When you’re traveling with your toddler, it’s best to pack your sense of humor before anything else. Whether you are trekking by plane, train, or automobile, it’s important to set your family up for success. Heck, my toddlers get cranky when they’re strapped in their carseats for the five-minute ride to the grocery store, never mind prolonged periods in spaces that don’t come with the promise of a race-car-shaped shopping cart at the end of them. If you have the resolve to travel with your young family, I commend you, brave soul. I suggest starting by hoping for the best, expecting the unexpected, and knowing that you will get there in one piece (and very ready for a vacation).
Once you’re in the right mindset, rest assured that there are plenty of other ways you can prep for toddler travels besides mental preparation. To prove it, we’ve teamed up with The Pout Pout The Fish, Far, Far From Home to bring you helpful tips for traveling with your toddler, and take it from me — the Pout Pout books recently saved my life as a mom of two boys under 4 years old on a flight to Florida. We hope these tips come in handy as you break away from the day-to-day, and venture off with your little ones. Start reading, and start packing, mama!