Holiday Hacks

The festive season is upon us and for many of us that means a break from our everyday routine. Whether you take leave from work, have your little ones at home full time, go away on holiday or have your partner around more – the holidays are usually about more togetherness.

While it’s always good to have more time with the people we love, the holidays are not without its own set of challenges. From travel to outings to routine and everything in between - we’ve collected our top tips and hacks for dealing with all the challenges you might face this festive season.

Wishing you and your family a fantastic holiday filled with special moments and happy memories that will stay with you for years to come. Remember that it is the most wonderful time of the year so have fun, relax and take lots of pics!

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Whats Included in the Guide?

Let’s get packing – If you’re a parent, you are no stranger to packing. It’s not practical (or possible) to ‘travel light’ when you have a baby or toddler in tow but there are some things you can do to lighten your load.

Easy travel by plane or car – If you are travelling to a far-flung destination, whether by road or air or just taking more day trips we have a few handy tips to make travel a breeze. 

Sleeping in a new environment – Going away for a few days or weeks can be a fabulous time to unwind but for babies and toddlers, it can mean a huge disruption to their sleeping pattern. Have a look at our hacks for sleeping in a new environment. 

Let’s Explore: Outings – Outings, especially in summer, are usually exciting but if you’re unprepared, outings can also be disappointing and frustrating. Here are some quick ways to make the most of time spent exploring. 

Go-Go-Go –  Holidays with little ones are demanding work – full of laughter, fun and wonder but they can be busy and enough to wear out even the most energetic parents. We have some practical tips for sustaining energy when you’re on the move. 

Healthy snacking – A hungry baby/toddler is a miserable baby/toddler. Read up on quick tips to keep little tummies happy. 

Bring on the Vitamin D –  Enjoy the idyllic warm, summer days and nights filled with lots of time outdoors and in the water with peace of mind using our tips for sun care & water safety. 

Managing overstimulation & meltdowns – Meltdowns are inevitable, keep our tips for handling over stimulation in mind when you are planning your days. 

Gift ideas for Santa – Some quick tips for festive giving.

Making memories to treasure – A note from Meg

First Aid Travel Kit – with a downloadable checklist of everything you need 

BONUS! Share with your friends and get these BONUS Guides included: 

Life Hacks for busy moms by Meg Faure 

First Aid to the rescue Handy Checklist

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