Preparation for a Long Journey with Children

Are you planning to return to the village or vacation with family to a place far away or need a long travel time? Have any pictures what to prepare and what to ‘watch out for’? For the preparation please read the following Convenient Comfort Leisure article.

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Since moving to the City, the journey back to our village by car has grown one day. From City To Village total time can run out almost 2 days by yourself without freezing. If it gets stuck in 2 full days. Travel time in normal condition, without jammed and road damaged at medium speed about 10-12 hours, We deliberately transit in first so that can rest your feet and children do not get bored in the car continue. So, the first time to be prepared of course reservations and emergency bags for the purposes of transit.

Bags for a day usually contain:

One pair of pajamas for each child and a change of clothes for the next departure. One set of parental clothes. Extra dressing for the baby. The toiletries include towels. Since I was carrying a baby, I tucked a wide flannel for a versatile purpose (bedding, blankets, thin pillows, etc.).

Ideal hours of departure the morning the better. But my packing-last-minutes likes to upset themselves to decide what to bring (even my packing away the day, in the last minutes there are just not so and so brought.) After several times experiencing varying departures, it turns out the most delicious to go all morning Or all daylight. Good morning walk is when the trip can still take a walk, while if the day got there to stay there.

Having lived in the City for several years was my advantage in deciding places to stay and eat not far from the main route back home to the village. Incidentally husband’s office has a Guest House that can be rented by employees with a fairly cheap price. We are not looking for various facilities because we just need to sleep. The origin of clean water is smooth, the bed is clean, and it is not stuffy or stifling, go wrong. The main problem of a long journey with kids on board is the knowledge of good and clean toilets on the trip. Travel time is also sometimes will be cut off when suddenly there is a need to poop or pee in the toilet. Luckily on the main lane most of the toilets are clean enough.

About supplies I choose:

Bread. Avoid loose or scattered bread like filling cream or cream toppings, sugar, and shredded beans. Chips. I prefer to bring chips because peanuts when spilled can run anywhere in the car difficult to cleaning. Drinks. Choose a drink in a bottle and do not forget to prepare a few straws. Minimal to bring your own drink bottle because it must wash and risk miss. Minimal also bring food boxes. If it is necessary I will usually carry a mica box like a take-away restaurant or ice cream box.

Then what about medium air travel and long flight?

Medium flight is a flight with a long 3-6 hours, while long flight is a flight that is more than 6.5 hours and is usually now without transit or move the plane except to locations that do need connecting flight. What to watch for when carrying children traveling with an old flight is bored. Thankfully the big planes now provide entertainment for kids from activity books, toys, and even later there is also a gadget like iPad or tablet. But it’s good to also bring toys and activity books with topics or characters that became a favorite of children.

 “Safe and Comfortable Streets with Toddlers” to overcome jet lag, try to help babies more easily adjust to change the time of day according to the hours of destination since 2-3 days before traveling. For example by darkening the room and rest in the hours at the destination approximately entering the evening. The flight itself may be planned in the child’s sleep hours. So in the majority of travel time, the child is in a state of sleep.

It is also advisable before traveling by plane, 4-5 days before the day of departure, the child is checked to the doctor to make sure it is not experiencing a clogged nose or ear infection. Both of these conditions will be uncomfortable while on the plane due to high air pressure.

To overcome the discomfort in the ear during take-off and landing, the child can be given breastfeeding, dot, or pacifier to activate the swallowing effect that can open the eustachian tube to reduce ear pressure. But not all children will feel this, yes, Moms. If the child is sleeping, the screw-ups and not fussy, well let alone. No need to be forced to suckle, let alone be awakened. The use of ear-plug is also useless according to dr. Johnny, except when it’s on a plane.

To overcome the discomfort in the ear during take-off and landing, the child can be given breastfeeding, dot, or pacifier to activate the swallowing effect that can open the eustachian tube to reduce ear pressure. But not all children will feel this, yes, Moms. If the child is sleeping, the screw-ups and not fussy, well let alone. No need to be forced to suckle, let alone be awakened. The use of ear-plug is also useless according to dr. Johnny, except when a kind of pioneering plane is noisy propeller. Finally, find out whether the destination country has an endemic disease. If the destination country is endemic to meningitis, it is also good that a new child travels after a complete meningitis vaccination. Unfortunately in Indonesia there is no meningitis vaccine for children under the age of two years. The best advice is to delay the trip until the child can get the vaccine.

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