Traveling with kids

This post is sponsored by Carter’s, however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

 

I declare 2017 the year where I experience more in terms of travel with my family, hubby and I are all about giving our daughters experiences and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Some of my fondest memories as a child were created while traveling with my folks and siblings, mind you our travels were a little extravagant thanks to our diplomatic status at the time, and although we don’t plan on globetrotting around the world any time soon, I find joy in expanding their horizons even if it means boarding a plane to the city that never sleeps or eating beignets in a NOLA cafe.

That being said, Spring ( also known as travel season for most parents) is right around the corner and in a few weeks we’ll be heading North to visit family and friends.

If you’ve ever travelled with kids, you know first hand how organized one must be, especially if traveling with toddlers.

I remember my traveling with Neriah for the first time, I had packed everything but the kitchen sink and only ended up using a third of the items I packed.

Thankfully, I’ve mastered the art of packing ( yes, it is an art) and I’m going to share some of my tricks with you below.

i) PLAN

This one may seem like a no brainer, but bear with me , I’m going somewhere with this.

I once was an over packer. A ” let me pack this just in case” mom! I never planned outfits for the girls! I would throw everything in a bag and “figure it out” once we got to our destination. The problem with that is you find yourself with a ton of unnecessary mismatched outfits that you could have done without. This is where Carter’s comes in! I love that they offer a wide variety of easy sets! Micah is wearing one of them pictured above! It saves times and she looks cute!

ii) Mix and Match

I like to mix and match, I will often pack interchangeable pieces! For instance the leggings that may come with a set can easily be paired with another tunic/top that might have came with another. Doing so enables you to pack less but do more.

iii) Weather

We travel to Canada a lot and the weather is quite, unpredictable! I make sure to alway pack a few parkas sweaters just in case. If you’re destination consists of fun in the sun, you may want to get your hands on Carter’s swimsuits and/or swim trunks, all of their swimwear include UPF 50.

That’s all I’ve got for now!

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Here’s to hoping that my tips were somewhat helpful and that you can put them to good use.

And if you’re not traveling anytime soon, get your littles Spring/Easter ready; Carter’s  got a ton of everyday essentials!

Check out this link and this one  and the coupon below for a discount!

Traveling with kids soon? Share some of your tips below!

Until next time.

photos by : Chuck Olu -Alabi

 

 

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