Packing list for traveling with babies and toddlers

Packing Checklist for travel with Babies

The other day my son calculated that he spent more than a year of his life – of 11,5 years so far –traveling. He flew overseas 20 times, flew within the North America half a dozen times. I flew with 2 kids, a toddler and a baby, alone when my daughter was 6 months old and my son was 3. Countless road trips, camps, and mini getaways later packing … [Read more...]

Camping Packing Checklist (Printable)

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Camping season has started quite early for us. We had a great weekend camping, hiking and just resting at the camp. We prepared our camping packing checklist in advance and marked everything checked as we loaded the car. Then at the camp, we realized we forgot some few important items such as pillows and speakers, which we added to our … [Read more...]

Tips to avoid jet lag with children

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We have been traveling between Chicago and Istanbul with children every summer for the last nine years, six of which were with two children. I listed the method that help me and my children avoid jetlag traveling +8 hrs in time zones and back. I am very confident that these tips work, because we courageously book our return tickets to the day … [Read more...]

Geocaching: A Modern Day, Global Treasure Hunt

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Happy Earth Day! Last year, during summer, our local public library held a small workshop on geocaching. I’d heard about it from few parents but didn’t have time to research myself. We learned what geocaching is, downloaded the app and searched and found our very first cache during the workshop. It sounded really fun, mostly for kids but … [Read more...]

Fun activity ideas for long rides and flights

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We've completed yet another successful long flight to Aruba and back. I am quite experience in entertaining children in long flights and road trips, as you can read in this post titled, Preparing for long flights and trips with babies and young children. Good news is it gets easier, as attention span of children grows by age. Parents or caregiver … [Read more...]

Safety: Car safety for babies and children

According to the laws in USA, you must take your new born baby home from the hospital in a car seat. When travelling in a car, make sure you baby sits in the back seat in a car seat and make sure to fasten the seat belt.  Making excuses such as, car being too cluttered with baby seat, that the distance is too short, baby not liking the car seat … [Read more...]