Have Toddler, Will Travel. Maybe.
As first time parents there are SO many things my husband and I have no clue how to do. The newest item on that list is how to travel with a toddler. I’m excited and almost petrified at the same time, to take our first family vacay.
Oh my word! There are countless decisions to make like:
Should we take her car seat with us? What if we check it and it gets damaged?
How will we manage her stroller, diaper bag, and luggage? I will say her car seat attaches to her stroller (see below), so that does make it a little easier. But still.
Should we fly at night? What if she doesn’t sleep on the flight? We don’t want to be “those” people with the child that stresses out the entire cabin of passengers trying to sleep. I mean, she’s cute and all…but that gets old real quick in a cramped airplane!
Snacks, diapers, activities…will we have enough?
Will we find enough things to do that will be family friendly?
Clearly I’m a bit stressed. LOL
What you can extrapolate from my ranting and worrying above is that we’re leaning toward flying at night and taking her car seat/stroller with us. We’re going to check it when we get to the gate and hold her on the plane, since she’s under 2 years old. We’re looking at Florida as our destination, so the flight would be about five hours.
I’m reading lots of sites with helpful information on how to travel with children. But I decided, why not ask all of CC’s cyber aunties and (uncles, if you’re out there) for tips, too?
So go ahead. I’m listening.
Please and thank you!