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I’m used to traveling alone, and I’m used to traveling with my entire family. What I am not used to doing is traveling with just one of my children. My daughter though, she loves her ponies and she loves showing her ponies and this year, her and her ponies are headed to the AMHR Nationals show in Tulsa. Since hubby couldn’t get the time off of work and my son just started high school this last week and is busy with band, it’s just me and the little gal traveling for the first time ever and I want it to be a great trip.
I generally try to travel light but since I’m traveling with my little lady I need to be prepared for anything since it will be a long day of flying for both of us. As such, there are a few must have’s that I’m making sure to take along to make sure we make it through the day. Some for me, some for her, and all of it in an attempt to keep us happy and sane.
- A tablet (or laptop) – This is a must have because either my daughter will fall asleep and I’ll be able to get some work done, or she won’t fall asleep in which case a tablet or laptop loaded with movies and games is what will make everything okay on a long day filled with flights with not enough leg room and crowded airports. Also, be sure you don’t forget your charger – a dead battery can cause a pretty good experience to take a turn for the worse quick, fast, and in a hurry!
- Headphones – Those movies I mentioned, well as much as my 4 year old loves them, not everyone else on the airplane will feel the same way (including mom in some cases). Headphones makes sure everyone’s movie and gaming experience is enjoyable.
- Coloring Book & Crayons (or paper and pens) – As awesome as movies and games are, sometimes some old fashioned coloring is the best way there is to pass the time. I always throw in a notebook for myself too because I do some of my best thinking and come up with awesome blog post ideas when I’m flying so it’s a great time to just sit and free write.
- Change of Clothes – This is one of those better to be safe than sorry. Things happen, flights get missed, baggage gets lost, four year olds have accidents when the line to the bathroom is too long, so it’s just nice to know that if something doesn’t go quite right, we at least have that covered to get us by.
- Snacks / Gum / Candy – Because airplane food is expensive and that child that wanted nothing to do with breakfast at 4 am when you were making your way through security will suddenly be starving the minute you board the plane. Light snacks can also help with upset stomachs, or help to avoid them if you or your kiddo is prone to motion sickness at all. Of course we all know that chewing gum on take off and landing can help with your ears and the sudden change in pressure so it’s always a good idea to keep some handy in your travel bag.
- Dramamine® – We want a picture perfect vacation, but rarely does everything go as planned. When nausea sets in, in can ruin the trip for everyone! Without warning, an announcement of dizziness precedes a smelly mess all over the seat! The dream trip hits an abrupt and cringe-worthy halt. However, you don’t have to let motion sickness win!
Whether flying the family to watch your daughter show her ponies at Nationals (like we are next week) or driving across the State to the next big Marching Band competition (hello every weekend in October), you can make motion sickness a thing of the past and enjoy the journey as much as the destination! Dramamine® is something I’ve been using for myself for years. I don’t travel without it. And thank goodness, there is even Dramamine ® Non-Drowsy Naturals and Dramamine ® for Kids, formulated for children ages 2-12, so all of your motion sickness bases are covered. There are of course other methods out there to combat motion sickness, but they’re not always fast and they’re not always effective. Dramamine® goes straight to the source. Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals prevents and treats nausea and vomiting without the drowsy side effects because ginger of course! And thank goodness Dramamine® for Kids comes in a chewable grape flavor because that’s about the only flavor my daughter will consume…this week anyway. The travel case isn’t half bad either!
Before you head out on your next big adventure, be sure to grab this coupon and pick up your supply of Dramamine® for kids or adults. Now I have to ask, do you suffer from motion sickness? What’s your best (or worst) travel story involving motion sickness? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!