Tips for Travelling at Christmas
Where will you be spending Christmas this year? Some of us may opt to either get away from it all with a spot of winter sun ( are we jealous? YES!) but many tend to stay a little closer to home, with a few overnight breaks dotted in here and there to accommodate family. Whether you're headed far and wide, or whether you're booked in at the in-laws this year, there's no denying you're going to need to get organised. Here are our top three tips for travelling at Christmas.
Make a list, and check it twice...
This time of year, there's SO MUCH to remember. If you don't write it down, you're going to forget, so make this the first and most important tip you take away from this post. When you go away at Christmas, even if only for just one night, you need to remember at least the following:
- Clothes for you
- Clothes for baby
- Toiletries for you
- Toiletries for baby
- Nappies, wipes and feeding equipment
- First aid kit
- Sterlising equipment
- Comforters and blankets
- Christmas presents
- Christmas cards
- Letters to Santa/ mince pies and carrots for Christmas Eve
- Sellotape and wrapping paper (unless you're super organised and have already wrapped...)
And this list may go on and on. You travel with more stuff than ever when kids are involved, so get used to it.
Take some home comforts with you
Lots of kids can find it hard to settle down for sleep at Christmas, and especially if you're in a strange place. Likewise, younger babies can pick up on changes in atmosphere, so its a really good idea to make this as 'homely' as you can. Make sure you bring along your little one's favourite toys, blankets and comforters so that when it comes to settling down for the night, things are as calm and relaxed as possible. Don't forget your *NEW* 'The Cuddle' hands-free bath towel for peaceful, more relaxed baby bathtimes. (available now in South Africa) www.cinnamonsue.co.za
Shop smart for gifts
Ditch the plastic. Our beautiful towels are 100% plastic free with recyclable packaging and they're truly gifts that last too.
For gifts such as books, clothing and smaller toys that are going to last the trip away- wooden toys, cuddle toys & soft toys always trump over plastic for longevity and are more likely to make journey in one piece.
'The Cuddle' is the sister product to Cuddledry's multi-award winning handsfree towel. The Cuddle has all the same features, but with a lighter finish for more compact packing and makes a great travel companion any time of the year.
So, are you ready? Get your list written, and start planning now!