How to Travel Safely with Children

With all of the distractions afforded by travelling, keeping your children safe can be a challenge. Use these helpful tips to keep your family safe.

You will need

  • Safety restraint
  • Photos of children
  • Medical information
  • Passport copies
  • Identification cards
  • Toys
  • Snacks
  • Diapers
  • Medicine
  • Food
  • Itinerary
  • Brightly colored clothes
  • Meeting spot
  • Internet access (optional)

Step 1 Use safety restraint Use safety restraints based on your child’s weight and height. Keep them belted at all times.

Step 2 Prepare for emergency Be prepared for an emergency by keeping a recent photo of your child, the number of their physician, and copies of their passports.

Step 3 Provide identification card Provide children with identification cards that include their names, medical concerns, and a list of emergency numbers.

Step 4 Bring toys and snacks Bring toys and snacks to keep them occupied.

Step 5 Take essential items Remember to bring essential items, including diapers, medicine, and food.

Step 6 Provide itinerary to a relative Provide a relative with your travel itinerary in case of an emergency.

Step 7 Clothe in bright clothes and pick a meeting spot Clothe your kids in bright colors so you will be able to identify them in a crowd. Arrange a meeting spot should you become separated. Have a safe trip.