logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Family Travel Site

BellaOnline's Family Travel Editor

g

Maintaining Your Toddler’s Routine While Traveling

Guest Author - Kimberly Misra

Toddlers can be challenging to travel with because many thrive on routines and familiarity. To keep them happy while you travel, bring along their favorite routines and give your lodging a more home-like atmosphere.

1. Keep to a basic routine of eating and sleeping. Try to eat meals at basically the same time as you do at home. Hungry toddlers are cranky toddlers. Likewise, arrange your schedule so your toddler can go to bed at his usual time and take naps, even if they have to be in the car or stroller.

2. Bring favorite toys from home. If your toddler is attached to a favorite stuffed toy or blanket, bring it along (but be prepared to guard it with your life). While it may cause extra stress for you, a favorite toy might help your toddler settle down at night and be more confident during strange experiences, like his first airplane ride.

3. Bring his bedding. Familiar sheets and blankets make a strange bed more inviting. If packing space is tight, bring along a favorite pillowcase.

4. Pack favorite snacks. This is particularly important if your toddler is a picky eater or if you’re traveling far from home, where you may not be able to find the things your child enjoys eating.

5. Make your hotel room more like home. Set up a toy corner for small toys, line up favorite books on a shelf, and give your toddler a drawer for his clothes.

6. Make your temporary home pretty. Consider letting your toddler choose a bunch of flowers to decorate the room, or ask him to color a picture to display on your refrigerator or nightstand.

7. Look at photos. Bring along a small photo album full of pictures of pets, Grandma and Grandpa, the swing set, your toddler’s room, etc. This also makes a on-the-road diversion for antsy toddlers.

8. Pop in a favorite video or CD. If your child has trouble settling down at night, a favorite diversion may do the trick.

9. Keep bedtime routines sacred. Try to do most of your usual bedtime routine, even while you’re on the road. Bring favorite bath toys, bedtime books, and a nightlight.
Add Maintaining+Your+Toddler%92s+Routine+While+Traveling to Twitter Add Maintaining+Your+Toddler%92s+Routine+While+Traveling to Facebook Add Maintaining+Your+Toddler%92s+Routine+While+Traveling to MySpace Add Maintaining+Your+Toddler%92s+Routine+While+Traveling to Del.icio.us Digg Maintaining+Your+Toddler%92s+Routine+While+Traveling Add Maintaining+Your+Toddler%92s+Routine+While+Traveling to Yahoo My Web Add Maintaining+Your+Toddler%92s+Routine+While+Traveling to Google Bookmarks Add Maintaining+Your+Toddler%92s+Routine+While+Traveling to Stumbleupon Add Maintaining+Your+Toddler%92s+Routine+While+Traveling to Reddit




Child-Proofing Your Hotel Room
Dealing With Tantrums While Traveling
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Family Travel Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Kimberly Misra. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Kimberly Misra. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Tiffiny Spire for details.

g


g features
Uber Car App Review

Travel Packing Tips

Glamping is a Great Form of Travel Accomodation

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor