will work out once you are onboard.b) Keep your load as light as possible and try to pack items that do double (or triple) duty.c) This is one time that you might not want to buy a seat for your 1 year old since that would mean that your 4 year old would sit on her own.
Hi Debbie,We are travelling with our almost 2 year old to Spain(Barcelona, Seville, Madrid) next week for about 2 weeks. We have a bob stroller and a very a basic umbrella stroller. Since you have traveled with a toddler there, can you please recommend on what stroller to take? Will umbrella stroller work on cobbled roads or too uncomfortable for kids or cant nap in them. Bob is perfect but too heavy to haul around so needed some suggestions what to do about stroller.
First, I hope you have a wonderful family trip. With respect to the stroller, the umbrella will not give as comfortable a ride as your Bob stroller, but with narrow sidewalks, lots of stairs and small elevators, that is the stroller you should bring. We brought our Maclaren with us to Barcelona and were happy with its performance on the cobbled streets. I do have some other stroller and baby carrier recommendations here: http://www.deliciousbaby.com/products...
Will be travelling 22 hours for family wedding and driving with a 21 month and a 7 month old. Any tips for driving and making the trip faster and pleasant for kids
I am visiting my sister and driving from El Paso, TX to San Diego, CA with my 5 and 2 year old daughters. We are driving out there by ourselves to visit my sister. I am then meeting my husband in Phoenix, AZ. Do you have any advice to put my nerves at ease???
@Travelling Kids and @Anna Trejo Kids really pick up on your mood - especially when they're in a confined space without much else to distract them! My best advice is to take it easy and treat it like a fun adventure, even if you're feeling frazzled! Pack lots of activities, and a few suprises and give the kids control over which activities they'll do next. Take your pitstops as you need them instead of at pre-planned intervals.
my son will be 2 when we board our plane, now we plan on taking buses and trains most of the time however i dont feel comfy not having a carsat with me, i dont want to drag around a huge carseat in the airport, we are going to germany, any suggestions?
If your two year old is big enough, you could consider the Ride Safer Travel Vest http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000...
If not, you might consider buying a carseat in Germany before you rent a car as you would likely not be able to use it on busses or trains.
Hey, I need some tips!! I have a 2 and a 3 year old going to Florida from Tennessee! What can i bring to keep them busy on this flight?
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