Kid Schlepping

Moving around or traveling with kids is both easier and harder than one hears. Easier because you don’t need that much stuff. Harder because the stuff you need, you really do need.

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Ep-61 Kid SchleppingLife Admin
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Moving around or traveling with kids is both easier and harder than one hears. Easier because you don’t need that much stuff. Harder because the stuff you need, you really do need. Also, kids like routine, so a daily walk is easy while a week long trip to somewhere not home, isn’t.

 

Daily Errands and such

  • Where do you live and what kind of daily running about do you do?

    • public transport city? Strollers matter; Otherwise cars

    • out and about every day? Scheduling—and limiting—that matters. 

    • Essential items: diapers, snack, cleanup options

    • Limits: not so many with a bucket car seat, 2 stops when you have to get kiddo out of car seat

    • Think about carrying logistics

 

Planes and Trains

  • Age of kid? 

    • 0-6 months, pretty easy, especially early on but also less advisable, germ wise.

    • 6 months (mobile kid)-3 years: avoid unnecessary travel. Set expectations for necessary travel. 

      • Teaching your child the rules while not expecting success, at all.  

    • 3-5 years: increasingly doable

    • Essential items: again fewer things than you think. 

      • Be ready with snacks. 

      • Have a lovey

      • cleanup stuff

      • change of clothes (for you, too)

    • Distractions

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