Names/Ages: Ollie and Rory (6 months)
Vacation Location: Seal Beach, San Diego
Favorite Baby or Child Friendly Activity There: Playwerx--- An amazing play structure facility with coffee bar and free WiFi! The perfect location to enjoy an espresso, relax, check up on emails and take a much needed break in the middle of a family trip.
Best Tip for Traveling with Kids: Allow for abnormal behavior to keep everyone sane. Bend the "rules" a bit while traveling to make it enjoyable for the whole family. We let Ollie sleep on the floor of the airplane during our 2 most recent trips. While I do not normally condone sleeping on a germ ridden floor or staying up past 7pm; by allowing my "rules" to bend a little we subverted breakdowns and had an infinitely better traveling experience!
Favorite Way to Make it Feel Like Home: Keeping the babies close to us is the best way to make an unknown place feel like home. No matter how scary the environment if I can snuggle up and rock my little girl to sleep she will always feel like home wherever we may travel.
An Item you MUST Take With You While Traveling: Our Baby Bjorns.... We would never leave home without these. They've allowed our travels to be smooth and happy from airport security screenings, to downtown shopping, to hiking in the mountains, to lazy days on the beach. They keep babies happy and connected to us even in VERY unfamiliar environments!
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