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Tips on Traveling with Children

  • Make sure they are up to date with all of their vaccinations.  If traveling internationally they may need additional vaccines.  Please check with your pediatrician a few months in advance on the recommendations.  The CDC website is a great resource.  www.cdc.gov
  • If traveling by plane with infant bring a car seat, it is the safest way for him/her to travel eve on the plane.
  • If you choose not to bring car seat on the plane (possible additional cost per ticket), you can always check one in as additional luggage, or rent one once you get to your destination.
  • Make sure kids are swallowing during descent – it relieves the ear pressure.  Use a bottle of water.
  • Bring a bag of toys and snacks to keep child entertained.
  • Bring diaper rash cream, Tylenol, Benadryl, and check with your pediatrician on correct dosing.
  • Remember sun safety!  Use sunscreen with SPF 15-50 with application every 2 hours, especially if in water.  Use sun hats especially for the smaller kids.
  • Water safety – stay within arm’s reach of children while swimming.  Pools may not have safe, modern drain systems, and both pools and beaches may lack lifeguards.
  • If traveling to areas with potentially unsafe drinking water, use bottled water once at the destination.
  • Use mosquito repellent and keep kids inside during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most vicious.
  • Frequent hand washing or using hand sanitizer is recommended.
  • Remember, you can always call PHA even if abroad if you have a question.

Dr. Alicja Dewera-Moczerniuk