(Family Features) Warm weather has finally arrived, and parents everywhere are starting to plan family vacations. But traveling with a little one can be challenging and requires preparation.
Huggies has teamed up with family travel expert Shelly Rivoli, author of Travels with Baby, to help moms and dads beat the heat and plan a no-stress summer vacation for their entire family — including the youngest of the bunch.
Rivoli knows all about vacations with little ones as a mother of three, and has even changed diapers on four continents.
“When planning a vacation for the entire family, it’s important to plan simply and only bring necessities for trips,” said Rivoli. “With the right products on hand, you might only need a sun hat for your little one.”
Here are more of Rivoli’s tried and true tips and tricks for making the most of this summer’s trip.
Timing Is Everything
If your baby sleeps well in the car, you can look forward to putting on miles during naptime drives. However, if your child has trouble sleeping in the car, consider leaving first thing in the morning or right after naptime. Plan a meaningful pit stop for your family at least every two hours on the road for fresh air and exercise.
Bring Liquids Onboard
When you travel with a baby or toddler, airport security will allow you to bring a “reasonable amount” of extra liquids for your child, based on your itinerary. Place any prepared bottles, baby food or boxes of shelf-stable milk in a large, clear zip-top bag to present at airport security.
Beat the Heat
During summer travel, long rides in the car can be even warmer for tots riding snugly within a car seat. To keep your child cool and comfortable, dress him or her down to a vacation-ready diaper.
Simplify Diapering on the Go
Carrying just one or two diapers at a time in your purse with a travel pack of stylish baby wipes will make it much simpler to change baby on the go.
Stick to the Routine
Traveling babies need the stability of their daily routines to stay happy, especially for naptime or bedtime. If you and your baby go through a nightly bedtime ritual at home, stick to it. Even with the change in scenery, you and your little one will enjoy your special routine and ensure a restful slumber.
Fashionable Protection No Matter Beach or Backyard
This summer, dress your little ones to be “Cute for a Cause” and contribute to the fight against diaper need. These vacation-ready Hawaiian Diapers allow mom to stylishly accessorize baby for the hot summer, while also helping a baby in need. For every pack purchased, Huggies Every Little Bottom will help diaper a baby in need for a day.