PRACTICAL TIPS

Time Out Malaysia Kids - - Travelling With Kids 101 -

• The choice of travel toys is very im­por­tant. This is the dif­fer­ence be­tween hav­ing a calm car trip or one where you won­der why you ever had kids. Mag­netic puz­zles, cloth books and au­dio books are good op­tions. • Elec­tronic de­vices may be the bane of our lives but when you’re stuck in a car with an­other four hours of drive time, you’ll be throw­ing them at the kids and let­ting them stay on for as long as they want. Load up on your kid’s favourite movies, games and pro­grammes and be sure to pack extra head­phones. • If there are two adults, one of you can oc­ca­sion­ally move to the back to keep the kids com­pany, es­pe­cially if they’re ba­bies and tod­dlers. • Kids will cry, whine, bicker, moan and even scream. It’s what they do when strapped into their car seats for more than 30 min­utes. And, no mat­ter how many crack­ers, toys or favourite nurs­ery rhymes you of­fer, there will come a point when all you can do is leave them to it. They’ll even­tu­ally fall asleep leav­ing you with frayed nerves, but the si­lence is worth it.

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