Essentials for Your Family Vacation Getaway

Summer’s almost over. Have you had a chance to hit the road? Adventures are a must, no matter the season or circumstance. After all, you get to experience and  learn so much when you travel.

The same is true for your kids. Taking children around the country and the world helps expose them to new sights, sounds, ideas, and more. Maybe they’ll even find something that develops into a life-long passion.

Still, as great as traveling with family is, we all know that it takes a lot of preparation and organization to pull off a seamless family vacation. That’s why we’re giving you tips on some of the best things to take with you, no matter where you’re headed.

1. Healthy Snacks

Let’s face it. Kids are always hungry! The same thing is true when you’re on the road, and those huge appetites don’t wait for anything. Do yourself a favor and pack some healthy snacks before you leave. That way you can save money and keep the kids happy.

While figuring out which snacks to bring, make sure to look for foods that boost dental health. Avoid sticky, sugary treats like dried fruit, and opt instead for soft nuts and nutrient-rich snacks like kale chips. That way you can promote good health while seeing the world.

2. Medical Supplies

This is an easy one to forget, but so important because a band-aid always makes everything better. Kids love to explore, which often means they wind up with scraped knees and bruised elbows. A first aid kit is a must to make sure these minor injuries are handled with care.

In case of an emergency, make sure to have your medical information with you. That includes your insurance card, if you have one, and a list of medications that you and every member of your family are taking.

Also be sure to keep a backup power bank and cord for your cell phone, just in case you have to call 9-1-1 on a low battery.

3. Dental Health Supplies

There is nothing worse than settling in after a long day of travel, unpacking, and discovering that you forgot your toothbrush! So make sure to pack your dental health supplies. That includes toothbrushes, floss pick brushes, toothpaste, and more.

Items that are designed for travel, like our Oral-in-One Floss Pick Brush, are great to slip into your carryon item, so you’re prepared for whatever lunch throws your way.

If you’re traveling with children who wear braces, also be sure to grab extra bands and wax, just in case. Keep the number of your child’s orthodontist on hand in case of any complications.

4. A Safety Plan

Traveling is essentially synonymous with being in busy areas. It’s easy for a child to get separated from their parents, especially while at theme parks or other exciting attractions.

Before you enter a new area, make sure to point out to your child who they can talk to for help. Identify airport staff, security officers, employees, and other helpful people. In the chance that your child does get separated from you, make sure they know your number or an emergency number by heart.

If you’re afraid that your child might forget a phone number, try purchasing lost child stickers or sewing a patch with the number into the hem of your child’s clothing. That way you’ll never have to worry about nerves getting in the way of reuniting you.

Traveling with your family can be an amazing experience, even though packing can be stressful. Above all else, make sure to slow down and enjoy the time spent together. After all, that’s how memories are made.