When it comes to travel, health cards and personal records are crucial. Make a bunch of copies of your kids' passport information, health cards and birth certificates so you have more than one on hand should anything go missing.
When you arrive at your hotel, be sure to do a quick inspection of the room for any hazards. Get down low and scan for small objects hat may be choking hazards. Even better: call the hotel in advance and ask if they have a baby proofing service to save you the trouble.
Always have a baby first-aid kit on hand that includes the basics you'd need for wherever you're travelling to: bandages, wipes, Polysporin, sunscreen, etc. Whenever possible, get travel sizes of items to avoid too much bulk. Package it up in a colourful kids' lunch box so it stands out.
Double Up on It
Consider having a spare car-seat base for your infant seat. It's useful to have in a pinch if the designated car is not available in emergencies, and you need another car to transport your baby. Keep your baby safe with these tips from Sears on purchasing car seats and safe installation.
Even after you've safely secured your car seat in your vehicle, always do a monthly (or more frequent) check to make sure it is still stable—with so much jostling around getting kids in and out of the car, it's easy for things to get loose. Keep your baby safe with these tips from Sears on purchasing car seats and safe installation.