The start of a new year brings a lot of firsts. Two years ago, we took our first vacation with our (then) 3-month old baby. It was the first vacation together and my last before I returned from maternity leave. We have lots of stories and lessons learned from that trip, many of which I will get into in future posts. Reflecting back, it was the best vacation we've taken as a family to date. Despite the challenges and stress, why do we look back so fondly on this time? It just worked. I’ll explain.
Bringing Your Dog on Your Family Vacation
We’ve written a lot about traveling with your kids (which makes sense, since that’s our business!) but we also speak with many parents who want to bring their four-legged family members along on trips as well. We were dog parents before we were human parents, and continue to bring our Bernese Mountain Dog - Elsie - along with us whenever we can.
Elsie has traveled with us to Washington DC, New York City, Vermont, and Acadia National Park to name a few. Through these travels, we’ve gathered a few tips and tricks on traveling with your pup that we wanted to share….
9 Tips on Managing Tantrums while Flying with Toddler
Traveling this holiday and scared about the airplane meltdown? You're in great company. Some tips to help you survive.
1. First, as scared as you may be, know that you can only do so much to control the situation and you won’t be the first or the last person in the world with a crying child on a plane. This is not your fault and it is not an “issue” that you can solve. So if and when the meltdown happens, make sure to stay calm, do your best, and most important of all, don't worry about others.
Traveling with a Baby? Sleeping Tips for When You Travel
One of the most dreaded parts of travel with kids- and what weighs on every parent’s mind before and during the trip is sleep, and we are no exception! No one wants to rock the boat when things are going well with a sleeping baby, but it shouldn’t be a reason to hold you back from traveling with your tike!
The common questions around sleep and travel we see are centered on:
While we are all concerned with sleep, we can also appreciate that sleep impacts almost every aspect of a child’s life, most of all their mood. So, what advice do we have on the subject? Lucky for you, a ton!