Travelling with kids! 10 tips for a perfect vocation
My dear parents, many of you will often have a question "should I take my children with me on a trip or give myself a kid rest at my grandmother's place in the village" ?. However, ask all parents who at least once took children with them - traveling with children is even easier than at home: they are all interested, they are all looking at, looking at, asking a bunch of questions and incidentally getting a lot of new information, developing and growing mentally. Children in travel learn that people can be not just different, but absolutely different race, skin color, nutrition, living conditions, traditions and attitudes to each other. Each of your trips will give the child a base for reflection and comparisons.
However, your role here is very important. Help the child absorb the atmosphere of the place, answer frankly the questions of your child about places and people. Not knowing what to answer, you can "get on" the Internet and the phrase "Ok Google" will open for you a lot of interesting things about the place of your stay, and also so you can learn about theatrical productions, master classes, exhibitions, fairs and amusement parks, Where you and your child can spend time not only fun, but also useful.
So, when the question "To take or not to take" is removed, we'll talk about how to make it so that resting with children not only does not result in a psychological breakdown, but only benefits and a lot of positive impressions.
Rule one: You are going to rest with a small child, to whom everything is interesting: interesting is the picture at the entrance to the airport, another child in the stroller, a green tie on the young man and that one shiny thing on the ceiling. Therefore, while you are busy getting tickets, checking passports and examining the arrival and departure board, your child is already stepping behind a woman in a pink coat, stretching out her arms to tear off a plaque on the developing belt.
A child in a huge crowd of people is very easy to lose, so wear it as brightly as possible, hang a locket or neck with a medallion with the name, phone number and parents, and in your wallet always put a picture of the child.
Rule two: take care of the medicinal contents of your luggage. The list of the most important medicines for a trip with a child includes: antipyretic, antibiotics, antispasmodics, enzymes, antiseptics and antiviral drugs. Take with you to the road Nosh-pu (from pain), Paracetamol (from the temperature), Festal (to improve digestion), Linex or Smectu (from diarrhea), Enterofuril (from infectious diarrhea), Amoxiclav (broad-acting antibiotic), Zelenka Or Chlorhexidine (antiseptic), Viferon (antiviral), bandage and patch. And also do not forget alcohol gel for disinfection of hands - clean hands of the child already 95% success))
Here you can also say about motion sickness in the car: it is not necessary to stuff the child with medicines for nausea, because they have a side effect, and the best way to go out into the night. Then the child will sleep and relocate the transfer very easily. On the other hand, if you need to go by day, then you need to make sure that the child keeps his head straight, looking into the distance, giving the child something cold on the tongue - a mint sucking candy or just giving cold water a small sip and not forgetting the open windows , Because in most cases, motion sickness comes from lack of oxygen.
Rule three: The child, in the end, should know exactly what is going on. Some parents want to make a sort of "surprise" to their child without saying a word about vacation and planning a trip. However, such a surprise can turn into a major stress for the child, because stability is very important for the child. Remember, when in 9 months one of your friends tried to take your child in your arms? Remember this horror in the eyes of your child, tears and hands stretched in your direction with a plea for help: "Take me away from this terrible uncle"? So it happens with a change in the situation.
You need to prepare the child in advance for the trip, show him the photos and explain that you are going to the sea for a while, then you will definitely return home. Take with you a favorite toy of crumbs, that it serves that stable component for which the kid can grab at any moment.
Rule four: The child should be fed. For this you need to follow very carefully, since a hungry child = a moody child. The child begins to realize that he is only three years hungry, which means that he himself and you will try to understand one by one, why the child suddenly began to behave inadequately, to be capricious and to test the patience of his parents. A spoiled mood in such a situation is guaranteed. However, to avoid this is very simple: it is important to comply with the regime - a full breakfast, lunch and dinner + snacks in the form of fruit.
By the way, new food is not good either. You need to try to travel on a diet familiar to the child, because the child can not always digest raw oysters or fried hippo meat.
Rule five: Acclimatization. The child will be very difficult to get used to the cold if he flew from his native warm edges to Alaska and vice versa. Try to go in winter in winter, and in summer in summer. After all, it's hard for us adults, after resting in Australia or Panama, to return to cold gray Europe. It is fraught with a confluence of melancholy or which is even worse into a depression.
Rule six: Everyone should be comfortable. To teach the child something new, such as sitting on a pot, brushing teeth, dressing dresses (if the girl does not like it), the multiplication table and the like is not worth it. Your child wants to rest, just like you. Leave all this for the time when you return home, otherwise it will cost you nerves, and your baby time, which he could spend on developing his horizons in his usual environment.
Rule Seven: Remember that you are not alone. Plan everything in advance. Traveling together, you can always rely on the will of the case, spend the night on the road in the car, stop eating at any eatery and visit 10 places in one day. With children it does not "ride". You need to have a plan for every day. Everything should be smoothly, gradually, without haste, so as not to drive the child with cries of "let's go, our train departs in 10 minutes!" And do not induce vomitive reflex to Rembrandt's work by going to the 6th picture gallery for today.
However, all the rules have exceptions and here they also are: always be ready to give up any planned occupation and not be upset about it, because with children you never know when they will throw up in the car and have to stay in the room for the next day.
Rule eight: Have a huge number of all kinds of things that can take a child. To do this, you can even select a separate bag or backpack and take them to all the trips, because you have to go in the car, fly in an airplane, wait at the airport and pass the hot lunch in the hotel. A child should always have something to do. Then the child will be at work and your nerves are calm.
Rule ninth: A child is a reflection of the parents. Do not limit yourself to the trip, completely relying on the needs of the child. A child loves what his parents show him. If you like to watch opera or ballet, do not be worth considering, then the child does not need such entertainment. Taking it with you a couple of times in the theater, your child will be delighted to watch the action on stage and behind the dancing dancers.
Tenth rule: Remember that all children are different and your child is special. Only you can know exactly what is good or bad for your child. Only you can see how tired your child is or not, he wants to sleep or he can play a little more, so do not take all the rules as a panacea and rely mostly on your experience, the features and needs of your child. And the main thing is to go on a trip in a good mood and thirst for new impressions, and the kid looking at you will perceive the trip as a fun adventure that promises a sea of new sensations and positive emotions!
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