Our six secrets for stress-free travel with children

Our six secrets for stress-free travel with children

Travelling with children can be stressful, especially on long road trips or if you're stuck in an airport. I've travelled long distances with my daughters since they were six weeks old and we have certainly had our fair share of meltdowns - admittedly, I've had my moments too - but it never ceases to amaze me that at least one fellow passenger comments every time about how relaxed we all seem to be. But with help from experts like Dr. Pamela Smith, ND and lifestyle and wellness expert and nutrition coach, Michal Ofer, and the Moms at Calmmother I know we're in good hands.

Here are our top six tips to help make traveling with children stress-free regardless of whether you're on a road trip or an airplane with a newborn or a five year old (or both!).

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5 important tips for maintaining health while traveling

5 important tips for maintaining health while traveling

Traveling, whether during the summer or winter months, can take its toll on our immune system. Even an expected fun-filled family vacation can be a bit stressful which can leave our immune systems vulnerable to pathogens in the environment. In practice, I have found this time of year a busy season for colds and flu’s; families are just as run down now as they are in the wintertime with activity changes, eating patterns shifting, and later bedtimes. 

Below are five tips to ensure you and your family stay healthy this summer.

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Packing checklist for babies, toddlers and kids (and parents too!)

Packing checklist for babies, toddlers and kids (and parents too!)

I've grown so accustomed to packing for myself and the kids when I travel (which is a ton of work!) that I'm always surprised to only have one piece of luggage to check-in and one carry-on when I travel by myself. I went on a much needed girls trip last weekend and was pleased to find that my suitcase wasn't overweight from the extra kid stuff - even on the flight back, despite my shopping indulgences (and mother's guilt for being away).

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