What medicines do you travel with?
Mama always had aspirin, Pepto, Band-Aids, Neosporin, aloe packets, hand sanitizer and sunblock.
EVERYTHING! Children’s Advil, children’s Tylenol, children’s Benadryl, cough meds—am and pm—eye drops, diaper rash cream, Vicks Vapor Rub, sunblock and lots of Neosporin … and Kleenex. Never fails, on every trip, I find myself running out to Walgreens at midnight for something for the kiddos—so I take it all!
Nothing, if I know we are going to have a pharmacy nearby. If it’s out of the country, I take Tylenol, Motrin, and my daughter’s inhaler.
Water bottles are a must!
What snacks do you take with you on long trips?
Goldfish, raisins, crackers, suckers, pretzels, Cheerios, dried fruit, juice boxes and a ring pop in case of emergency.
I always start out with the best intentions of bringing along healthy snacks. But it never fails, we always end up with a bag of something bad from the roadside Stuckeys!
M&M’s are a must. We also take crackers, chips, cookies, etc. Wow! I guess lots of junk.
Name your favorite family vacation spots.
At this age, the beach because you don’t feel like you have to stay all day, and you can go back to the condo for naps. Or go to anywhere there’s family, so they can HELP!
The mountains. We’ve been skiing with our kids since they could practically walk. Our favorite is Beaver Creek. Very kid friendly.
Our lake house in Pickwick. It’s the best memory-making getaway for our family. Late night card games, cookouts, sunburns and total exhaustion from a long day of tubing and skiing behind the boat. I tell all my friends, even if you don’t have a place, take ours or go rent one. But you must take a long weekend away to a cabin or lake house.
DisneyWorld of course. Manhattan Beach in California is great, and it is close to DisneyLand. Destin is fabulous.
What are your Disney World dos and don’ts?
We went last August and I was 10 weeks pregnant. I was definitely worn out at the end of the day but it was worth it. There is so much to do and see that I personally would not take a child under 3 years old.
Allow time for afternoon rests/napping. For mom and dad as well as the children. And try not to over schedule your days. You might not get to see everything but at least you’ll have good memories of what you did see.
Make sure your children are tall enough. Stay at one of the resorts.
Well, there you have it. Hope these snippets of wise advice and personal reflections help in some way. Whatever you plan, have fun. And don’t forget to send us your stories and photos!
- The Girls at Itty Bitty Bella