Whether you are just driving your child to a day care centre in Perth from a suburb such as Queens Park or taking a 400 kilometre trip, it can be a long, arduous trek if you aren’t prepared. Children can be easily bored, resulting in crying or tantrums. They can also turn your car into an “instant mess” by spilling or throwing things. Here are some tips on travelling with children.
We have one piece of advice for short trips: pay attention. Turn them into quality time with your child. If you and your child are engaged in conversation, you won’t need to do anything else to keep them amused or busy. It is great for both of you.
If you are taking a long trip, you should plan plenty of stops along the way at child-friendly places. Go to parks or playgrounds if possible. When you stop for lunch, avoid the lunch rush hour. You will get better service and your child won’t have to cope with the crowd.
When your young child needs a toilet break, always accompany them into the bathroom. Make sure they wash their hands. Since soap isn’t always available in a public bathroom, keep hand sanitiser or some hand wipes available. Remember that children need toilet breaks a lot more often than adults.
What to Take
Besides the hand wipes and sanitiser, you should have a roll of paper towels. Also, take some plastic trash bags along, not only for trash, but also for dirty clothes. Make sure each child has a change of clothes. If you are going to be outdoors at night, make sure you child has come warmer clothes than the ones they are wearing in the car.
To keep your child amused, make sure there are plenty of toys and books available. This can save you a world of hassle.
Cuddles Childcare Centres
If you have a preschooler, please call your nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre or visit the “contact” page today.