Parenting,  Travel

Joys and Pains when Travelling with Kids

Many parents make the mistake of just packing up and bringing their kids along for a ride or two – or maybe a vacation. What most parents do not understand is the idea that kids need to be given enough attention during any trip especially when they are prone to boredom. Parents could not very well expect their kids to just sleep during a trip like most adults… oh, no no no. That would be the farthest from the minds of kids.

Before a child inadvertently goes towards the “What does this button do?” stage, parents should take the initiative to ensure that their children are not bored during travels and to ensure that they are adequately entertained. That way, everybody will have a good time during the trip and no parent loses his or her hair over the antics of their kids.

One of the popular things parents can bring during travels are books. That is, if the kids love reading. However, it may not be a good thing to have the child read on a moving vehicle as this may cause eye strain. Although when kids are in hotel rooms, books can be a very good diversion or entertainment option.

Travel games are also excellent options that parents can check out, like the educational travel toys that are being sold at Melissa Doug and other online stores. Other toys that children may want to try out are the etch-a-sketch toys, magna doodles and other scribbling activity toys.

Aside from giving kids some toys during their stay, parents should also ensure that their kids are wearing clothes that will make them feel more comfortable. Cotton travelling gear should be ideal during summer months paired with awesome Baby Banz Sunglasses for a complete look. For colder weather, thick clothes that warm a child up are ideal but none of those that are very restricting.

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Lifestyle Mommy Blogger and Virtual Assistant from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Aside from doing product reviews and events coverage, she blogs about solo parenting, homeschooling, and things in between.


  • shydub

    I’ve traveled couple of times by plane with kids. yeah, you have to bring all the toys and fun things for activity cos they don’t sleep or take a nap during the whole trip or flight.

  • Tina

    Travelling with kids can be fun pero daghan kaayo usahay complaints.. I always received numerous complains.. like why so long? Now, I always bring their psp.

  • redamethyst

    si JJ sa una nabore bore talaga sa trip, kaya kadalasan may dala syang toys pero habang tumatagal un trip nakakatulog na rin. hehe

  • jenilia


    Nice and simple tips here, i have 2 male kids, thanks for your sharing, in my next summer trip definitely i followed this ideas.

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