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Traveling abroad with kids under 5. I never thought I would even entertain the idea and here I am with three children under 5 and a booked trip to Switzerland next fall. I always knew I wanted to travel the world (booking 1-2 trips per year as we could afford it) but I didn’t imagine doing it with the kids so young. I have no idea what changed my mind but one of my biggest thoughts has always been to seize the day. I don’t want to waste our lives waiting to do something and I think that having the right mindset from the get-go will be to our advantage. Our goal will not be to hit everything on our travel checklist, but rather to enjoy whatever it is that we can get to while we are abroad. We will be packing two backpacks and bringing one double stroller and jumping in with both feet and I could not be more excited.
One of the most challenging feats is always finding a way to entertain the kids for the traveling part of the trip. The planes, car rides and in this case, train rides too! When VTech reached out to me to see if we wanted to test out the new VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2. I looked into it to see if it would be a good fit, I was seriously amazed! Our oldest is now at an age where she really enjoys being able to do everything I do! She is especially interested in taking pictures and videos whenever we go on a little trip somewhere. This Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 has the ability to hold 1600 photos or 11 1-minute videos at any one time! It’s also a great gadget for teaching kids how to tell time. The watch has over 55 digital and analog watch displays that they can customize. The fact that it’s splash and sweat proof is also a huge plus since #kidsaremessy ya’ll. When we are in one place on the plane, train or in the car, there is a new Monster Catcher game that can entertain and when we get off, there’s even a pedometer and fun sound effects that kids can use! Our oldest loved being able to capture everything around her on our recent trip to the Steam Train!
Since we are only packing two backpacks, we won’t have much room for “toys” for the plane and this watch will be easy for Liv to wear right on her arm! I have been encouraged by so many moms that have traveled internationally with their children and they have given me so many tips along the way. Bridget has been immensely helpful with telling me where to go in Switzerland and even where to stay! I have read a few posts over on Taza’s blog about travel and it amazes me how much they are able to travel with their little ones! If you are on the fence about it, I highly encourage you to do some thorough research and think about what you would want to get out of the trip in general. Many have told us that it would make sense to go without the kids or wait until they are older. Of course it would be less “stressful” but ya know what? These memories we make, will be instilled in us forever. It’s all part of the journey and I fully intend on making it as memorable as possible! 😉
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