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  • LOOK: Iya, Drew Arellano and Kids Go To Family's First Trip To Boracay

    "I struggled with getting the kids out of the swimming pool on our last day."
    by Angela Baylon .
LOOK: Iya, Drew Arellano and Kids Go To Family's First Trip To Boracay
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  • Celebrity couple Iya Villania and Drew Arellano marked a family milestone as they took their three kids on their first-ever trip to Boracay. It was also the first time the parents rode the plane with Primo, Leon, and Alana (and their baby on the way).

    The expecting mom took to Instagram to share some snaps from their latest family bonding. Among the photos she posted is of hers flaunting her growing belly in colorful swimwear.

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    The three little Arellanos also wore matching beach outfits. Unfortunately, Iya "failed to get a matchy matchy pic with the boys." She adds, "This mothering with matching outfits is hard ah!" For sure, many moms would share the same sentiments! LOL!

    READ: Where to buy matching swimwear for the whole family

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    Meanwhile, Drew could not help but air his frustration for being left out of the whole twinning situation. "I love you... But why didn't I get the matching trunks?" Drew quipped in the comment section. "Naka-add to cart na po," Iya responded. Cutie couple!

    READ: Benefits of going to family beach trips

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    Parents' struggles when travelling with kids

    The soon-to-be mom of four also shared  a couple of struggles she encountered during their family beach trip, which many other moms and dads would find relatable.

    For one, she said she struggled taking photos. The ideal scenario is to have your family moments during a trip immortalized in photos. However, the reality is that in between getting the kids dressed, keeping an eye on them, and reaching for things in your big mommy bag, taking photos is no longer a priority.

    Besides, it's always better to live in the moment and make the most out of the time you spend with your family!

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    By the end of their Bora trip, Iya also experienced a common struggle when a family goes on a beach or pool trip. "Struggled with the family pix [sic] as much as I struggled with getting the kids out of the swimming pool on our last day," she said.

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    Overall, Iya gave a thumbs up on their first Boracay experience. "But what a wonderful first trip to Bora for Team Arellano! First time to fly with 3 kids!" she shared.

    As a final review, Iya has to this say: "What I loved most? The pools that are friendly for all ages! A winner for those with smaller kids!"

    READ: 13 safety tips when swimming in the pool

    Tips when flying with kids

    In our online community, Smart Parenting Village, many enlist the help of other moms and dads on various parenting topics like travel.

    In a previous post, a first-time mom asked fellow parents what to prepare to keep their toddler calm and relaxed during a flight. Here are some of the answers of our villagers:

    • Snacks, water, and sugar-free candies
    • Videos downloaded from YouTube, and also headphones or earphones
    • Toys they have not played with yet
    • Coloring, activity, or sticker books that are still unopened
    • Paper and crayons
    • Blankets and stuffed toys
    • Extra set of clothes
    • Wet wipes


    Read more tips for your toddler's first plane ride here.

    Do you have other tips to ensure a smooth flight for toddlers? Share them in the comments section below!

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