June 1, 2020
Due to travel restrictions, plans are only available with travel dates on or after
Due to travel restrictions, plans are only available with effective start dates on or after
Ukraine; Belarus; Moldova, Republic of; (North) Korea, Democratic People's Rep; Russian Federation
Israel; Jamaica; Republic of Ireland; Northern Ireland;
We completely understand: it’s tough traveling with toddlers. It can even be daunting moving from one room to another in your own home, depending on their mood — and yours, too. But your young child deserves to see the world, and you deserve to escape your backyard.
We’re here to help you devise and execute a practical game plan for getting all the stuff you and your toddler need to feel safe, comfortable — and even have fun — on your next trip.
Be sure to use this list as a primer, making additions and subtractions as you see fit. And if all goes well, you’ll have more than one moment when you and your family are relaxed and enjoying your time away, making all the hard work totally worth it.
Here are suggestions on what to pack when traveling with toddlers:
These are the items that are important to bring when traveling with toddlers no matter the destination, whether you’re headed away for the weekend to visit the grandparents or headed halfway around the world for a once-in-a-lifetime family reunion.
“Do I need travel insurance for my baby/child?” That’s a question we hear all the time. At first, it might seem like the answer is no. Your toddler isn’t paying for the vacation. Your toddler doesn’t have valuable items in their suitcase (aside from their stuffed Bluey).
Nevertheless, it’s really important to have travel insurance to protect your young child, especially if you’re traveling overseas where U.S. health insurance plans aren’t accepted. It’s an easy decision, because children 17 and under are covered for free when traveling with a parent or grandparent when you purchase the OneTrip Prime or OneTrip Premier plan.
Getting travel insurance for your toddler means:
Traveling with toddlers means escaping your (and their) comfort zone, so do what you can to make your home away from home as safe as possible.
Maybe you’re fortunate to have an adventurous eater, and your toddler gladly eats dishes from around the globe. Or you’re like the rest of us, which means you have to pack more food to keep your picky eater happy.
It’s tough to play during a long car ride or plane trip, but by packing a few favorite distractions and planning plenty of play breaks, you can keep your toddler happy. And if that doesn’t work, you can always buy something bright, shiny and new from the truck stop or airport gift shop.
Traveling with toddlers on the high seas or in a beachfront rental can require a few extra items. But it’s a small price to pay for fun in the sun with your favorite people.