Holiday abroad with children


Holiday abroad with young children lead a discussion on how to respond to different challenges, including drinking water, sunscreen and warm, prevent and treat stomach upset, etc. The purpose of this article is to disseminate knowledge in these areas and help to create the best conditions for a good holiday.

Milk and food on planes

If you have small children, who are given formula, you should be aware that there may be problems with that carry liquids and food in hand luggage when going through security. Sometimes it is accepted that you bring milk and food for the child, other times not. Contact any Airline prior to travel and explore what rules should be followed. Basically, don’t bring liquids in hand luggage, unless they are wrapped in a special transparent plastic bag, which is approved for the purpose. In hand luggage only allowed bringing liquids or liquids in containers with a maximum capacity 100 milliliters (one deciliter or 100 grams). One must be well carry more than one container in his hand luggage, but not more than can fit in one transparent, reusable bag with a volume of one liter. It is only allowed to bring one of these bags each passage.


Some liquids and liquid substances are exempt from US rules. This is for example the baby food, medicines and the like, which are allowed for use on the flight in larger quantities than 100 milliliters. However, one should be prepared for that security staff may request proof of authenticity of the liquids. This means that you often like can carry infant formula on piece. However, if this isn’t possible, you can instead bring it in powder form, bring an empty thermos and then buy boiled water in a coffee shop when you are through security. If you bring baby food in glass for the trip, they should check in with the rest of the luggage. Remember to declare that there is food in your luggage.

Travel Diarrhea

It happens unfortunately often that during a trip to warmer climes run into once stomach upset - often in connection with that drink local water, or because you eat food that is not processed in the same way as we know it from home. The water is often polluted or contains bacteria that we are not used to from home.

Many children under one year are breastfed for greater or lesser extent. Breastfeeding is the best protection against travelers' diarrhea. In addition, they eat very small children not so much regular food yet, which in itself also provides some protection. If an accident does occur, it may be a good idea to bring lactic acid bacteria for older children and adults or buy yogurt products of various kinds.

This gives the lactic acid bacteria in a natural way. To prevent stomach upset in very young children can baby food brought to the glass home.

Peel it - boil it - drop it

Three tips to protect gavages:

Peel it - peel the fruit itself

Cook it - eat only food that is cooked, fried or served piping hot

Drop it - avoid:

- Food, not through warm.

- Fruits that are not peeled.

- Tap water and ice cubes and ice that are not wrapped.

- Raw foods such as raw fish, raw seafood, raw eggs, etc.

- Salad, fruit and the like that have been washed in the local water.

In addition, it is important to wash hands frequently travel, and always before eating - Always deal with alcohol. The mixture can help to restore the child's salt and sugar balance and can be used if the child has vomited or had diarrhea for several days. You can even make a substitution solution by taking 1 liter of water and add 1 tsp. salt and 1 tbsp. sugar. Consult a doctor if the problem persists, continues longer than 3 days, or if the child seems dehydrated skin or is lethargic and relax. Also, make sure the child before the journey is vaccinated according to current recommendations from the Health Protection Agency.

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Holiday abroad with children