The appearance in the family of a new small member makes you reconsider the approach to rest. Sometimes you can not get enough sleep, what kind of travel! However, the child grows up and it is possible to take it with him on a long journey. But how serious are air travel and acclimatization?
Is the baby suitable for a foreign country? It turns out that you can plan an independent trip and spend a vacation together with your child, even in an exotic place. And those who are afraid to go far and for a long time from home, it is worth debunking some popular myths about resting with children.
With a child you have to go only to the sea.
Many people think that if you have to go far with a child, then only at sea. But it’s worth to go there only if adults dream about it. After all, it may be that the child is very afraid of water, waves and unknown sensations. As a result, the vacation turns into an attempt to drag it into the sea, which is possible only at the end of the trip. And it’s not too bad if you feel good in the water while the child delves into the sand. And if another trip has been postponed for the sake of the kid, it can become insulting. It is worth remembering that for a child it is important to feel closeness with parents. He looks at the world with their eyes. The child will be happy where he will be played, smiled and show the world. It can be ancient Asian temples, the beauty of nature or the wonders of European architecture. But tired of a constant stay under the scorching beach sun, the parent will not be such a pleasant companion for the baby as an enthusiastic, though a little tired of visiting really desirable places, the parent.
It is better to take package tours, for example, to Turkey or Egypt.
The child does not particularly understand the difference whether a specially trained person will meet you at the airport or the taxi will be ordered independently. He does not understand whether the housing is paid in advance or still have to walk a bit around the hotels, looking for a cozy option. The only thing is how much enthusiasm enough to organize the rest as you want. It is likely that the beach found on its own will be cleaner and less populous than the one offered in the package tour. Apartments with a kitchen will be better than a boring hotel room, and the cultural program is more diverse and more widely invented by the operator.
It is necessary to travel with the child by car.
Strangely enough, but without this vehicle on a trip it may even be easier. In the car seat, not all children will be able to behave approximately during the trip. Why not go on a trip to Europe by train? The distance is not so great, and beautiful views can be opened from the windows. You can choose a bus, taking into account the duration of the trip in three or four hours. The child should give time to rest and sleep. And the best way will be a trip on a ship – such walks children especially like. Just do not take a lot of luggage with you. Some parents say that they traveled through Asia for several months only through public transport.
You only need to go to two parents at once.
It is believed that one parent on such a journey simply can not cope. However, it is worth remembering how time is spent at home, is there always an assistant nearby? Usually next to the baby there is a grandmother or mother and there are no problems. Holidays away from home in this regard is not particularly different, besides, you do not need to prepare, and everything around clearly has to walk. If there is a feeling of insecurity, then why not go with the whole family, letting go one week from one of the parents back? In such conditions, children are not only showing unusual qualities, but also learning independence. And is it worth waiting for one of the family members to find a window in their schedule? Perhaps you just need to immediately use the opportunities for recreation with children?
In such travels, the amount of luggage will grow at times.
Sometimes it happened that the excess weight of luggage at the young parents was 80 kilograms, but this is an exception. If you go to hot countries, then the weight should not grow – pampers, although voluminous, but light. Clothes are required a little, and the baby’s food can always be bought and cooked on the spot. If it is a trip to winter Europe, it will take a large suitcase for warm shoes and clothes. But you can buy a lot of things on the spot, without storing things for future use for all occasions. Yes, and reconsider the contents of luggage would not hurt. Do you really need a second down jacket or second high-heeled shoes? If you optimize the place, then the seized items can be replaced by children. And from the age of five the child can be offered to carry his own backpack with things.
By his behavior on the plane, the child of all will go mad.
In fact, do not be afraid of flights with children. Of course, a long road will make anyone out. You just need to remember that the child is not to blame for your choice of the form of the holiday and that the surrounding people should be respected. That is why it is worth understanding about the behavior of the baby on the plane. Do not shout at him and publicly scold him. You just need to plan the whole flight in advance. In stock should be goodies, new small and interesting toys. Only better to pay attention to non-musical options, because there are others around. If children are already old enough, then cartoons, audio books or games on the tablet can help. A good option may be a night flight when the child is sleeping. And before the day’s flight, you can try to exhaust it – get up early, ask for help to get together, do not give a sleep on the way to the airport. And although it looks a bit ugly, but in the plane from the threat there will be no trace – just after take-off the child will fall asleep.
The child may suffer from acclimatization.
In general, acclimatization is not an easy and mysterious phenomenon. Some people think that they do not experience it at all, while others are constantly confronted with it. But who will guarantee the behavior of the child? Only parents know how quickly a child gets used to a new one, how he treats weather changes, how often he is sick. Also it is necessary not to forget about registration of the medical insurance before departure. If the trip is planned for one or two weeks, it is better to choose a place with a similar climate. For Moscow in the summer it can be the Balkans or the Baltic States, and in the winter – the Alps or Scandinavia. If a longer period is assumed, you can already choose from different options. After all, there will be plenty of time to acclimatize and have time to rest. And do not be angry with the child, if he immediately does not want to walk a lot and there is unfamiliar food on arrival. Simply the kid gets used to the new country, and understanding this situation will facilitate the adaptation.
There will be no time for rest with the child.
First of all, is it worthwhile to clarify what is generally considered a rest? With the advent of the child, he will in any case be different. It is necessary to plan it so that the child was carried away by everything that is happening around, and did not go crazy in trying to attract the attention of parents. The child does not really limit the possibilities, but it’s unlikely that he will be able to lie down in silence with him. Children generally like different types of recreation – they love to ride on sledges and skis, walk around the castles and zoos. You just need to plan your own entertainment program so that it has a place for a couple of moments that are interesting to the child. They will wait for him, patiently holding his breath. After all, children like it when something is happening around, and they take part in it with their parents. But do not forget that the adult is stronger, which means that the kid needs understanding and support, he simply can not walk long distances on his own.
The child may be poisoned by local food.
Do not immediately stuff the child with unfamiliar food. It starts with the usual food, ordering thermally processed foods. Sushi and exotic fruit is better to postpone for later.For food reception it is better to choose crowded places and popular dishes. So at least you can be sure that the ingredients are relatively fresh and do not lie. Even in that most terrible and unusual Asia, there are many dishes for children and components for quick cooking. These are the usual eggs, pasta, rice, pancakes, chicken broth, fish, flakes, bananas, watermelons. In any case, vegetables and fruits should not be forgotten to wash. Those who go to rest more than a week, it makes sense to shoot the whole house or housing with a kitchen. In this case, it will even make sense to bring a few cereals from the house, for example, buckwheat. And in different Asian cafes you can bring your own ingredients for cooking, or explain what is specifically required. For a child, a fish soup with potatoes and spices is perfect.
With a child, rest will be much more expensive.
This can be said if the child is more than two years old. Then, for starters, you will have to pay extra for a plane ticket. The rest of the rise in price will be manifested where, before the birth of a child, there was austerity. If earlier it was possible to live in unpretentious hostels with a common toilet and neighbors, then now it is necessary to choose a housing class higher. In general, the presence of a small satellite will have little impact on costs. He is not so important number of hotel stars, no matter what carpet and wood in the room, how wide the bed. Children do not distinguish between cheap and expensive and do not state that somewhere nearby there is a better class hotel. The main rise in price is born in the head against the backdrop of myths and fears. After all, because of the birth of a child, the family does not move to a new district, and he simply starts walking to the nearest site. And a five-star hotel – it is absolutely not required for a holiday with a new little traveler.
When traveling with a child, you can forget about cycling, hiking and kayaking.
If you put the child in a velorzrelo, then you’ll have to drag him out afterwards with great difficulty. What kind of kid will refuse to travel on an unusual transport, to sleep in the forest? A child from three years of age will happily help to collect a tent. Yes, and a water trip is a bright adventure, but you should think about safety by preparing an inflatable waistcoat or at least a sleeve. Recently, cycling in Europe has become popular. There is an excellent mild climate, and there are many bike paths. And rafting on kayaks is possible with proper organization, even in the suburbs, so you do not have to go far.