Published on : Thursday, June 23, 2016
It’s said that the most difficult thing on earth is to travel with a child, and most mothers do believe that, but it’s really not true.Children become surprisingly easy to handle, once their basic requirements, their entertainment quotient is taken care of, and a couple of things are kept in mind.
For starters, when you’re starting off, remember to always opt for shorter flights. Children, especially infants and toddlers, tend to get restless when they’re cooped up for so long when they aren’t used to it.
Plan like you’ve never planned before. Seems like an obvious thing to say, but the more planning you do, the better prepared you’ll be. Make sure the hotels you’ll be staying in are baby-friendly. Book all necessary items in advance. Prams, strollers, any specific food you think your baby may need and so on. Ensure you have your itinerary in place and arrangements made for pickup and drop to the airport and for sightseeing trips. Don’t do anything on the fly. The better prepared you are, the easier the trip will be for you and your baby.
It’s also extremely essential to pack smart. Pack what’s familiar, pack what’s convenient and make sure everything that goes into your bag can do double-duty. So if your baby absolutely cannot do without her stuffed teddy, pack that, but don’t pack any other toys. You can always keep them entertained with colourful rubber bands or a piece of paper and a crayon.
It’s important to pack your child’s comfort items. Is your child the most comfortable in onsies or soft dresses/shirts? Does he/she need a pacifier to keep calm? Try not to experiment when you’re travelling with your kid. This goes for food too. So unless you’re one of the lucky few whose baby will eat practically anything, it would be a good option to check out serviced apartments wherever you go.
“I sincerely believe that the best education children can get is on the go, and no school or university can teach them what they can learn by travelling the world”, says Nidhi Batra, Nirvana’s co-founder. “When I first started travelling with my baby, who was just three-months-old at the time, I was surprised and happy at how comfortable he was wherever we went. My little man was a brilliant traveller and there was definitely no looking back after that.”
“After thoroughly planning 11 trips with my little one, we come with Nirvana Little Explorers to help other mums like me,” says Nidhi Batra, Nirvana’s co-founder. “We love to focus on making kid-friendly itineraries and always ensure that kids have a good time. Our favourite moment is always when the parents come back from their trip and rave about the good time the kids had, with a vacation packed with fun kid activities.”
“When we start designing the itinerary, the first thing that we do is have a good chat with the parents about the age of the kids and the experience they would like to give them. Once we are on the same plane, our enthusiastic team gets to work to make every element of the trip kid-friendly and fun. I sincerely believe that the best education children can get is on the go, and no school or university can teach them what they can learn by travelling the world”.