#momathon2#newbie ;Tips for travelling with kids My son was 6 months plus when we traveled for the first time. While on road I was comfortable since he used to take my feed. Less fussy and vulnerable. But as we entered the hotel, my daily routine started. I had carried fruits, cerelac, his biscuits. I have loads of stuff to do. Packing the smallest and forgetting the most important things when on travel is my trait. So many things go on in my mind. So I like to keep meals short and simple. When you travel you cannot feed your fussy eater for an hour as done at home. So the best travel food tip with kids is to carry food items which they would consume easily without throwing Tantrums. Prepare and carry what they like a small packet of jam, butter you get these small sachet boxes, cheese spread, bread, Sheera, husk, biscuits, banana carry raw and ripe both, Apple,cerelac, tetra pack milk, non-cream cakes and muffins, homemade light dry snacks which kids can eat like banana chips, Chakri , ladoos, dry fruits, cheese cubes etc.Do not give raw food like salads. One can always give restaurant food which is cooked.;Dosa, Idli, Upma, Poha, Sheera, Khichdi, Daal and Steamed rice, Omlette, Boiled eggs are some of the best options one can choose. Opt for restaurants which serve these child friendly dishes. Always purchase mineral water. Whenever we have travelled with my son, I have always carried atleast 2 bottles of boiled water. And then continued with mineral water. Never feed your child immediately before travelling. Some kids get nausea.
Give enough breaks in between. Never force them to eat. While travelling people usually have less of water. But let’s not do that with kids. They need to be kept well hydrated and so do we. I avoid feeding my child in public. If you are going to visit locally then make your child eat before leaving the hotel room. Carry some dry snacks along.Never try a new food for your baby while travelling. If your child is allergic to certain foods do not feed the same.Carry props like books, small handy toys, crayons, etc. To keep children occupied. This will help them eat and allow you to enjoy.Always ask the restaurants what they have for kids.Just don’t overfeed your kids.Wherever you are, clean yours and kids hands with soap and water/wipes/sanitizer before munching anything to keep away from germs. I always feel that a small effort can make a lot of difference in feeding kids whether indoors or outdoors. Patience and sensible planning is all what we need. Rather than a routine make it more fun-filled experience for yourself and your kids.
07 Feb 2018