Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Munchkin®, all opinions are my own.
This week I stepped out of my comfort zone. I spent a week packing our bags (except for these), and then loaded everything in the car and JDub and I headed to the airport. ALONE. You read that right, I took a 1 year old on a plane, by myself! I still can’t believe it myself. We made it to our destination in one piece and everyone was happy, so I’m counting it as a win. Here are my tips for traveling with a 1 year old. I hope they work as well for you as they did for me.
This is a big one. You are going to be carrying everything you need for your trip in this and you have to be able to find it easily. I have a whole system that I shared in yesterday’s post, so check it out.
Leave the stroller behind
By the time your little one is 1 year old, most likely they are riding in a convertible car seat. These don’t click into strollers so now you have a more gear to bring with you. I use my favorite baby carrier most of the time when we are out and about so a stroller isn’t needed. I used two great options for getting through the airport and taking our large car seat with us. This awesome car seat cover guard is perfect for protecting your car seat when you gate check it, and if your little one isn’t happy riding along. You can always wear the cover guard as a back pack! I used the Munchkin® Roll N Go Transporter. He LOVES riding in the car seat and laughed the entire time!
SNACKS! Pack lots and lots of Snacks
Seriously, you can not have enough snacks. This can keep little hands happy for a long time. Make sure you choose healthy because they eat a lot of them. We use a few different things to tote our snacks in. For storage I love the Munchkin® Snack Dispenser and for the little man to use on his own it’s all about the Munchkin® Snack Catcher.
Window Seats are a Must
Having a window seat provided so much entertainment for my little one. He had so much fun investigating the window shutter and looking out at the ever changing scenery.
What are some of your tips for traveling with your little ones?
More tips for traveling with a little one from Jamie at C.R.A.F.T.