Here are 5 of my top latest tips from my Instagram account. I post regularly on Instagram as it is often not only easier, but it also means I can post “in the moment” when the feeling and importance of certain tips are very raw and fresh!
Let me know your favorite tips!
Tip#1 – Bring stroller + carrier
T i p ! If you are traveling to Tokyo, I highly recommend bringing both your stroller and baby carrier. I guarantee you will use both! Tokyo trains are usually very busy and it can be hard to find a seat, so if you have a stroller and carrier it can give you more flexibility to keep your kids comfortable and happy 🙂
Tip#2 – Cosleep in Hotel
H o t e l T i p ! Do you cosleep with your kids, but worry they will fall off the big bed at the hotel while traveling? Here is our room at the Hilton Odaiba! We pulled the top mattress onto the floor and pushed it up against the other bed to create a barrier. The key is to ensure the kids won’t fall off, and if they do, that they won’t get stuck 😉 This was super comfortable and one of the best sleeps we had had in ages!
Tip#3 – Bring Spare Clothes
T i p ! You may notice the rather large blouse my son is wearing in this photo? We had a little “accident” in Ginza yesterday and mummy forgot to bring spare clothes (I brought shorts but forgot the t-shirts!), so I had to give him my blouse. Luckily I had a singlet underneath! If you are traveling with your kids make sure you bring spare clothes, and if you are really stuck you can always buy some new kids clothes in the department store!
Tip#4 – Catching plane with kids
Travel tip! One if my most popular Youtube videos is “How to survive a 9 hour flight with a toddler”. The biggest surprise for me when I first caught a plane with my kids is that they will NEVER sleep in the airport, even if it is their usual nap time. There is just too much activity and noise and bright lights. So what happens? They collapse as soon as the plane takes off! And me too. 😉 So if you’re catching a flight soon with your toddler, just remember to relax and enjoy the trip, as they will 99% of the time sleep well once they’re on the plane! This is a photo from our recent trip to Hokkaido 😉
Tip#5 – Bring a Travel Book for Tokyo
Are you traveling to Tokyo or live here with your baby? Make sure you get my travel guide eBook! I have received so much positive feedback from mums (and dads!) that the eBook gave them huge piece-of-mind to have it with them while traveling around Tokyo and truly helped them to enjoy their time here with the least stress and the most fun! If you are wondering what my eBook looks like, here it is! You can download it to your smartphone and save it on your device so you can access all the maps and the best baby-friendly locations in Tokyo. Over 250 locations in the Top 10 most baby-friendly spots (includes baby-friendly sightseeing, cafes, restaurants, parks, playgrounds, nursing rooms, shopping, as well as essential tips – Which train stations should I avoid with a stroller? What happens if my baby gets sick? Where can I find an English speaking paediatrician? Where can I buy diapers? Where can I buy baby food? And much more!), Plus interactive map of all the 250 locations, and essential baby terms translated into Japanese to make your time in Tokyo a whole lot easier. Perfect for families with newborn baby to 3 year old toddlers. Ask me if you have any questions!
What are your 5 favorite tips for traveling with your kids?
What is most important for making your family travels as smooth and stress-free as possible?
Please comment below or come on over to instagram! 🙂