This Boston Baby takes in the view of the Coliseum while traveling with Mom and Dad.
As the summer heats up, many families flee the city for some well deserved r&r. While Boston offers numerous family friendly activities during the summer months, June-August also tend to be a heavy travel season for Boston Babies.
The Fourth of July is the first real sign that summer has started. This generally kicks off the season for vacation time, celebrations and busy travel schedules. When planning trips, Moms and Dads often debate where to go, what to see and how much gear to bring on their next family excursion. Whether you are staying close and doing a “stay cation,” heading to the Cape for the weekend, or packing for a plane to wisk you and your little one away for the week, traveling with toddlers can be a point of anxiety for parents.
Even if you are the over packer who lugs the super sized stroller, complete with the car seat, play matts, SPF beach tents, umbrellas and matching lounge chairs on the plane–no one is judging! (Well, maybe some folks are, and it would be likely that such a scene could result in looks, sighs and some off color comments–but the point is that you are heading on an adventure with your family and getting there is the toughest part!)
Do not let the tedious packing, panic over toddler tantrums or passengers’ perceived problems get in your way of a good time. If you can manage the mayhem of traveling with a toddler, then the vacationing part is well worth it! No one is going to pretend that planes, trains, delays, gear and melt downs (yours or your toddler’s) are not challenging…but vacationing (tot in tow) is a very rewarding and memorable experience that you (more often than not) will never regret.
Boston based Mom and Dad, Carin and Chris Moeder, provide a few tips for traveling with your tot. Continue reading for best practices on how they recommend managing (and enjoying) a trip with your munchkin. Continue Reading