Travel is one of the best gifts parents can give their children. But any parent can attest that it's not easy to go on a boat or plane ride with an infant or a toddler—imagine your baby crying or your tot throwing a tantrum in the middle of an hours-long flight!
Nonetheless, the pros outweigh the cons, and many parents have braved the experience and lived to tell the tale. It's not so bad if you follow these tips from these hands-on celebrity moms.
Sarah Lahbati has gone to a lot of places with her older son Zion Gutierrez. Now that second-born Kai has arrived, travelling has become even more challenging. The mom of two was lucky to have help, but still she tries to pack light and keep their itinerary open. (Read more of her tips on her blog.)
Cebu-based model/blogger Divine Lee Go recently took her two-month-old son Baz to Manila, and she said he was "super bait" on the plane. Younger babies usually don't make a fuss as long as you make sure they are well fed, or asleep!
Because she can breastfeed anywhere, anytime,Isabelle Daza doesn't have to bring baby bottles or sterilizersfor son Baltie Semblat. Breastfeeding is an effective way to soothe baby when he gets fussy.
Bea Soriano-Dee knows how it's like to have to carry a baby while touring the sites, so she uses a trusted carrier, which always comes in handy. Many moms who travel with their kids a lot also invest in a sturdy stroller.
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Patty Laurel shared how she intends to keep everything organized during travel: her new family passport holder. Using personalized travel bags and packing cubes also help.
Recently, Cristine Reyes Khatibi traveled to Hong Kong with daughter Amarah, and to make sure the little one never goes hungry, she always brings snacks. You'll never know when your tot will ask for it. Just don't pack snacks that are high in sugar content to avoid sugar overload.
Scarlet Snow Belo has been to London, Japan, Singapore, Paris and more, and her favorite stuffed toy always keeps her company. When you're away from home, don't forget to bring your child's comfort item, and toys to help entertain them in long rides and flights.
Take photos! They don't have to be fancy, as long as everyone is in it! Jerika Ejercito's picture of her and her husband Miguel Aguilar on the plane with three happy young kids marked their first travel adventure with twins Michael and Daniel, who were born on January 18 this year.