My two-year-old daughter is my number one traveling companion. Needless to say, she and I have both had to learn a lot about traveling and what it takes. It’s been a challenge and one that is undoubtedly worth it.
Here are the 6 uncomfortable truths about traveling with a toddler.
1. It’s kind of scary.
Travelling with a toddler(s) adds a whole new level of stress and dimensions of fear to travel. Despite the fact that toddlers are usually under 3’ tall, can’t read and have their shoes on the wrong feet, they are fast and sneaky. Going to new places, getting on new forms of public transport, and navigating strangers is unnerving not only to you but also your little one. Also, one of the most difficult elements about traveling with someone so young is that they cannot communicate. If they get ill, have allergies, you name it — you need to learn to read the signs under very unusual circumstances. Personally, I think it makes your toddler and yourself stronger emotionally, physically, and strengthens your bond.