Traveling with children is not easy, we know that. Yet imagine traveling with children under the age of 5! That would even be harder, wouldn’t it? However, a lot of people have done it (and are doing it) so why can’t you? Here are a few tips to help you handle hotel rooms and your babies.
For starters, you have to make sure that the hotel you are going to has taken steps to consider the needs of and precautions for toddlers. If they haven’t, there isn’t really much that you can do to baby-proof the hotel room. So from the beginning, ask the hotel staff about such matters.
Next, you might want to bring along some essentials (aside from the milk and diapers). Safety aids such as outlet covers, latches, tape, rubber bands, and any other thing you may think of would be handy.
Once you arrive at the hotel, conduct an inspection before you get settled in. check under the bed, check the sofa, the drawers, etc. You do not want overlooked pins, pills, nails, or other similar things to be lying around for your baby to play with.
Some other things that you might want to check:
-Cords that can be yanked. Secure them with tape or place them in a location that cannot be reached by the baby.
-Sharp corners on furniture. You would not want your baby to hit his head on these corners if he accidentally trips. Cover them with washcloths (firmly taped) or move the furniture around if possible.
-Stairs, if any. Make sure that there is a protective railing so that the baby won’t accidentally fall.
[tags]family trip, baby safety, toddler safety, hotel rooms[/tags]