Traveling before we had kids was easy, we could visit 10 countries in 10 days on a tour, but with kids this kind of travel is just not possible. There is the greater potential for illness plus kids generally just don’t want to be rushed from one destination to the other. With good planning and organizing sickness can minimized while traveling. We have put together an extensive travel safety checklist to help you when you next travel with kids, the major areas we have covered are:
- Toys and Gadgets
- Emergency Contacts
Take a look at the Checklist below and tell us what you think! Is there anything that you would add?
Listed below are all the references we used to develop this list:
- CDC - Your travel guide to safety and health: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office Safety and Health: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/staying-safe/checklist
- Health Consultants Detailed Checklist: http://www.ohcmd.com/pdf/TravelSafetyCheckList.pdf
- International Travel with Infants and Children: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2012/chapter-7-international-travel-infants-children/traveling-safely-with-infants-and-children.htm
Maree has over five years of experience in Occupational Health and Safety and in the development of safety standards, training workshops and improvement initiatives. She is passionate about health, safety and education. Maree, a mother of two children, has a Advanced Diploma in OHS and will be graduating soon with a B.Sc. (HSE) from Australia.