Everything You Need For A Monsoon Road Trip With Your Toddler

Everything You Need For A Monsoon Road Trip With Your Toddler

14 Jul 2022 | 4 min Read

Sayani Basu

Author | 511 Articles

Rain-washed highways, a slight chill in the air and lush landscapes – there’s no debate that India is at its best during the monsoon season. After reeling through hot and sultry summer, rainy season in India is a spell of respite that is best celebrated with road trips.

The journey becomes more fun and exciting when you are travelling with your kids. At the same time, they need to be protected from diseases that are rampant during the rainy season. Keeping them in check while allowing them to have fun is a difficult balance to achieve. 

Here’s everything you need for a monsoon road trip while you’re holidaying with your toddler.

The Ultimate Packing List To Upgrade Your Monsoon Weekend Getaway With Your Toddler

Before you run out your door to embark upon your dream weekend monsoon getaway, make sure you’ve sorted out your packing carefully as there’s your toddler on board this time! Here are some of the essentials:

  1. Mosquito alert: Monsoons are the favourable times for mosquitoes to breed easily. Being the carriers of some of the most deadly diseases such as Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya, and Yellow Fever, parents always try to safeguard their babies from mosquitoes.
As monsoons are the favourable times for mosquitoes to breed easily, it is advisable to carry a mosquito repellent body spray for your toddler while travelling. | Image Source: pexels

Therefore, a mosquito repellent body spray is the most important things to carry while travelling with kids during monsoons.

  1. After bite roll-on: Apart from the hot and humid climate of India, the prolonged months of monsoon act as a boon for mosquitoes and other insects as it becomes easy for them to breed in stagnant water.

Therefore, you can keep an after bite toll-on handy when you are on a road trip with your toddler. It relieves the discomfort of redness, itching, and inflammation from insect bites.

  1. Full-length raincoat: A full-length raincoat to shield your toddler from the rain is a mandate while you are travelling with your little one.

Try to opt for a sturdy raincoat that has been crafted from breathable material and does not irritate your little one’s skin.

  1. Food watch: Your toddler might want to try the local food of the place you are vacationing at. But try to avoid it.

You should eat at a clean and hygienic restaurant. Contaminated food and water are a true rainy season hazard. The food can be a carrier of germs and monsoon-related diseases.

You can keep a tummy relief roll-on handy that will provide relief to discomfort from colic, gas, indigestion, and acid reflux.

  1. Water-proof footwear: When you are making travel plans during monsoon, you can opt for a pair of water-proof shoes for your little one.

This will enable kids to walk hassle-free and be comfortable while walking the difficult mountainous terrain.

If you plan for a monsoon hike/ trek with your little one, a waterproof will certainly be a saviour.

  1. Stock on full sleeves clothes: When travelling with your toddler, making him/ her wear long pants and full-sleeve T-Shirts will be a good idea.

This will prevent them from mosquitoes and other insects and will keep them warm from the slight chill that the monsoons bring with them.

  1. A hand sanitizer: A hand sanitizer has become the need of the hour. Using a hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of 70% lowers the number of germs on the hands to a safe level which is why it should always be your travel companion.
A hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of 70% lowers the number of germs on the hands to a safe level. | Image Source: freepik

While travelling, washing hands with soap and water is not always possible. But with a hand sanitizer, you need not worry as it lowers the risk of spreading infections.

Include all these in your bag and make the most of the beautiful green landscapes, spectacular wildlife, and the thrill of experiencing fresh rain along with your toddler.
Also Read: 7 Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Baby

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