Recently been to a holiday outside India. Taking break from the normal routine was much called and desired for. Came back with loads of memories (and pictures of course).
Here are few of the findings I carried back home:
Always carry kids raincoat / at least a good quality cap to cover their heads for unexpected rains / too sunny day.
Kids adapt to food changes quickly. We might still look out for our Indian or desi food everywhere but they can easily gobble in pastas / pizzas / smoothies etc. And believe me all these things do have some nutritional value.
You get canned milk everywhere. Just carrying kids favourite chocolate powder is enough. Even cornflakes / chocos are available easily.
I generally opt for breakfast buffet at hotels. Even if they don’t have much of veg choices, still as per international standards, all of them have breads (all kinds and shapes), muffins, fresh cut fruits and juices, all kinds of flakes and milk / tea / coffee. This is more than enough for a good start of the day.
Don’t think that your 3+ and beyond cannot walk much with you. You just need to keep their spirits high and they will surprise you with their stamina.
A pack of biscuits, chips etc would be icing on the cake. And bigger the group of people is, more the fun and help it would bring to the trip.
Basic medicines of cough, cold, fever, acidity and an antiseptic ointment should always be in place. And most important is a bundle of BAND-AIDS (washproof 🙂)
Washrooms are available in abundance outside (and hygienic ones). Just carrying an extra pair of clothes as a backup is ok. You need to carry diapers for extra cold places like in flights.
And ya, kids do enjoy flight journeys (be it long or short). Watching the clouds, ascend and descend of plane excites them. And there is so much content in In-flight entertainment program (your personal TV placed at the back of the seat in your front) to keep all of you engaged. Movies, serial, video games and what not. And flight crew generally offer extra set of goodies to your little one to entertain them.
These are just few of the things coming to my mind. And as always, with these learnings and memories to embrace, looking forward for my next travel rendezvous.
Swati Jain is a mother of a 3-year-old and an Oracle consultant (computer engineer) for 7.5 years. She is a blogger by interest, happy by choice, observant and curious by nature. She loves simplicity and truth. Follow her blog at: http://khushiniwas.blogspot.