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Roundup: Holiday Travel Tips for Parents

by Shelly Rivoli
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holiday travel tips for parents

Next week begins the busy holiday travel season–are you ready? I’ve put together a list of links to my holiday travel tips, reminders, and checklists to help as you gear up for your family’s travels wherever you may roam now… through New Year’s Day. Wishing all my U.S. readers a very happy Thanksgiving next week and safe travels to you all.

holiday travel tips for parents

1. Use the Ultimate Holiday Travel with Kids Checklist as you count down to travel!

2. Read Three tips for happier Thanksgiving (and holiday) vacations with a baby or toddler

3. Watch me discuss Childproofing for holiday travel.


9. Driving? Remember these Three favorite pit stops for a family road trip in crummy weather.

7. And before driving, revisit the Roadtrip Emergency Checklist (with printable).

8. Flying? Don’t forget these Three ways to keep your toddler from kicking the airplane seat.

6. And before flying, remember to 3-1-1 your child’s travel kit for the carry-on bag.

5. Read Important tips to keep kids safe from accidental ingestion of medications during travel.


4. Watch my  Tips to help protect your baby from cold & flu during winter travel:

10. Make sure your Take-Along Travels with Baby pocket guide is in your glove box or diaper bag (or Kindle or Nook!).


travels with baby book coverAlso, if you’ll be holiday guests in someone else’s home, be sure to read “Staying Safe and Sane with Friends and Family” in Chapter 3 of Travels with Baby: The Ultimate Guide for Planning Travel with Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler. 

<– PSSST! This book makes a GREAT gift! 😀


For more help preparing for your family’s trip, follow these links to travel tips on Flying with Babies and Toddlers, Road Trips with Babies and Toddlers (and travel with car seats),  and other FAQs and Popular topics for traveling with babies and young children.

holiday travel tips for parents

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More tips and advice are on the way! For help for planning travel of every kind–with babies and children of every temperament–in Travels with Baby: The Ultimate Guide for Planning Travel with Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler.

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Safe journeys,

Shelly Rivoli, author of the award-winning Travels with Baby and Take-Along Travels with Baby guidebooks

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