Over the river and through the woods.
In a one-horse open sleigh.
Grandma got ran over by a reindeer.
Walking in a winter wonderland.
No matter how you travel this holiday season, you definitely want to arrive safe, stay safe, and return to your home – hopefully without a trip to the hospital! I have already traveled over this holiday season with my two little boys, and I wanted to share some tips with you!
- Eat healthy. I know, crazy, and hard to do. But, this helps! If you pack some fruit in the car, get applesauce, clementines, or fruit pouches when you go in for lunch at your favorite lunch place while traveling, and definitely if you get those fluids going. This is especially hard when you are aiming for speed on your trip – because diapers need changing and if you are potty training then you stop often. But, just know that fluids really do help your body (and your little one’s body) stay healthy!
- Get exercise. When you get to your destination – and even on the way – incorporate exercise into your vacation plans. My boys love parks and would play all day! And at those rest areas, do some jumping jacks or run around in the grassy areas.
- Be prepared. If you son or daughter takes medication, be prepared with how much you will need. If they have allergies, make sure you understand the place you are going and what you might encounter. Always know where a medical doctor is. Whether it is a clinic, an emergency room, or a hospital – this is crucial. We usually go places we know for the holidays, so I always know where places are. But, if I’m going somewhere new, I would use Amino’s great guide to help you find what you need in your time of stress. All on one site, too!
- Be loved. Stress is such a killer during the holidays. Whether its the traffic or the relationships, look on the bright side, slow down, love.
And with that, happy safe and healthy travels. Thanks Amino for the hint!