If you’ve been a happy traveler most of your adult life having children can throw a bit of a complication into the mix. It isn’t so easy to pack a suitcase or backpack and head off at a moment’s notice when you have little ones to think about. We always hear that babies and toddlers thrive on routine, so how can you square that with a life of travel and adventure?
Contrary to popular belief, you can see the world with a child or two in tow. Nowadays many families explore exotic destinations, or even live on the road with their children. As a parenting instructor, and mother who has lived and traveled abroad for the last ten years, I know that travelling and parenting are perfectly compatible. Here’s how you can do it too.
First of all, it’s important to recognize that there is something that your child thrives on much more than routine, and that’s their connection to you.
With the scenery constantly changing, you are your child’s constant. Carrying them in a sling, or backpack when they’re little can help them feel secure and safe, where all around them sights and sounds are changing. It also helps them to be adaptable falling asleep wherever and whenever you are.