5 THINGS YOU NEED TO CHECK BEFORE YOU BOOK A FLIGHT

1. Do you need a transfer and change planes? If yes, how long do you have between flights? How big is the transfer airport?
Check the gates of your arrival and new departure – if you have enough time to catch your next plane. On the airport website find the map of the airport and try to calculate the time you need for transit. Some airport websites also have calculated time already; you just need to check it. According to the time needed, decide, if this is suitable and manageable for you (and especially your child) to handle.

7 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU BOOK NEXT FAMILY HOLIDAY

1. Are there children playing areas?

When we are looking for our next destination, the children playground areas are one of “must have destination” issues. It of course depends of the child’s age. Most children like to play and most also like the company. With socializing on the playground, you help your child to set the fundamentals for further ability to make a contact with another child or latter, other people. And it is true, a playground is also a very sociable place for parents – you have the opportunity to meet new people and you never know when you meet somebody interesting, maybe a new business partner or just a very good friend.

GAMES TO PLAY WITH YOUR CHILD ON A PLANE or IN A CAR – WITHOUT HAVING EXTRA EXPENSES FOR THE TOYS …

Here are some games we play and help us “kill the time” on a plane or in a car, suitable for younger children:
• Games with hands
Rock, paper, scissors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock-paper-scissors
• Games with letters
Who can remember any fruit on the letter A, B, C,……….
Who can remember any vegetable on the letter A, B, C, ….
Who can remember “anything you define” on the letter, A, B, C, …..Z
Who can count how many letters A are in the word Potato,….
Who can count how many letters X are in the word X

SAFETY IN THE CAR

The safety of YOU and YOUR CHILD is very important, therefore I recommend you that always you are driving a car and your babies or children are with you, you follow these “rules”:

1. ALWAYS, but really ALWAYS have your eyes on the road. If child loses his/her toys and are screaming and crying – DO NOT EVER TRY TO PICK UP THE TOY WHILE YOU ARE DRIVING. That could be dangerous for YOU and YOUR CHILD – the second of not paying attention and the accident could be here. There were so many stories that mom or dad was picking up a toy while driving and the second after there was a car accident – the child survived, but the parent died. You will be no use to your child dead!!!

DOES YOUR CHILD OFTEN HAVE MOTION SICKNESS?

Here are a few things that could help:
•avoid large heavy meal at least one hour before the drive,
•have in the car some light snacks or just bread (as much as it sounds strange, but only chewing bread helped us),
•have with you a lot of water,
•try to avoid huge activities before the drive,
•if you have longer drive, try to plan it over the night when you child can sleep,
•if nothing helps, have with you enough bags, if you will not have the possibility to stop the car safely.