Hi. I'm Jennifer Durbin, and I've got some great tips for you on traveling safely.
So after you've packed your child's bags, made all of your travel arrangements, you want to take a few safety tips into consideration. For instance, if your child has a medical condition, make sure you've notified your pediatrician that you'll be traveling. They may have some advice about the location you're going to or who to contact if something should happen while you're there.
The first thing you want to do if you have a baby or toddler is to get yourself some safety tats. These are fantastic. They're temporary tattoos, you put them on the inside of your baby's arm, you write your phone number on them, and just in case you're ever separated, they can find you. It's a fabulous way to keep your little one safe before they can remember their own phone number. You can also get them with allergy alerts just in case your little one has an allergy.
You also want to take a hotel room safety kit if you're going to stay at a hotel. Take some blue painter's tape to keep doors and drawers closed, rubber bands to pull up curtains off the floor, and some outlet covers to keep little fingers out of the outlets.
It's also a good idea to travel with a little nightlight. That way you can illuminate the corner of the room where the baby is sleeping.
The other thing you want to keep in mind, especially if you'll be flying, is putting your child in the right shoes. Make sure they're always in comfortable and closed toed shoes. The last thing you want is a stubbed or bleeding toe on an airplane, so get some good closed toed shoes.
Also, don't forget your high chair cover. High chairs are super dirty, so if you'll be taking your baby to a restaurant while you're traveling, you'll want a high chair cover.
You also want to take into consideration, your little one may get some bumps and bruises while you're on the road, so take a little first aid kit with you and some medicine, just in case anything happens.
It's also a very good idea to travel with a current picture of your little ones, as well as a copy of their birth certificates, just in case.