People often worry about travelling with babies. They worry about what they need to take, where they can go, special arrangements that they might have to make with the hotel or accommodation, and taking a stroller onto the plane. Well, it’s usually fairly straightforward. Babies tend to sleep on long journeys, they sell baby paraphernalia all over the world, and babies adapt easily. They might be a little unsettled, but they’ll soon adjust as long as you try to stick to their routine where possible. You don’t have to worry about a baby being naughty, refusing to try new foods or running away.
It’s toddlers that cause the trouble. Even if you are staying in a safe place like ang mo kio and you don’t have far to travel, taking a break with a toddler can be exhausting. Being at home with a toddler is exhausting as they run around, touching everything, finding ways to hurt themselves and places to make a mess. Throwing tantrums, refusing to eat dinner and needing every second of your attention. So, it’s no surprise that taking them somewhere new can be even harder.
But, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do it. You absolutely should. Toddlers and young children see things differently. They look at the world with wonder and excitement. They can find joy in your pots and pans cupboard, so imagine how much pleasure they will get from new places and different experiences. So, let’s look at some tips to make your travels with your toddler easier and more fun.