12 Items to Keep Kids Healthy When Travelling

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Travelling with kids is one of the greatest ways of building strong bonds and unforgettable memories. However, it comes with various stresses. We came up with this list of items to keep kids healthy When travelling as a way help parents be prepared when travelling with your little ones.

Items to keep kids healthy when travelling

Monkey bandages for kids - Items to Keep Kids Healthy When Travelling1. Bandaids

Cuts! We all get them. Make boo-boos better instantly by ensuring you have a few (a lot if you have toddlers) band-aids in your med-kit.

Gravol for kids - Items to Keep Kids Healthy When Travelling 2. Anti-nausea, anti-vomiting medication

It’s hard not to feel terrible for any kid dealing with an upset stomach.  It’s also just awful having to deal with vomiting kids when you’re stuck in an airplane or car for a long ride. Bringing along anti-nausea medication will ensure you’re prepared for the worst of the worst. Flying with an upset stomach is no fun, and if you’re throwing up it’s can be worse for all involved.

Childrens Tylenol - Items to Keep Kids Healthy When Travelling3. Children’s or infant acetaminophen or other pain and fever medicine

Be prepared for fevers, ear-aches or other aches or pains by making sure you pack the appropriate pain and fever medication when travelling.  The bottles are small and easy to pack and you should make sure you have it with you at all times.

Don’t forget to bring an adult one as well, because taking care of kids is never fun when you’re sick.

 Childrens Antiseptic Neosporin - Items to Keep Kids Healthy When Travelling4. Antibiotic or antiseptic ointment

When you’re travelling it is extra important to ensure that you keep any nicks and scratches clean. Have a tube of antiseptic cream with you to keep infections at bay.

Cottonelle wet wipes - Items to Keep Kids Healthy When Travelling5. Flushable wipes

Accidents happen, sometimes they’re small and sometimes their stinky.  Be prepared with some flushable wipes that will help in any situation.

Burts Bees Lip Balm - Items to Keep Kids Healthy When Travelling6. Lip balm

Chapped lips aren’t the end of the world, but they can make for some cranky kids. Kids love putting on lip balm, and it’s a great way to keep their kissers soft and protected from the sun. Make sure to use a brand that has a high SPF rating to avoid unwanted sunburns!

Childrens Claritin - Items to Keep Kids Healthy When Travelling7. Allergy medication

Sometimes you don’t know if you’re allergic to something until you’re introduced to it for the first time. Even if you or your child don’t suffer from any known allergies, bring some  allergy medication along with you just in case.

Children's decongestant - Items to Keep Kids Healthy When Travelling8. Nasal decongestant

Sinus problems are the worst. Stuffy noses suck.  These crappy symptoms can become almost unbearable when you’re flying.  Make sure to travel with a quality decongestant spray.  Ask your pharmacist for their recommendations on the best brands for your family.

Cute packages of childrens hand sanitizer - Items to Keep Kids Healthy When Travelling9. Hand-sanitizing gel

Small vials of hand-sanitizer are crucial when travelling. You never know what your kids will get into or what animals they may decide to befriend. Keep a small vial at the ready for you and your kids.

Healthy childrens snacks - Items to Keep Kids Healthy When Travelling10. Snacks

Hanger sucks.  Kids with hanger suck.  Make sure you have snacks on you always to help you ward off evil whenever hunger rears its ugly head.  Granola bars, pretzels and fruit chips make for easy to pack treats that will help you make it until meal-time.

A change of children's clothes in a ziplock bag - Items to Keep Kids Healthy When Travelling11. A change of clothes

Spills and accidents happen.  One of the key items to keep kids healthy when travelling is a large ziplock bag with a change of clothes for the kiddos so you don’t have to haul a mud-covered toddler around with you wherever you go.

Deuter Backpack - Items to Keep Kids Healthy When Travelling12. A good daypack with a hydration pack

A good day pack will help you keep all these things available without having to lug around awkward shoulder bags or purses, leaving your arms free to help with big steps or to take pictures. It’s incredibly important to stay hydrated while travelling, many good daypacks also come with hydration packs that make carrying water incredibly easy.

There is no end to the things that people like to have with them when they travel. If you have your own items to keep kids healthy when traveling, drop us a note in the comments section below to let us know and we can add it to future lists!

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Kevin Wagar is a professional traveler and family travel expert living in the Greater Toronto Area. His beautiful wife Christina impressed on him her love of travel and they have made exploring the world an integral part of their life. With the birth of their two boys, Kevin and Christina have made it their mission to show others that traveling with children isn't as scary as it sounds and that kids can benefit from experiencing the world outside of their front door and beyond.

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  1. Sound advice and packing list if you have kids traveling with you. But come to think of it, most of the stuff applies for adults too.

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