Traveling with a Young Child

Traveling with a young child can be challenging, the following tips might make your trip more successful!

Pack an emergency bag

  • Tylenol and/or motrin (include our dosing sheet- printable off of our website)
  • Benadryl
  • Bug spray
  • 1% Hydrocortisone cream (for insect bites)
  • Any medications your child takes on a regular basis.
  • A basic first aid kit with tweezers, bandaids, antiseptic wipes, and gauze pads will handle most common injuries.

If you have a special needs child or a child with multiple medical issues, include a one page summary with the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of birth,
  • Medical history (asthma, allergies),
  • Medications taken and doses
  • Any allergies to medications or foods,
  • Your contact numbers,
  • Our phone number (770-995-0823)
  • A copy of your insurance card,
  • Any other pertinent information health care providers might need.

If flying, most children will have difficulties during takeoff and landing. For infants and toddlers, have them drink during these times to help equalize their ears. A dose of tylenol or motrin one hour prior to takeoff can help with this pain as well. Pack games, books, distractors, and lots of energy for the parents!

When leaving your hotel for home, don’t forget to double check for that favorite stuffed animal or blanket! It will save you a long car or plane flight home (and rarely can they be recovered from hotel laundry.)



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