Guest poster Sarah Ruttan returns to share her top 10 tips for traveling abroad with young kids.
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Guest poster Sarah Ruttan on traveling with kids: "I’ve come to believe that this same idea is true for travel. Sure, we could stay close to home for the first few years. Everyone would sleep more, and lots of potential public meltdowns could be avoided. Yet, we’d be missing something along the way. Those early family trips build our family culture – they give us an opportunity to begin to teach our kids about the world around us, even if in small ways on local outings. Great moments – and memorable family stories – come from these journeys."
Mealtime is also a great time to explore the tastes and textures of foods. We’ve been having a lot of fun with this lately. I pull the high chair up to the counter so that BabyC can watch me prepare food. Fruits have proven to be the most exciting. Try handing your baby a fresh peach, a kiwi fruit, or even plopping a whole cantaloupe on her tray. Let her smell it and feel the texture of the skin. When I put the cantaloupe in front of BabyC, she was clearly impressed with the weight of it. She tried to pick it up with both hands, but it was too heavy for her. She looked up at me inquisitively, and I agreed with her, “That is a very heavy cantaloupe, isn’t it?”