Good Questions: Tips for Overseas Travel with Toddler?

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Melissa writes: I am wondering if the Ohdeedoh collective brain can offer suggestions for overseas travel with a toddler (14 months at travel)? We have traveled extensively in the US with her, but we’ve only been places where we knew people and could borrow things like strollers, car seats, etc. We are going to Aruba, and besides the essentials I am feeling a little lost as to what to pack. For instance should I bring swim toys/safety items? Should we risk bringing her stroller and it getting damaged/lost in flight or should we buy an inexpensive umbrella stroller and/or should we just get a good carrier (she’s too big for our Bjorn) like the Ergo and carry her?

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We are usually light packers—I’d like to have as little luggage as possible so we aren’t schlepping multiple bags to, from and around the airport.

Please share your tips and suggestions with Melissa in the comments below...thanks!

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